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Chiquita Brands International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes bananas and pineapples, packaged salads, and other fresh produce primarily in the United States, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. Its Bananas segment purchases, produces, transports, markets, and distributes bananas under the Chiquita brand to grocery retailers, ripeners, and wholesalers. The company’s Salads and Healthy Snacks segment offers packaged and ready-to-eat salads under the Fresh Express and private labels; fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in foodservice; healthy snacks, including single-serve fruit snacks under the Chiquita brand name; and banana puree and other processed fruit ingredients to food manufacturers and quick service restaurants. This segment also sells fresh-cut produce, such as lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, and onions to foodservice distributors; and purchases, processes, packages, and distributes various fresh-cut apples. Its Other Produce segment markets and distributes pineapples and other produce items. The company also licenses its Chiquita brand to third parties. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

20,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 1899

chiquita brands intl (CQB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $311.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President...
Total Annual Compensation: $595.0K
Chief People Officer and Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $460.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

chiquita brands intl (CQB) Key Developments

Chiquita Settles Lawsuit over Green Marketing

Chiquita has reached a settlement in a lawsuit over its claims of environmentally friendly production, which a Seattle nonprofit alleges amounts to deceptive marketing. Now the group - Water and Sanitation Health, or Wash - has filed an additional lawsuit against the Rainforest Alliance, claiming that the environmental organization is also responsible for unfair marketing because it certified Chiquita farms as sustainable. In a statement, the Rainforest Alliance called Wash's allegations untrue and said it stands by its auditing practices. The environmental group also objected to the lawsuit's charges that the alliance sells its endorsement. Wash sued the Chiquita at the end of the year 2014, saying that the company's fruit distributor's partner farms in southern Guatemala have contaminated drinking water with fertilizers and fungicides - and have air-dropped pesticides perilously close to schools and homes. Wash unknowingly and unintentionally helped fund 'significant environmental harm to ecosystems' when it bought Chiquita bananas, the now-settled suit alleges. The new suit, filed claims the Rainforest Alliance is also complicit because the group certified Chiquita farms and advertised its collaboration with the fruit company. The Chiquita settlement prevents Wash from pursuing further legal action against the company. The allegations raised in these lawsuits come at a moment when it is growing more difficult for companies to get away with making false environmental claims, a practice known as green washing. The results, the lawsuit alleges, show nitrate as much as 10 times the levels considered safe for infants by the World Health Organization.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014

Chiquita Brands International Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $739 million against $723 million a year ago. Operating loss was $1 million against operating income of $1 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $17 million against $14 million a year ago. Net loss was $18 million or $0.38 per diluted share against $18 million or $0.38 per diluted share a year ago. Operating cash flow was $2 million against $29 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $14 million compared to $15 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $26 million compared to $18 million a year ago. The company reported comparable operating income of $12 million compared to comparable operating income of $2 million for 2013. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of $2,326 million against $2,309 million a year ago. Operating income was $36 million against operating loss of $67 million a year ago. Loss before taxes was $14 million against profit before taxes of $20 million a year ago. Net loss was $25 million or $0.53 per diluted share against net profit of $16 million or $0.33 per diluted share a year ago. Operating cash flow was $41 million against $92 million a year ago. Capital expenditures were $39 million compared to $36 million a year ago. For the fiscal year 2014, the company expects capital expenditures of $55-$60 million. The company management believes that the company remains on glidepath to its long term EBIT margin targets - to achieve run-rate target EBIT margins of 4% for Bananas and 7-8% for Salads by the end of 2015.

ChiquitaFYFFES Files Form 15

ChiquitaFYFFES Limited announced that it has filed a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to voluntarily deregister its Ordinary shares, nominal value, $0.01 per share under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


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