Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: CQB
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. operates as an international marketer and distributor of bananas and other fresh produce sold under the Chiquita and other brand names. It is also marketer and distributor of packaged salads sold under the Fresh Express and other brand names primarily in the U.S. The company operates through three business segments: Bananas, Salads and Healthy Snacks, and Other Produce. The Bananas business segment includes the sourcing, transportation, marketing and distribution of bananas. The Salads and Healthy Snacks business segment includes ready-to-eat, packaged salads, and other value-added products, such as healthy snacking items, fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in food service; processed fruit ingredients; and the company's equity-method investment in Danone Chiquita Fruits, which sells Chiquita-branded fruit smoothies in Europe. The Other Produce business segment includes the sourcing, marketing and distribution of whole fresh fruits and vegetables other than bananas. Chiquita Brands International was founded on March 30, 1899 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.