This tropical fruit is portable, affordable and easy to eat, which are just some of the reasons that consumers picked it as the most popular item in the produce department. More than eight in 10 consumers (84%) put bananas in their cart this year.


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Brazilians still pushing for Chiquita


Two Brazilian companies rejected by Chiquita Brands International have not given up in their bid to buy the company.

CORRECTED: Bananas now in test phase for Happy Meals


CORRECTED: Bananas, blueberries and grapes could be joining Cuties clementines and apple slices on McDonald’s menus as the restaurant chain continues efforts to help parents feel better about Happy Meals.

Brazilians’ bid to buy Chiquita rebuffed


Chiquita Brands International has rejected an overture by two Brazilian companies to buy the company.

Chiquita receives rival offer


Two Brazilian companies have made an offer to buy Chiquita Brands International.

Chiquita struggles with costs, prepares for merger


A one-two punch of increased banana costs and decreased sales of packaged salads left Chiquita Brands International Inc. reeling on the ropes in the second quarter as profits fell 42% compared with the second quarter of 2013.

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