Chiquita Brands International
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. together with its subsidiaries operates in approximately 70 countries and is engaged in the operation of marketing and distributing:
- bananas under the brand Chiquita
- pineapples under the brand Chiquita
- Packaged salads sold under the brand Fresh Express mainly in the United States.
The firm produces around one-third of the bananas out of the total marketed on farms owned and leased by it. The balance of the products are purchased from third-party suppliers throughout the world. The company was originally formed as a New Jersey corporation in 1899 under the name United Fruit Company.