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Mann leverages Tricont for East Coast expansion

Aug. 31, 2023
Shipper’s full line of products now available to East Coast customers through the support of Del Monte's trucking and distribution operations.

Mann Packing recently expanded its offering of commodity vegetables and value-added products to the East Coast with the support of parent company Fresh Del Monte’s wholly owned distribution facilities.

The company now is servicing several major retailers out of North Carolina-based distribution centers, Mann reported. This strengthens the grower, shipper, and processor’s position as a “one-stop shop” for its full line of products, through access to its full logistics and distribution network.

“We have created a turnkey program at Mann’s with the customer in mind,” Chip Obracay, vice president of national sales at Mann, said in a news release.

“Not only do we have a wide array of products, but we also have a large distribution network from coast to coast, which lowers costs for our customers, while also providing them with wide-ranging quality products in a timely fashion.”

By leveraging the services of Tricont Trucking & Logistics, Fresh Del Monte’s third-party inland logistics company, Mann’s can provide customers nationwide with fresh produce. Its vertically integrated supply chain, similar to Fresh Del Monte’s, allows customers to purchase products and have them processed and delivered via Mann Packing. The system’s efficiency allows for optimization in shelf life for products at a lower cost to the customer.

Mann’s products now arrive at the distribution center in the morning and are shipped to customers by the end of the same day. This is made possible by ready-made pallets that are identified for specific destinations.

Currently, Mann Packing provides multiple deliveries of fresh commodity fruits and vegetables to Fresh Del Monte-owned facilities across North America. In the future, the company said it plans to expand further to provide more customers with fresh and value-added products.

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