80’s advert for Delmonte Orange juice.
Del Monte Foods is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California.
It offers canned goods in Del Monte, S&W and Contadina brands, pet foods under Kibbles n’ Bits, 9Lives, Pounce, Milk-Bone and several premium brands.
1986 commercial for Del Monte Island Blends.
In the 1870s and ’80s, California became a major producer of fruits and vegetables. Following in 1899, 18 of the state’s biggest canners merged under the name California Fruit Canners Association. Under the impetus of George Newell Armsby, in 1916 CFCA added two more canners and a food brokerage house, incorporated itself as California Packing Corporation, or Calpak, and began marketing its products under the Del Monte brand. The new company grew to operate more than 60 canneries, some in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Alaska. In 1917 it acquired pineapple lands and a cannery in Hawaii and, in the 1920s, added canneries in Florida and the Midwest, as well as in the Philippines. After World War II more facilities were constructed or purchased overseas. These multinational operations made the name California Packing Corporation obsolete, and in 1967 the name Del Monte Corporation was adopted.