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​​​​​​​About Us

Nourishing families with earth’s goodness
Our Story

Our Story

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 Purpose

Sustainability Our ESG Purpose is to grow a healthier and more hopeful tomorrow by responsibly making nutritious foods more accessible to all. 
Nourishing People Growing access to better food choices that support physical, mental and social well-being.
Nourishing The Planet Responsibly growing and producing food for a healthier planet.
Nourishing Communities Growing connections that cultivate healthier and more equitable communities.

Our Journey

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.

Our Leadership Team

Greg Longstreet
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bibie Wu​​​​​​​
Chief Communications & Technical Development Officer
Tracy West
VP-Internal Audit
Davis Stis
Chief Commercial Officer
William Sawyers
SVP General Counsel 
Jeanette Naughton
VP-Strategic Planning
Matt Beliveau
Chief Human Resources Officer
Daniela Vonghia
SVP Operations
Spencer Lee
Chief Financial Officer
Todd Stillwell
SVP Supply Chain