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Dean Best | 3 May 2013

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Dean Best | 14 Sep 2012

A chunk of Dole Food Co.'s business could end up in the hands of one of Japan's largest trading houses it was announced this week - and China appears to be central to the potential deal.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2012

Fresh Del Monte Produce reported mixed first-half results this week but the numbers merely provided the context for the US company to insist it is looking at building a business that focuses not just on produce and not just on the developed markets of the West, writes Dean Best.


Ben Cooper | 9 Sep 2011

The row between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Fresh Del Monte Produce, which has led to the fruit and vegetable company filing lawsuits against the US food watchdog and Oregon Health Authority, poses some difficult questions for regulators, politicians and for companies.

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Katy Askew | 21 Feb 2017

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (21 February) booked a jump in profits for 2016 on the back of lower costs and higher selling prices within its banana divsion. 


Katy Askew | 15 Feb 2017

Fresh Del Monte Produce is launching a line of vegetable noodles in North America. 


Katy Askew | 6 Feb 2017

Fresh Del Monte Produce is expanding its business in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by increasing its presence in the foodservice space. 


Stuart Todd | 17 Jan 2017

Fresh Del Monte Produce is to set up its first processing plant in France.


John Shepherd | 1 Nov 2016

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (1 November) booked increased third quarter sales for 2016 over the year-ago period although sales for the nine months of the year to September were down.


John Shepherd | 1 Sep 2016

Fresh Del Monte Produce said today (1 September) its president and COO Hani El-Naffy is to step down at the end of February.


Dean Best | 2 Aug 2016

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (2 August) reported higher first-half profits despite a dip in sales, helped by lower banana and transport costs.


Dean Best | 3 May 2016

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (3 May) booked higher first-quarter earnings, despite only slight growth in sales, as the US group was boosted by lower transport and fruit costs.


Katy Askew | 23 Feb 2016

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (23 February) booked lower full-year earnings as losses sustained in the fourth quarter weighed on the US group's results. 


Dean Best | 27 Oct 2015

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (27 October) reported a slide in nine-month earnings but the US produce giant saw its shares jump in early trading.


Helen Arnold | 16 Oct 2015

Seven US food and drink companies including Hain Celestial, Hormel Foods, Kraft Heinz Co. and Pinnacle Foods have agreed to publicly reveal how they are assessing and managing the risk that water poses to global food supplies. 


Dean Best | 28 Jul 2015

Fresh Del Monte Produce emphasised its higher second-quarter earnings but the rise was not enough to prevent profits falling for the first half of 2015 as a whole.


Hannah Abdulla | 23 Jul 2015

Fresh Del Monte Produce has confirmed plans to establish a banana and pineapple plantation in the Philippines.


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Jul 2015

The EU high court has hit Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc with fresh fines related to an alleged banana cartel with distributor Weichert in 2008.


Katy Askew | 8 Jun 2015

Fresh Del Monte Produce has launched its Fresh Market retail concept in Saudi Arabia in a bid to tap into growing demand for healthy food-to-go options in the market.


Dean Best | 28 Apr 2015

US-based Fresh Del Monte Produce today (28 April) posted a fall in first-quarter earnings amid lower profits from its non-banana produce business.


Katy Askew | 17 Feb 2015

Fresh Del Monte Produce booked a jump in earnings during 2014 - a year the US company termed "outstanding", with sales gains across all business segments and geographies.


Katy Askew | 28 Oct 2014

Rising volumes and higher selling prices in the third quarter contributed to a jump in nine-month earnings at Fresh Del Monte Produce.


Dean Best | 29 Jul 2014

Fresh Del Monte Produce today (29 July) posted increased half-year earnings, as higher selling prices for bananas in the second quarter helped its profits.


Katy Askew | 29 Apr 2014

Fresh Del Monte Produce has booked a jump in profitability thanks to higher sales and improved margins in the first quarter.


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).


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Feb 2014

Fresh Del Monte Produce is looking to tap into demand in the Middle East for convenience foods with new products and the launch of its own retail outlets.


Katy Askew | 19 Feb 2014

Fresh Del Monte Produce posted a bigger-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter, prompting shares to slide in New York yesterday (18 February).


Katy Askew | 19 Nov 2013

Fresh Del Monte Produce has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the US company of discrimination against Thai workers working for it in Hawaii.

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