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Del Monte answering consumers' needs with new product development team

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. created a new internal team — a unified North America New Product Development team — to better serve its consumers and integrate Mann Packing, a Del Monte Fresh company, into its ongoing product development processes.delmon

As part of this change, Alex McCloskey, director of new product development at Mann Packing, will expand his role to oversee not only Mann’s, but also Del Monte branded products across North America. McCloskey is an industry veteran with rich experience in the agriculture and food industries, as well as a deep understanding of both brands. He and his team will be responsible for leading the innovation and new development processes for all Del Monte Fresh Produce brands on a national basis.

“We are very excited to introduce our new product development team,” said Danny Dumas, senior vice president of sales and product management for Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. “Developing this role will not only help us better serve our consumer needs, but will also allow us to continue to inspire healthy lifestyles and remain industry innovators through our wholesome and convenient products.”

The new role will provide Del Monte Fresh Produce with a strong new product development pipeline, prioritizing consumer demand within the company through product innovation. Incorporating this addition under the Del Monte Fresh Produce umbrella will not only continue to create opportunities for former Mann Packing employees, but will also fortify the internal expertise across the Del Monte Fresh Produce business, ultimately providing a strengthened consumer experience nationwide.