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Short-termism decides Chiquita's future

The imminent sale of Chiquita Brands International, the US produce giant, shows how different investment horizons can manifest on a company'...

Editor's viewpoint: Chiquita right to stand firm

Chiquita Brands International still appears set on its proposed merger with Fyffes – and the US produce giant is, at the moment, right to do...

Analysis: Market bets on higher Chiquita offer

Chiquita Brands International has rejected a takeover approach from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group in f...

Week ahead: Sainsbury's FY, Tyson H1, Mondelez Q1

First-quarter results continue to come in next week, with Cadbury owner Mondelez International among the companies reporting numbers to the...

Latest Interviews

just the answer: Chiquita Brands 20 Nov 2012

Katy Askew

Fresh produce companies are increasingly looking to develop their value-added offering in order to boost margins and Chiquita Brands International is no exception. Wouter Van Cauwenbergh, senior sales manager for the company's operations in the EMEA region, spoke to just-food about the company's ambition to develop a value-added consumer focused business.

Latest News

Food industry news of the week: Chiquita, Yashili 31 Oct 2014

Dean Best

After seven months, this week saw the uncertainty over Chiquita Brands International's future all but end with the US produce giant agreeing to a US$681m takeover bid from Brazil's Cutrale Group and Safra Group. Elsewhere, Danone announced moves to enter mass-market infant formula in China with an investment in local player Yashili International Holdings.


Chiquita board accepts Cutrale, Safra takeover bid 27 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Chiquita Brands International's board has accepted the US$14.50-a-share takeover offer from Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and investment firm Safra Group.


Timeline: Latest on battle for Chiquita 27 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Chiquita Brands International, which had lined up a merger with fellow banana supplier Fyffes, has become the subject of takeover interest from Brazilian firms Cutrale Group and Safra Group. And that interest is developing into a tussle for the future ownership of the US produce giant. just-food provides a digest of the most significant events so far.


Chiquita shareholders reject Fyffes merger 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Investors in Chiquita Brands International today (24 October) voted against the US produce giant's plan to merge with Ireland-based peer Fyffes.


Food industry news of week: Chiquita, Premier, LDC 24 Oct 2014

Dean Best

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.

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