The Del Monte® name has been synonymous with premium foods since its debut in 1886. For generations, our company has proudly earned our reputation with a series of innovations and a singular dedication to quality. As the original plant-based food company, we're always innovating to make nutritious and delicious foods more accessible to consumers across our portfolio of beloved brands, including Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, S&W®, Joyba®, and Kitchen Basics®. We believe that everyone deserves great tasting food they can feel good about, that's why we grow and produce our products using sustainable, and earth-friendly practices for a healthier tomorrow.
Our 135 year history is as rich and vibrant as our products. As The Original Plant-Based Food CompanySM, since 1886 we have been cultivators and innovators of nutritious produce and recipes for families across America.
1886 – The Del Monte name premiers
1907 – The Cannery is built, One of San Francisco's treasured landmarks, The Cannery was built in 1907 and by 1909 was the largest fruit and vegetable cannery in the world.
1909 - The Shield is Introduced. Del Monte puts Quality at the center of its brand promise. Early ads assure customers that the brand's seal is "Not a label-but a guarantee".
1911 - Packaging Innovation. The sanitary three-pieces can replaces hand-soldered containers to better preserve product integrity.
1971 - Leaders in Nutritional Labeling. Del Monte becomes the first major U.S. food producer to voluntarily adopt nutritional labeling on all food products.
2002 - Del Monte Grows. By now, the brand has nearly tripled in size, expanding its portfolio to provide more quality products for its customers.
2017 - A Promise Renewed. Del Monte introduces a new shield, bringing its quality promise to life for a new generation of consumers.
2022 - Del Monte Foods, Inc. announces its commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative's (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard.