550 S Caldwell St
Charlotte, NC, 28202 United States
#736 in FORTUNE 1000 (June 2015)
A top banana among 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 pineapples, packaged ready-to-eat salads, fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients for the foodservice industry, and processed fruit ingredients. Its Fresh Express brand, which generates nearly 30% of revenue, 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. Brazilian agribusiness Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra together own Chiquita.