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.
Two Brazilian companies rejected by Chiquita Brands International have not given up in their bid to buy the company.
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.
Chiquita Brands International has rejected an overture by two Brazilian companies to buy the company.
Two Brazilian companies have made an offer to buy Chiquita Brands International.
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.More Packer Stories for Bananas
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