7 May 2013
Chiquita Brands International today (7 May) claimed it was continuing to see the benefit of its restructuring after it booked a first-quarter profit.
3 May 2013
First-quarter results continue to come in next week, with Cadbury owner Mondelez International among the companies reporting numbers to the end of March. Elsewhere, US meat giant Tyson Foods will file half-year figures and UK grocer Sainsbury's will report annual numbers.
18 March 2013
Morrisons last week announced firmer plans for an online food service - and the UK retailer could join forces with specialist Ocado. Larger rival Tesco, meanwhile, launched its own price-comparison scheme to lure in customers. Tesco, however, attracted more headlines on horsemeat with another recall. On a separate note, an Irish meat firm was said to know its beef was contaminated a year ago. Dole Food Co., Chiquita and Diamond Foods were among companies announcing results and, on the M&A front, UK firm Burton's Biscuit Co. could soon be up for grabs.
18 March 2013
Food prices - or the prospect of inflation - was a hot topic last week. A vote by the European Parliament to extend sugar quotas to 2020 was criticised, while proposed US changes to country-of-origin labelling were also argued to be set to lead to higher prices. Meanwhile, a drought in Spain is causing concern over global olive oil prices.
15 March 2013
Dole Food Co. has said it will appeal at the European Court of Justice over the EU's decision to fine the fresh produce giant for anti-competitive practices.
13 March 2013
US produce giant Chiquita Brands International has said it is beginning to see the results of its restructuring but will continue to drive costs down in a bid to be more competitive.
12 March 2013
Chiquita Brands International has booked an annual loss of over US$400m after impairment charges and other expenses hit the company's bottom line.
5 December 2012
US produce giant Chiquita Brands International has appointed CFO Brian Kocher to the newly-created position of COO as it looks to restructure the business.
26 November 2012
just-food last week spoke with UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson on his return from China where he spearheaded a mission to develop the UK's presence in the market. He spoke to just-food about the UK government's vision to grow overseas food sales. Elsewhere, Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King outlined the retailer's progress to date on its 20 by 20 sustainability targets, while Hostess Brands revealed it had been given the green light by the US Bankruptcy Court to wind-down its operations.
20 November 2012
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.
8 November 2012
Chiquita Brands International has said its third-quarter net loss more than doubled amid falling sales and restructuring charges.
3 October 2012
Chiquita Brands International has appointed a CEO to replace Fernando Aguirre who announced his decision to step down amid a company revamp in August
13 August 2012
Nestle reported its half-year results last week and said innovation was vital to growth in developed markets, where doing business at the moment is, it said, "no walk in the park". Produce giant Chiquita's first-half numbers included plans for a new strategy, while at US dairy group Dean Foods, it announced a move to list its soy and organics unit alongside its figures. In the retail sector, UK grocer The Co-op announced chief executive Peter Marks was to retire.
10 August 2012
Chiquita Brands International's plans to pursue a new strategic direction with a focus on driving profits in its core businesses garnered a positive reaction from analysts this week.
8 August 2012
The CEO of Chiquita Brands International is to step down from his position as the US produce group revamps its business to boost profits.
8 August 2012
Chiquita Brands International has swung to a first-half loss as a drop in sales and higher sourcing costs hit profits.
9 May 2012
US produce group Chiquita Brands International has slipped to a net loss in the first quarter of the year as lower banana prices in key markets hit sales.
22 February 2012
US produce group Chiquita Brands International has posted flat profits for fiscal 2011 but said it plans to expand its Fresh Express business this year by growing its organic business.
22 February 2012
US produce group Chiquita Brands International has appointed a CFO to succeed Michael Sims who has left to join AdvancePierre Foods.
30 November 2011
US produce group Chiquita Brands International is to move its headquarters over 400 miles from Cincinnati to Charlotte.
7 November 2011
There's been a sense of boldness from the world of food this past week, with companies making interesting moves into new products, acquisitions and territories.
7 November 2011
It's financial results season this week, with Kraft and Tate & Lyle performing strongly, while Chiquita and Whole Foods faltered. Diamond Foods' deal to buy Pringles from Procter & Gamble was delayed, prompting consternation among stockholders, and Portuguese retailer Jeronimo Martins announced extensive investments in Latin America. Click on the headlines for more.
4 November 2011
Chiquita Brands International has posted a loss in its third-quarter, on the back of a decline in sales and an increase in costs.
12 October 2011
US-based Chiquita Brands International has escaped a fine over fixing banana prices in Southern Europe because it blew the whistle on the cartel.
14 September 2011
Chiquita Brands International has confirmed that it is considering moving its headquarters.
25 August 2011
Chiquita Brands International has teamed up with the US Department of Agriculture to promote MyPlate, the new food advice initiative.
4 August 2011
Chiquita Brands International saw its operating profits fall in the first-half of the year on the back of a drop in revenues from salads and healthy snacks.
3 August 2011
US baby-food firm Beech-Nut, an arm of Swiss food company Hero Group, has launched a range of co-branded baby food with apple sauce maker Mott's.
27 June 2011
Chiquita Brands International is to merge two of its divisions in a bid to better focus on execution and scalability.
6 June 2011
Chiquita Brands International has failed to halt a civil lawsuit brought by around 4,000 Colombian citizens alleging that they or their relatives were tortured or killed by local militias funded by the company.