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APPROVED: Done deal for Dole and Itochu ...

Matthew Jones | 03 April 2013





US-based group will continue to be an industry leader according to chief operating officer




Dole Food Company president and chief operating officer, Michael Carter, said the US-based group would continue to be a key player in the global fruit and produce industry, despite offloading its worldwide packaged foods and Asian fresh businesses to Japanese trading house Itochu Corporation.




The US$1.68bn deal was finalised earlier this week, giving Itochu exclusive rights to use the Dole brand on certain packaged food products and fresh produce in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.






“Dole will remain an industry leader in the sourcing, distribution and marketing of bananas, pineapples and other tropical and deciduous fruits, packaged salads, fresh-packed vegetables and fresh berries,” Carter said.




“We are excited and very optimistic about the long-term future of the new Dole and its prospects.”








Itochu revealed the buyout plan last September and had planned to complete the …

IPO: INTERNATIONAL PINEAPPLE ORGANIZATION PREPARES TO CELEBRATE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ...











May 09, 2013 will mark the one year anniversary of the IPO and it's blog.


With just one month to go, viewership and interest in the IPO has been Global and dynamic.





Pageviews today
47


Pageviews yesterday
27


Pageviews last month
1,560


Pageviews all time history
13,222


Here is the past year in Statistical data courtesy of Google Analytics....


















Top Ten Pageviews by Country ..








Pageviews by Countries


Entry

Pageviews


United States


7,968



Philippines


612



Panama


494



Canada


342



United Kingdom


251



Spain


238



Thailand


238



Mexico


119



India


117



Malaysia


95



Source:
www.i-pineapple-a.blogspot.com




PORTS: Workers Continue to Strike at Hong Kong International Terminal ...

One of Hong Kong's major port terminals, HIT (Hong Kong International Terminal), has been affected by hundreds of striking dock workers over the past 5 days.



Dockers began picketing on Thursday, March 28 and
demanded not to leave the terminal area until they are promised a 17 percent pay raise by their contractors.













Last night HIT was victorious in winning an injunction to stop strikingworkers and demonstrators from entering the terminal area. However,dock strikers have vowed to continue the demonstration at anothersite and have already begun to do so.






In the meantime, the strike has already affected the shippingschedule for numerous carriers. It is expected that the berthing delaysmay be as long as 60 hours, and will affect 80 to 100 vessels in the comingdays.








BDP Hong Kong has been monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide the latest updates to our customers as we receive new information.












Sources: South China Morning Post, BDP Hong Kong