550 S. Caldwell St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States
#700 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2013)
Russell 2000 (June 2013)
One of the world's top banana producers, Chiquita Brands deals in bunches. The company grows, procures, markets, and sells bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables under the Chiquita name and others. Bananas account for about 65% of Chiquita's sales. Its other offerings include whole citrus fruits, melons, grapes, apples, pineapples, and tomatoes, as well as packaged fresh-cut items, processed fruit ingredients, and juices. Its Fresh Express unit, which generates about a third of sales, is the leading US seller of packaged ready-to-eat salads. Chiquita's products are sold in nearly 70 countries, mainly in North America and Europe. The Middle East, Japan, and South Korea are its smaller markets.