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New products - Dr Oetker's Chicago Town pizza enters chilled aisle; Sweet Earth's Awesome Burger hits US; Delimax-Montpak debuts Fontaine Family range; Tesco debuts Plant Chef

27 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a new plant-based range from Ireland's Kerry Foods and Tesco.

New products - Granarolo debuts La Merenda della Lola snack kit for kids; Perfetti van Melle expands Mentos brand; Gressingham launches venison, wild boar range; Dole unveils salad kit line in the US

18 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of Mentos chewy mints from Perfetti van Melle, and a new kids' snack kit range from Italy's Grnarolo.

Dole sells Scandinavian salad businesses to BAMA Group

14 Dec 2018

US fruit and vegetables giant Dole Food Company is selling its Scandinavian salad businesses Saba Fresh Cuts AB and Saba Fresh Cuts OY for an undisclosed sum.

Total Produce's Dole investment cleared - with condition

31 Jul 2018

A move by Ireland's Total Produce to buy a 45% stake in US peer Dole Food Co. has secured conditional approval from The European Commission.

Total Produce to buy 45% of fruit-and-veg peer Dole Food Co.

1 Feb 2018

Total Produce, the Ireland-based fruit and veg giant, has struck a deal to acquire 45% of US-based peer Dole Food Co.

Dole Food Co. cancels IPO plans

11 Jan 2018

US fruit and vegetable business Dole Food Co. has cancelled plans to launch on the stock market just days after talks on the sale of the business fell through.

Greenyard talks to buy Dole Food ended

5 Jan 2018

Belgium-based fruit and vegetable company Greenyard has said talks to acquire Dole Food Co. have ended without a "definitive agreement''

Belgium's Greenyard in "advanced talks'' to acquire Dole Food

19 Dec 2017

Greenyard, the Belgium-based producer of fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables, said it is in advanced talks to acquire Dole Food Co. although a definitive agreement has yet to be reached.

Dole Food Co. 'mulling sale of business'

15 Sep 2017

US-based packaged fruit and vegetable giant Dole Food Co. is reportedly considering a sale of the business - four months after announcing plans to float.

Dole Food Co. files to go public again

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.

Dole launches frozen fruit range in UK

6 Dec 2016

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

Dole launches co-branded produce in Disney tie-up

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. 

Dole faces criminal investigation over listeria outbreak 

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.

Dole listeria outbreak leaves one dead, 11 sick

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. 

Dole CEO David Murdock faces investor payout on takeover

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.

Dole names Johan Linden president, COO

7 Apr 2015

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

Compagnie Fruitière gets new minority investors

12 Feb 2015

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

Safra executive Darcilo Santos becomes Chiquita CFO

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.

Editor's viewpoint: Chiquita right to stand firm

20 Oct 2014

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

Dole opens produce plant in Colombia

13 Oct 2014

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

NZ: Dole launches Crunches snack line

12 Sep 2014

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

US: Dole Ohio plant expansion to create 140 jobs

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.

GERMANY: Dole sells Compagnie Fruitière stake

28 May 2014

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

UPDATE: US/IRELAND: Chiquita, Fyffes outline benefits of scale

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).

US: Dole CEO Murdock takes company private

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.

On the money: Dole sees excess banana supply weighing on cost

26 Jul 2013

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

US: Dole Food H1 profit tumbles, tightens forecast

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.

US: Dole CEO Murdock makes buyout bid

11 Jun 2013

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

US: Dole Q1 "in line" despite EU lawsuit hit

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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

18 Mar 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.

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