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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New CEO of bananas and pineapples named for Chiquita


A former Dole Food Co. executive is now CEO for bananas and pineapples at Chiquita Brands International Inc.

Chiquita’s moving costs could top $40 million; new board in place


The new owners of Chiquita Brands International Inc. say it will cost between $25 million and $40 million to leave Charlotte, N.C.

Chiquita moving HQ from Charlotte


Chiquita Brands International Inc. is reportedly closing its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., and will let its employees know the fate of their jobs in the next 90 days.

Chiquita sale complete; interim CEO named


Chiquita Brands International Inc. will no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange because it is now privately owned by Brazilians who have named Brian Kocher interim chief executive officer.

Chiquita buyers ready to close deal citing foreign approval


Approval from antitrust authorities in the Ukraine is expected to be followed with OK’s from officials in Honduras and Ecuador, making it possible for a pair of Brazilian firms to close their deal to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc.

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