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Latest Chiquita Brands International Stories

2011-02-28 15:00:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands increased its investment in Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units nearly fivefold in 2010, based on the solid performance track record and energy-savings of the PrimeLINE units, demonstrated through research. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Carrier Corp. is the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and...

2010-10-25 12:41:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) and CBS jointly announced today that Chairman and CEO Fernando Aguirre will appear on the Emmy-nominated hit reality series "Undercover Boss," Sunday, Oct. 31 (9:00 PM-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. "Going undercover inside Chiquita was an eye-opening experience," said Aguirre. "CEOs don't often have the opportunity to connect with their employees in an unfiltered way, and...

2010-10-15 10:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands (NYSE: CQB), today announced that following years of intensive research and investment, it is introducing a technology breakthrough for food safety and freshness. The unveiled FreshRinse(TM) technology is a new produce wash that dramatically reduces microorganisms on leafy greens and better maintains freshness. Of equal importance, as part of Chiquita's longstanding commitment to public health and raising industry food...

2010-09-13 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists put pen to paper to create the designs, fans cast their votes for favorites and today Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) announces the 18 designs selected to adorn bananas alongside the company's famous blue sticker. In June, Chiquita invited consumers to personalize their Chiquita experience as part of the Chiquita Banana Sticker Design Contest and fans submitted over 100,000 votes to determine the winning 18 designs from a field...

2010-09-01 15:00:00

CINCINNATI, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) asks you to nominate the everyday athletes, teams and coaches of all ages and competition levels, who excel at what they do, to be named Chiquita Champions(TM). "Chiquita's passion is to empower our consumers with products that enable them to make a healthy decision in their daily diet, and give them the fuel they need for optimum performance," said Brian Kocher, president, Chiquita Brands North...

2010-08-28 17:55:00

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today dedicated its innovative Biodigester system at its Mundimar S.A. facility in Guapiles, Costa Rica. Joined by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, senior vice president for government affairs and corporate responsibility officer Manuel Rodriguez spoke about Chiquita's newest effort to promote sustainable operations and carbon neutrality. "Chiquita's new Biodigester is at the...

2010-08-25 09:29:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is inviting you to choose the best consumer-created designs that will grace the company's iconic blue sticker on millions of Chiquita bananas nationwide. The call for votes is a continuation of a sticker competition announced in June, when Chiquita requested design submissions. "Chiquita's iconic blue sticker has adorned our bananas for nearly 50 years," said Tanios Viviani, Chiquita President,...

2010-05-10 11:59:00

CINCINNATI, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today joined forces with Cincinnati's bipartisan Congressional representatives and Cincinnati Public Schools to support the United Fresh Foundation's "A Salad Bar in Every School" campaign by dedicating a new salad bar at Cincinnati's Academy of World Languages. U.S. Representatives Steve Driehaus (OH-1) and Jean Schmidt (OH-2) joined the ceremony with Chiquita's Chairman and CEO Fernando Aguirre, as well...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the world celebrates Earth Day, Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB) reflects on global sustainability initiatives the company has championed, raising industry standards. "Chiquita is a passionate, global corporate citizen and we take that responsibility to heart," said Fernando Aguirre, chairman and chief executive officer. "Through collaboration, energy and imagination Chiquita strives to turn each challenge we face into an...

2010-03-30 15:30:00

CINCINNATI, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today provided an update on banana pricing and volume for its core European markets during the first quarter 2010. The company is providing this information on a one-time basis in response to recent unusual industry market conditions that have been experienced and reported industry wide. Additionally, the company reaffirmed its full-year 2010 target for comparable income of $110 to $120...