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2012-06-02 23:01:17

The Citrus, Banana and Other Fruit Growing industry in Australia has struggled to cope with adverse weather conditions over the past five years. Industry revenue has grown marginally over the past five years due to the devastating consequences of the millennium drought, tropical cyclones and record flooding across Australia's eastern states. Fortunately, the industry's diverse product range, Australia's strategic geographic position and counter-seasonal advantage were able to prevent the...

2012-03-06 11:38:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreBrand, a leading brand strategy and communications firm, and creator of the Corporate Branding Index®, which provides continuous benchmarking data, insights and corporate brand valuation for over 1,000 companies, across 54 industries, today announced the findings of an analysis it conducted that shows several major U.S. consumer brands are undervalued. La-Z-Boy, Chiquita Brands International, Ruby Tuesday and KB Homes were among...

2011-12-15 13:02:00

US Market Trend Against Tar Sands Continues SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International will work with ForestEthics to eliminate shipping of Chiquita bananas with fuel from refineries that use Canada's controversial Tar Sands. Chiquita joins a market trend against Tar Sands that now includes 15 publicly confirmed actions by major US companies. "Canada's Tar Sands is all risk and no benefit for leading American brands like Chiquita that are...

2011-11-15 08:37:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, received the Chiquita Cold Chain Carrier of the Year Award. The Cold Chain Carrier of the Year Award selects a carrier each year that provides Chiquita with exemplary temperature-controlled carrier services. Chiquita Brands International is a leading international marketer and distributor of high-quality fresh and value-added food products. "We are honored to receive this...

2011-08-17 11:29:00

ForestEthics Runs USA Today Ads, Organizes 'Banana' Protests in Multiple Cities Days Before D.C. Protests Over Pipeline Decision SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dole and Chiquita were greeted this morning with full-page ads in USA Today calling on the companies to reject extreme fossil fuels from Canada's Tar Sands and to embrace cleaner transportation fuel options. View the ads here:...

2011-08-05 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) commends Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Fernando Aguirre, on his appointment to the Aetna Board of Directors. Aetna, a Fortune 100 company, is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies. "As the national voice of the Hispanic business community in the United States, the USHCC is a strong proponent of Hispanic...

2011-08-03 15:01:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands (NYSE: CQB) today released financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2011, reporting net sales of $870 million and comparable income(1) of $34 million, GAAP net income of $78 million. GAAP results include the benefit of an $87 million income tax valuation allowance release based on the sustained earnings performance of the company's North American businesses, partially offset by a $32 million non-cash...

2011-07-29 12:07:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB) and Walt Disney World Resort announced an agreement today that will bring premium, healthy fresh Chiquita® and Fresh Express® products to a number of retail points at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and the Disney Cruise Line. This new strategic alliance represents the commitment of both companies to provide consumers with healthy food options....

2011-07-26 16:04:00

CINCINNATI, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced the successful completion of the previously announced refinancing of a portion of its capital structure. The related transactions described below reduce the company's interest expense, extend debt maturities and add operating flexibility. The company expects at current rates to save approximately $11 million in annual interest costs in the first year following the...

2011-07-26 13:31:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gotham Direct, a leading media strategy agency, announced the recent launch of a new office in the United Kingdom. Located in London, the operation is headed by Gotham Direct Co-Founder and President Greg Messerle. The London office currently has four employees and plans to add more staff throughout the year. Gotham Direct provides custom marketing and advertising solutions to a number of major brands, including M&Ms, Equinox Fitness Clubs,...