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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...

2010-03-30 11:00:00

CINCINNATI, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its commitment to enhancing public health and offering healthy food and snacking options, Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced a partnership with HealthCorps(®) - a proactive health movement founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz. Oz is the host of the nationally syndicated talk show, "The Dr. Oz Show," and vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. The partnership...

2010-03-24 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an unprecedented move by the leading U.S. producer of value-added salads, Fresh Express - a wholly owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands (NYSE: CQB) - today announced the creation of "Your Salad Story(TM)" micro-site and Leaf Locator(TM) tool, a powerful new online resource that enables consumers to identify the growing region of their particular salad product and to follow the journey of Fresh Express salads from seed development, growth in...

2010-03-05 12:00:00

CINCINNATI, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced an expanded partnership for its San San Pond Sak biodiversity project located in the border region of Panama and Costa Rica. The German government development corporation GTZ and the Costa Rican banana industry body CORBANA have joined with Chiquita, local authorities and German retailer REWE to support this existing and thriving sustainability project. "Chiquita is committed to...

2010-02-15 15:01:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 15 Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced the signing of an international master franchise agreement in the Middle East for the operation of Chiquita Fruit Juice Bars, as part of its global innovation strategy. The first series of locations are already open, making it even more enjoyable to use the Dubai Metro. Consumers can stop at the juice bars and have a choice of quality products ranging from fresh fruits products, made-to-order freshly...

2010-02-09 17:04:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) announced today its support for the United Fresh Produce Association Foundation's "A Salad Bar in Every School" campaign. This multi-year financial and public health commitment by Chiquita and its Fresh Express subsidiary will help support bringing fruit and vegetable salad bars to schools across America. Chiquita is the first produce company to commit to this vital campaign. The Children's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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