Fyffes

Jeremy Brooks https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

Since March, Banana giant Chiquita has been preparing to merge with Fyffes, an Irish fruit company, to become the world’s largest banana seller. Today, Chiquita received an unsolicited, enticing offer from two Brazilian companies, which could potentially derail the deal.


Julie Rose

Chiquita's merger with an Irish produce company will have a minimal impact on the number of jobs the banana giant keeps in Charlotte. The company currently employs about 300 people at its headquarters in uptown.