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(LA Times)   Del Monte sells its fruit and vegetable business to focus on pet food, after realizing Americans would rather eat a can of Alpo before they would come close to touching a piece of fruit or a vegetable   (latimes.com) divider line 16
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2013-10-14 09:10:58 AM  
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2013-10-14 09:13:49 AM  
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"Ah, Del Monte. Enjoy them old man...for they will be your last."
 
2013-10-14 09:40:40 AM  
When I think of Del Monte Foods, I immediately think Dog Food... Wonder how that rebranding is going to go for them?

/rolls eyes
 
2013-10-14 09:43:26 AM  

KellyX: When I think of Del Monte Foods, I immediately think Dog Food... Wonder how that rebranding is going to go for them?

/rolls eyes


More than likely the fruit n veg business will retain the Del Monte name, and Del Monte will rename itself to Milk Bone Inc or something
 
2013-10-14 10:28:52 AM  

The Bestest: KellyX: When I think of Del Monte Foods, I immediately think Dog Food... Wonder how that rebranding is going to go for them?

/rolls eyes

More than likely the fruit n veg business will retain the Del Monte name, and Del Monte will rename itself to Milk Bone Inc or something


That would make sense, but I bet they do something bone headed ;)
 
2013-10-14 10:49:48 AM  
Given the margin on pet food, this makes sense. Anyone who jokes about old people eating cat food have never purchased cat food. Prime beef is cheaper.
 
2013-10-14 02:32:28 PM  

natazha: Given the margin on pet food, this makes sense. Anyone who jokes about old people eating cat food have never purchased cat food. Prime beef is cheaper.


Guess who has never worked in a grocery store?
 
2013-10-14 03:48:11 PM  

listernine: Guess who has never worked in a grocery store?


Mitt Romney?
 
2013-10-14 05:21:08 PM  
The part I find odd is the reference to upper tier pet food and then go on to say that the produce Pup-peroni and Milk Bones.  Both are terrible for most pets.  I was just looking at the calorie content of one small breed milk bone at the store a week ago and it was over 90 calories per biscuit IIRC.

I feed the pair-o-pugs we have Fruitables brand.  One is 9 calories and the other is 3 per treat. They are also smaller and better to use as a training aid.
 
2013-10-14 06:41:12 PM  
Del Monte was always the ghetto brand of canned produce. Libbys/Green Giant or GTFO.
 
2013-10-14 07:26:04 PM  
So they are selling the US segment to the Asian subsidiarity and having the US segment focus on dog food.  There must be something with taxes here, but no C-level exec in either part will fess up to it.
 
2013-10-14 07:55:30 PM  
I remember years ago in Lafayette, IN, Purina owned the best restaurant in town. Made sense to me, some animals are fussier than people.
 
2013-10-14 09:28:52 PM  
Huh. I always knew them as the other brand of lousy ketchup that isn't Heinz.
 
2013-10-14 10:11:06 PM  

Calehedron: The part I find odd is the reference to upper tier pet food and then go on to say that the produce Pup-peroni and Milk Bones.  Both are terrible for most pets.  I was just looking at the calorie content of one small breed milk bone at the store a week ago and it was over 90 calories per biscuit IIRC.


If the first ingredient in any dog/cat food is corn meal, put it back.  That shiat is like McDonalds for pets.
 
2013-10-14 10:24:02 PM  
Noooo! Fark you global economy and the American sell-off! Noooo! They make the best pickle relish, ketchup and canned tomato sauces a person can buy on the cheap. This is bad.

/ Del Monte Ketchup is premium stuff.
 
2013-10-15 11:47:25 AM  
In the obama economy dog food is all grandma can afford.
 
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