December 31, 2002 |
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. shares fell more than 7% on Monday after a report said two independent directors have resigned. Marvin Bush, a brother of President Bush, and Stephen Way left the company recently, BB&T Capital Markets analyst Heather Jones said. Salvatore Alfiero, chief executive of Protective Industries, and Kathryn Falberg are new additions to the board, Jones added.
February 3, 2006 |
After 90 years in the islands, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. said it would cease pineapple operations in Hawaii in a little more than two years. The company said it was no longer economically feasible to grow pineapple in Hawaii because it can be grown for less in other parts of the world. "It would be cheaper for Del Monte to buy pineapples on the open market than for the company to grow, market and distribute Hawaiian pineapple," the company said Wednesday.
November 4, 1994 |
A fugitive Mexican businessman accused of running an insider loan network at the Cremi-Union financial group denied the charges Thursday and vowed to remain at the helm of the bank and Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. "I don't intend to relinquish control of either of these companies, as has been maliciously reported," Carlos Cabal Peniche said in an open letter to the Mexican media, his first public response to the charges against him.
October 3, 2005 |
Like big goose eggs the color of money, avocados slide down the conveyor belt at Gerardo Perez's packing plant to be sorted, boxed, then loaded onto trucks for the caravan north to the U.S. market. "Business has never been so good," said Perez, co-owner of Avocado Export Co., a modern low-rise packing house dwarfed by surrounding fruit trees.