Ever since DOL started selling bananas in the
local store, I stopped buying them. They are
a bunch of low quality, Equadoran
I am happy for the Europeans, at least they won't have to suffer with DOL's bottom tier
I hope CQB kicks their butt in Europe
I would be very interested in seeing the specs. There is a great deal of difference between the quality specs applied by the different companies.
Please let us know who is the author of the specs so that we may take a look.
I believe it has been carefully pointed out that regardless of who sells the bananas, the ones from Ecuadoran bananas are inferior whereas the bananas from other plantations in other countries are superior. Chiquita seems to have a lock on bananas from the superior locations.
Gimme a break - I'll wager there's not a spit's difference between a Dole, Chiquita, Del Monte, etc. banana. Possibly some differences based on when they're sourcing and where - but differences based on where they're grown and variety, and nothing due to who's buying/shipping them.
I have yet to go into a grocery store and see more than one "brand" (a shippers' label, really) on display. Why? I think you know the answer.
Not trying to slight Chiquita, Dole, etc. or their employees who do the hard work, etc., etc. But let's get real, bananas are a commodity, just like potatoes, tomatoes and apples.
I'm sure everyone would be interested to see the quality spec's, Wow, maybe you can post them somewhere and provide the URL. I would also recommend to visit the farms and see 1st hand, the difference, even a neophite like yourself would see. A word of advice, don't believe everything you read. Once upon a time, .......
10 years ago there was a difference. Currently there is practically no difference in quality specs between Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte, Onkel Tuca, Tropical Eden, Turbana, etc, etc.
I'll be happy to fax you the various specs in order to see for yourselve.
Yep, you are clearly an expert in this trade.
Chiquita ships over 700,000 boxes a week to Europe. That is without counting the direct shipments into Southern Europe.
In week 15, exactly 730147 boxes Chiquita bananas left mainly Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, destined for Nothern for Europe.
The EU Regime since 1993 has RESTRICTED Chiquita's import possibilities, not wiped it out.
You have clearly no clue what you are talking about, so might be elegible to join CQB's management team.