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

Dole sees excess banana supply weighing on cost

Dole Food Co. expects an excess supply of bananas in the second half of the year to put pressure on costs....


Michelle Russell | 26 Jul 2013

Dole Food Co. expects an excess supply of bananas in the second half of the year to put pressure on costs.


Katy Askew | 13 Mar 2013

US produce group Dole Food Co. has detailed plans to step up the capital expenditure programme behind its strategic initiatives in 2013.


Ben Cooper | 26 Nov 2012

It is often said that European companies are ahead of their US counterparts in how they view corporate sustainability, with the latter too narrowly focused on environmental impacts under their immediate control and failing to see the bigger picture. Ben Cooper found at this year's FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit that attitudes are changing.


Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2012

Dole Food Co. has said the sale of its global packaged food and Asian fresh businesses to Itochu Corp. will cut its debt and allow it more "flexibility" to look at growth opportunities.

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Ben Cooper | 28 May 2010

Earlier this month, Dole Food Co. announced the creation of an office of corporate responsibility and sustainability “to build on its existing environmental initiatives at company-owned farms around the world”. Ben Cooper asked director of worldwide corporate social responsibility Sylvain Cuperlier why he feels Dole’s approach to corporate sustainability represents a good model and why the recent organisational changes have further strengthened the company in this area.

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Dean Best | 25 Apr 2017

Dole Food Co. is looking to float on the stock market, four years after chairman and owner David Murdock took the the US-based produce group private.


John Shepherd | 6 Dec 2016

Dole Food Co. has launched a range of frozen fruit products in the UK.


Katy Askew | 14 Oct 2016

Dole Food Co. has entered into a tie-up with Disney in a move that will see the companies launch co-branded fresh produce featuring Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters. 


Katy Askew | 3 May 2016

Dole Food Co. has confirmed that it is "cooperating" with a US Department of Justice criminal investigation regarding a listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio.


Katy Askew | 25 Jan 2016

One person has died and 11 hospitalised in an outbreak of listeria linked to Dole Food Co. packaged salads in the US, the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed. 


Dean Best | 28 Aug 2015

Dole Food Co. CEO David Murdock and Michael Carter, the company's former president, have been ordered to pay over US$148m to investors over the sale of the US group in 2013.


Dean Best | 28 Aug 2015

Dole Food Co. CEO David Murdock and Michael Carter, the company's former president, have been ordered to pay over US$148m to investors over the sale of the US group in 2013.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Apr 2015

Dole Food Co. has promoted Johan Linden to the positions of president and COO.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Apr 2015

Dole Food Co. has promoted Johan Linden to the positions of president and COO.


Dean Best | 12 Feb 2015

France-based fresh produce supplier Compagnie Fruitière has three new minority investors in the business.


Dean Best | 12 Feb 2015

France-based fresh produce supplier Compagnie Fruitière has three new minority investors in the business.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2015

Chiquita Brands International has named Darcilo Santos, an executive from Safra Group, the Brazilian investment firm that took the produce giant private last year, as its new CFO.


Dean Best | 23 Jan 2015

Chiquita Brands International has named Darcilo Santos, an executive from Safra Group, the Brazilian investment firm that took the produce giant private last year, as its new CFO.


Paula Krizanovic | 13 Oct 2014

Fruit and vegetable processor Dole Food Co. has invested US$28m in a ready-to-eat packaged vegetable plant in Colombia.


Dean Best | 12 Sep 2014

US group Dole Food Co. has launched a snacks range in New Zealand.


Dean Best | 12 Sep 2014

US group Dole Food Co. has launched a snacks range in New Zealand.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Aug 2014

Dole Food Co. has announced a US$9m expansion project at a facility in Ohio - a move that will see 140 new jobs created.


Dean Best | 28 May 2014

Dole Food Co. has sold its minority stake in the holding company of France-based fruit grower Compagnie Fruitière Group.


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2014

An extended geographic presence, a wider product portfolio and a broader supply base are among the benefits from the merger of Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes, the produce giants said today (10 March).


Michelle Russell | 12 Aug 2013

Dole Food Co. is set to be taken private by its chief executive after the US produce group accepted a renewed offer for the business.


Michelle Russell | 26 Jul 2013

Dole Food Co. saw its earnings and sales fall in the first half due to "volatility" in the market and tightened its full-year guidance.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jun 2013

Dole Food Co. has received an an unsolicited buyout offer from its chief executive David Murdock.


Dean Best | 3 May 2013

Dole Food Co. has insisted its first-quarter results were in line with expectations after underlying earnings were hit by a fine for alleged anti-competition practices in the EU.

Latest blogs

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Feb 2014

With emerging markets becoming a central focus for many food companies, there is growing interest in the Middle East and Africa - and this week we are at the Gulfood expo in Dubai to speak to those building their business in the region.

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