Del Monte Foods, Inc. is a winner of the Product of the Year awards, solidifying the company as a long-standing favorite following many years of winning products within various categories. The company this year won two awards: first in the healthy snack category for one of its newest innovations, Del Monte® Fruit Refreshers® and another in the meal ingredient category for Take Root Organics™.
“At Del Monte Foods, we remain committed to providing high quality, nutritious and delicious foods that families can afford. We are thrilled to see our newest innovation, Del Monte Fruit Refreshers®, and our new organic tomato brand, Take Root Organics™, receive nationwide recognition from shoppers,” said Bibie Wu, Chief Marketing Officer. “Del Monte Foods has a proud legacy as a leader in the vegetables and fruits categories and we continue to bring innovation to meet the varied needs of our consumers’ lifestyles.”
Receiving top honors in the healthy snack category, Del Monte Foods’ Fruit Refreshers are a refreshing fruit cup snack with levelled up flavors, both nourishing and perfect for on-the-go. Each 7 oz. cup offers a one-two punch of great flavor and an excellent source of vitamin C. These convenient snacking solutions come in six refreshing flavors (Peaches in Honeysuckle Flavored Fruit Water, Pineapple & Mango in Prickly Pear Flavored Fruit Water, Grapefruit & Oranges in Pomegranate Flavored Fruit Water, Peaches & Chia in Strawberry Dragon Fruit Flavored Fruit Water, Red Grapefruit in Guava Flavored Fruit Water, and Pears & Chia in BlackBerry Flavored Limeade).
Winning in the meal ingredient category, Take Root Organics™ is a line of Certified USDA Organic, non-GMO canned tomatoes. Take Root Organics is accessibly priced so that families can more easily access organic products, grown with the utmost care by a select community of farms in Central California. The line includes five organic products: tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and whole-peeled tomatoes.
Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Winners are determined by the votes of 40,000 consumers in a nationally representative survey conducted by research partner Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. This year marked 16 years of the award in the U.S. and more than 30 years globally.