Del Monte

Bharti and Del Monte tie-up

FieldFresh Foods Private Limited is a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises & Del Monte Pacific Limited. With a vision of 'creating delightful food experiences', FieldFresh Foods offers a range of food and beverage products under the Del Monte brand in India and select SAARC countries, while exporting fresh and processed vegetables like Baby Corn, Sweet Corn, Chillies etc to UK and western Europe. We also export core sauces & condiments to international QSR's in 12 markets in Asia Pacific.

For fresh produce, FieldFresh Foods has an Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) at Ladhowal, Ludhiana in Punjab, which is one of the largest agricultural R&D facilities of its kind and is spread over 300 acres with a state-of-the-art protected & open field cultivation for exotic vegetables. At ACE, the advanced technologies and agricultural best practices are showcased to partner farmers in order to help them in enhancing their agricultural productivity and farm income in an environmentally sustainable manner. FieldFresh Foods also has an R&D and demonstration farm in Karad, Maharashtra. FieldFresh Foods engages with over 5000 partner farmers across 8500 acres in Punjab & Maharashtra who are GlobalGAP compliant and grow vegetables for export to Europe. This has enabled FieldFresh Foods to become the largest Indian exporter of fresh baby corn with a 35% share of the UK retail market. In addition, FieldFresh Foods is also growing and exporting fresh sweet corn, chillies, herbs, sugar snaps & snow peas.

We take great pride in a world class manufacturing and R&D center for Del Monte range of products at Hosur, near Bengaluru. This facility recently won the CII National award for Food Safety and Quality, a just recognition for this outstanding facility. This state-of-the-art facility manufactures a range of Fruit Drinks, Sauces, Dips, Dressings and Condiments. The plant has fully integrated & highly automated lines consistently producing high quality products which remain untouched by the human hand. The R&D facility at Hosur drives innovation and customized solutions for our B2B customers. With an outstanding infrastructure and tremendous focus on quality and innovation within a short span, Del Monte serves all international QSRs like Domino's, Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King etc in India besides being a preferred supplier to the Food Service channel and being available to consumers across the top 70 cities in nearly 50,000 top modern trade and general trade outlets.

Bharti Enterprises is one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Bharti has been a pioneering force in the Indian telecom sector with many firsts and innovations to its credit. Bharti Airtel, the group's flagship company, is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. The Company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers.

Other business ventures of the group include Bharti SoftBank - a JV between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Corp - for mobile internet. Beetel Teletech, a JV between Bharti and Brightstar is India's leading manufacturer and distributor of telecom, IT and allied products. The group has a JV - FieldFresh Foods - with Del Monte Pacific Ltd to offer fresh and processed fruits and vegetables in the domestic as well as international markets. Bharti has JVs with AXA, world leader in financial protection and wealth management, for Life Insurance and General Insurance. The group has presence in the retail sector through Bharti Retail that operates stores in multiple formats under the 'easyday' brand.

Del Monte Pacific Limited is listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange and holds a group of companies that cater to today's consumer needs for premium quality, healthy food and beverage products. The Del Monte Pacific Group has exclusive rights to the Del Monte brand for processed food and beverage products in the Indian subcontinent and in the Philippines where it enjoys leading market shares for canned pineapple juice and juice drinks, canned pineapple and tropical mixed fruits, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce and tomato ketchup.

With a range of superior tasting products and the synergy between Bharti's dynamism and Del Monte Pacific's food business experience, FieldFresh Foods looks forward to become a leading and a trusted food and beverage company in India.