In the late 1930’s, when the United States was beginning to recover from the Great Depression, a young Stanford graduate came to California’s Salinas Valley seeking employment. H.W. “Cy” Mann began his career trimming fruit and lettuce for 40¢ an hour. In 1939, he opened a fresh carrot packing operation and a business was born. From day one, Mr. Mann built a reputation for honesty and integrity—one that remains with us today.
In 2018, Mann Packing was acquired by Del Monte Fresh Produce. Today, operating as the Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable division, Mann remains one of the country’s leading suppliers of fresh vegetables, including our proprietary Broccolini® product and award-winning Stringless Sugar Snap Peas.
Del Monte Fresh Produce proudly carries on the traditions put in place by Mr. Mann as well as the Nucci and Ramsey families since 1939. We recognize our most important asset is the long standing and trusted relationships we’ve developed with our exceptional growers.