This board has no clue about quality. It is a mistake to shift from specialized reefer ships to containers. The transport time to Europe doubles and shelve lives reduces. Chiquita banana becomes a commodity.
The NZ Commerce Commission has warned banana and pineapple importer Dole New Zealand that its "Ethical Choice" marketing campaign may breach the Fair Trading Act.
This latest action is another example of a worldwide trend where consumer law is tightening on ‘green’, ‘ethical’ and ‘fair trade’ claims (green claims). Dole has now withdrawn its ‘Ethical Choice’ labeling from bananas sold in NZ
Remind Chiquita bananas are still the best in the market. You buy them on Friday and the next Friday you can still eat them. No other brand does better.
The Euro will gain in value and the banana results of Q2 look good.
With summer coming up the salad business will return some cash. When the board members accept to halve their fees it will look positive.
Institutional Shareholder Services, a major shareholder advisory group, is recommending shareholders vote against executive pay packages adopted by the board of directors.
In Europe former CQB managers, Peter Horekens or Francis Kint, are doing a great job in the banana industry and are competing CQB. Fernando's man, Michel Loeb, is still looking for a new job.
Mike Sims left the boat at the right moment.
Alex Demos, chief operating officer for Harvest Time Produce, Oceanside, Calif., said April 10 that Chiquita was no longer sourcing avocados from the company.
“That contract is no longer in existence is all I can tell you, and that was by our choosing and not theirs,” Demos said.
At Del Monte Fresh Produce NA, Coral Gables, Fla., though, marketing vice president Dennis Christou is slightly less optimistic. He said he anticipates fluctuating global demand will continue to result in fluctuating prices through 2012.
However, Christou said the biggest challenge in banana marketing doesn’t relate to pricing or supply. It all comes down to shelf space, he said.
“Bananas are constantly competing with new produce varieties,” Christou said. “Because bananas are such a staple item, our challenge is to continuously remind consumers that bananas can be a fresh and exciting product.”
Yes, we have no bananas.
We have worked not hard enough to identify additional sources of supply to help partially mitigate the effects of the adverse weather situation in Ecuador, weather and Sigatoka issues in the Guatemala and Mexico growing regions, and drought throughout the Uraba area in Colombia.
The murder took place in the midst of a battle being waged by SITRABI following the refusal of Del Monte subsidiary BANDEGUA.
El pasado 16 de diciembre, una magistrada del Tribunal Superior de Bogotá le solicitó a la Fiscalía General perseguir bienes de la multinacional Chiquita Brands para ser utilizados reparación de víctimas del paramilitarismo en el Urabá, sin embargo se tienen serias dudas sobre las empresas que serían filial de la empresa estadounidense en Colombia.
Del Monte hit by banana strike
Frustrated by a lack of progress after 16 months of negotiations, workers at three of the multi-national’s Costa Rican banana farms have started an indefinite strike.
Five Guatemalan Banana Workers Killed over Last Six Months November 1, 2011—Amid a climate of violence and impunity in Guatemala, five banana workers have been murdered since the beginning of April 2011. Their deaths have shattered their families, their communities, and their unions.
Finca El Real is a subsidiary of the multinational Del Monte.
and now CQB will teach the Chinese how to pack vegetables and China will copy it.
Rijk Zwaan also works with Chiquita. This business took over Fresh Express two years ago and now offers a complete salad programme with Salanova products from Rijk Zwaan. The baby cucumbers and tomatoes from the breeding company have been adopted into the Chiquita-assortment. "We help the growers improve their farms. It's a big challenge to organise everything growth-technically", says the chain manager.
ABU makes a mistake by attacking FDA.
The risk is too high that one of his 10.000 workers worldwide is contaminating some fruits or veg.
As managing director I would not like to be kept responsible.