MONTE CARLO, Monaco and AIRPORT CITY, Israel, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Del Monte®, a leading producer and distributor of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, and SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, today announced that SodaStream will produce and distribute a portfolio of Del Monte® branded syrups. These flavors will be part of a new fruit family, starting with Tropical, Caribbean and Orange flavor options.
"Del Monte® is excited to partner with SodaStream as we enter the category of homemade sparkling drinks," stated Frans Van Melis, Vice-President Food Operations of Del Monte® EA. "We are delighted that our consumers will be able to experience our high-quality brand in a fun, new, innovative way."
"We are happy to join forces with Del Monte® and welcome such an iconic, global brand to the SodaStream family," stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. "This collaboration further enhances our strategy to expand our variety of beverage brands to increase consumer awareness and adoption of our home carbonation system."The products are expected to debut at retail in Italy and the UK for Summer 2014. Del Monte International Contact:Pamela GhinamoMarketing Manager Del Monte Phone: +377 97 97 42 71 email@example.com SodaStream Contact: Yonah LloydChief Corporate Development and Communications OfficerSodaStream International Ltd.Phone: +972-3-976-2462 firstname.lastname@example.org About Del Monte Fresh Del Monte® is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Fresh Del Monte markets its fresh products worldwide under the Del Monte® brand, a symbol of product quality, freshness and reliability for more than 100 years. Del Monte® is dedicated to meeting the current and future needs of consumers worldwide. In fact, our long-range vision is to become the leading global supplier of healthful, wholesome and nutritious fresh and prepared foods and beverages to consumers of all ages