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    CHEP, Del Monte Fresh Ink New Pact

    Extends partnership that began in 2006

    CHEP, a leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, and Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of the nation’s largest marketers and distributors of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, have tendered a contract for shipping platform solutions.

    Del Monte Fresh Produce transports branded bananas, melons and pineapples to supermarket chains, club stores, foodservice distributors and wholesalers across North America on CHEP pallets.

    CHEP has been the preferred shipping platform for Del Monte Fresh Produce in North America since 2006 because it aligns with customer requirements, eliminates most product damage and rejections, and meets the company’s environmental sustainability objectives.

    Emanuel Lazopoulos, Del Monte Fresh Produce’s SVP, N.A. sales and product management, said, “CHEP consistently delivers high quality, reliable pooling solutions to our facilities and consistently demonstrates in-country expertise that results in our products being delivered to our customers without us having to worry about the reliability and quality of our pallets.”

    CHEP USA's SVP of sales, Michael Pooley, said, “Fresh Del Monte and CHEP USA continue to be long-term, strategic partners aligned on both productivity improvement and environmental sustainability issues. The CHEP business model has been tested by Del Monte and other great companies, and has consistently delivered value to the retail supply chain for more than 50 years.”

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