550 S. Caldwell St.
Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States
#700 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2013)
Russell 2000 (June 2013)
As one of the world's top banana producers, Chiquita Brands deals in big bunches. The company grows, procures, markets, and sells bananas and other fresh fruits and vegetables under the Chiquita name and several others. Bananas account for about 65% of Chiquita's sales. Its other offerings include whole citrus fruits, melons, grapes, apples, and tomatoes, as well as packaged fresh-cut items, processed fruit ingredients, and juices. The company's Fresh Express unit generates about a third of sales and 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. Lesser markets include the Middle East, Japan, and South Korea.