Del Monte’s fresh-cut fruit and vegetable snacks for vending machines are seeing success at college campuses and public schools.

Del Monte sees interest in vending machine line grow

Courtesy Del Monte

Nerissa Morris, University of Miami's vice president of human resources, (left), university president Donna Shalala, and university mascot Sebastian the Ibis stand in front of a vending machine with Del Monte's new fruit and vegetable snacks at the university.

The University of Notre Dame, the University of Miami and Miami-Dade College are among the first universities to offer Del Monte fruits and vegetables in vending machines, according to a release. Primary and secondary schools in Florida and school districts along the East Coast are also offering the produce vending machine products.
 
Del Monte Fresh Produce NA, Coral Gables, Fla., launched the line in September. It includes 4- to 6-ounce single-serving sizes of Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet pineapple chunks, grapes, apple slices, baby carrots, celery and tomatoes.
 
A few of the packs also contain light or low-fat dips, according to the release. Whole bananas are in Del Monte’s proprietary packaging to maintain freshness and appearance, according to the release. All items are 120 calories or less.