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December 01, 2015 12:14 PM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of Chiquita Brands International Inc.

Company Overview

Chiquita Brands International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes bananas, pineapples, and packaged salads primarily in the United States, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Bananas, Salads and Healthy Snacks, and Other Produce. The Bananas segment purchases, produces, transports, markets, and distributes bananas under the Chiquita brand to grocery retailers, ripeners, and wholesalers. The Salads and Healthy Snacks segment offers packaged and ready-to-eat salads under the Fresh Express and private labels; fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in foodservice; healthy snacks, including single-serve fr...

550 South Caldwell Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

United States

Founded in 1899

20,000 Employees



Key Executives for Chiquita Brands International Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Chief Executive Officer of Bananas & Pineapples
Age: 62
Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Express and Chiquita Fruit Solutions
Age: 65
Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President
Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Quality
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. Key Developments

Chiquita Moves Division Headquarters to Orlando

Chiquita Brands is moving dozens of high-paying jobs and the headquarters for its Fresh Express division to Central Florida. At the same time, the Chiquita Banana U.S. headquarters is moving to Fort Lauderdale. The move will put Fresh Express administrative offices near one of its biggest customers, Walt Disney World, and the banana division's main office near its import focus, Port Everglades.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. Moves Headquarters Charlotte to Florida

Chiquita Brands International Inc. is moving the headquarters of two key divisions currently based in uptown Charlotte to Florida.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. Lays Off 300 Workers in Latin America

Chiquita Brands International, which in January announced plans to close its Charlotte headquarters, it laid off 300 workers in Latin America and saw its losses more than double in the first quarter, months after finalizing an acquisition by two Brazilian companies.

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