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Fresh Del Monte, Jewel-Osco Break World Record For Fruit Display

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In celebration of National Fruit and Vegetable Month, Fresh Del Monte, in collaboration with Jewel-Osco, broke a world record June 8 for the World’s Largest Fruit Display. Sanctioned as an official Guinness World Record, the display was constructed from more than 77,000 pounds of Del Monte bananas at the Jewel-Osco store in Westmont, Illinois, located at 4 East Ogden Ave.

Following the record break, the bananas were given away to customers, with the remaining fruit donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America serving communities in 13 surrounding counties.

“It is an exciting day for Fresh Del Monte as we celebrate the popularity of our cornerstone produce offerings,” said Pablo Rivero, VP of marketing for Fresh Del Monte, North America. “What better way to communicate the global popularity and nutritional value of bananas than with a world record-worthy display and local food bank donation. We are committed to supporting local organizations such as Northern Illinois Food Bank. We hope this donation not only benefits those facing food insecurity but encourages increased consumption of fresh fruits.”

Constructed entirely of Del Monte bananas, the display – which took three days to create and measured 118 feet wide by 11 feet high – weighed 77,365.9 pounds and included 211,200 bananas. An official Guinness World Record judge was on site to verify and confirm the new record. The record had been previously set using more than 17,000 pounds of citrus fruit in 2022.

“Jewel-Osco is thrilled to be Fresh Del Monte’s retail partner for the World’s Largest Fruit Display,” said Scott Bennett, produce sales manager for Jewel-Osco. “Our produce departments stock more than 140,000 pounds of bananas a day. They are easily our top selling item.”

For more information about Fresh Del Monte, visit FreshDelMonte.com

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