Del Monte® opened its fresh-cut facility in Kuwait on Monday October 21, 2019. The opening comes in line with Del Monte’s endeavors to expand in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in continuation of its success story since its first debut in the UAE in 2007.
The ceremony was attended by Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Del Monte Produce; Larry Memmott, Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Kuwait; Shari Stout, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Kuwait; Saqr Abu-Shattal, Ambassador of Jordan to Kuwait; Ayman Al-Basha, Commercial Division Manager/Fresh Foods, The Sultan Center; Makram Malaeb, Corporate Commercial Director at The Sultan Center; Muntaser Al-Qadah, General Manager, McDonald’s Kuwait; Charbel BuMusa, Procurements and Quality Manger, McDonald’s Kuwait; Ian Parkes, Deputy Chief of Production Unit, Foods and Restaurants Division, Alshaya Group; Mohammed Abbas, VP for APMENA region, Del Monte; and Akram Kamal, General Manager, Del Monte Kuwait.
“The newly launched fresh-cut facility is yet another milestone achieved by Del Monte® under its expansion strategy in the MENA markets,” commented Mohammed Abbas, VP for APMENA region. “The new launch will foster our position as a leading provider of fresh fruit and vegetables that boost wellness and healthier lifestyle of the people.”
He added, “The successes achieved by Del Monte in the region since 2007 are a result of its more than 125 years old passion of providing healthy nutrition and products. Our new fresh-cut facility is the chosen fresh produce supplier of large companies such as McDonald`s in Kuwait, which is a testimony of the quality of products and services we provide.”
The new state-of-the-art facility offers just-in-time delivery capabilities including cold storage facilities, fresh-cut fruit and vegetable operations, and an ultra-fresh juice manufacturing operation. It reflects the principles of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability that Del Monte® has adopted since its inception over a century and two decades ago.
“We are glad for this recent development, and are determined to push forward our reach in Kuwait and the wider MENA region in order to continue providing healthy and fresh food to people of the region, and be an integral part of their healthy lifestyle,” Mohammed Abbas concluded.
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