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Tri-county companies ride health-foods boom

By   /  Wednesday, March 6th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Restaurants, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county companies ride health-foods boom

Producers of organic and natural foods in the Tri-Counties are seeing robust consumer demand despite higher production and retail costs for some of their products, a panel of speakers said at a breakfast meeting Wednesday. The event was hosted by the Association for Corporate Growth  at the Westlake Village Inn. Scott Deardorff, fourth-generation owner and Read More →

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DeLorenzo leaves Dole for Itochu

By   /  Thursday, December 6th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on DeLorenzo leaves Dole for Itochu

Dole Food Co. President and CEO David DeLorenzo is leaving the company to lead Itochu Corp., the Japanese firm that’s in the process of buying Dole’s packaged foods unit for $1.7 billion. In another step toward closing the Itochu deal by the end of the year, shareholders of the Westlake Village-based food company approved it Read More →

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Dole reports Q3 loss of $5.3M

By   /  Thursday, November 15th, 2012  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dole reports Q3 loss of $5.3M

Produce giant Dole Food Co. missed Wall Street expectations as it saw a third-quarter loss of $5.3 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $2 billion. The loss is an improvement over third-quarter results from last year, when the Westlake Village-based food company reported a loss of $12.1 million, or 14 cents a Read More →

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Dole sells canned food business to Itochu for $1.7B

By   /  Tuesday, September 18th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole sells canned food business to Itochu for $1.7B

Produce giant Dole Food Co. sold its worldwide canned food business to Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp. on Tuesday, fetching $1.7 billion and marking the Westlake Village-based firm’s exit from Asia. Proceeds from the all-cash sale, the biggest in Dole history, will be used to pay down debt, Dole said. Tokyo-based Itochu now has exclusive rights Read More →

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Dole nears deal with Itochu

By   /  Thursday, September 13th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole nears deal with Itochu

Westlake Village-based Dole Food Co. is closing in on a deal to sell its processed food business and Asian fresh fruit and vegetable businesses to a Japanese trading house. In an unusual move, Dole confirmed market rumors on Sept. 12 that it is in “advanced negotiations” with Itochu Corp. to sell the business units. Reuters Read More →

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Dole profits slip, spin off looms

By   /  Thursday, July 19th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole profits slip, spin off looms

Fruit and produce distributor Dole Foods Co. earned $66 million, or 74 cents per share, in its second quarter and said that a proposed spin off of its packaged foods business could happen by year’s end. The earnings announced on July 19 were down from $83 million, or 94 cents per share, in the second Read More →

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Underperforming stock price prompts Dole to put asset sales on menu

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Earnings, Features, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Underperforming stock price prompts Dole to put asset sales on menu

By staff and wire reports on May 18, 2012 A strategic review going on at Dole Food Co. could lead to a major overhaul and asset sales at the one of the biggest companies headquartered in the Westlake Village-Thousand Oaks corporate corridor. Amid disappointing results, Dole shares have struggled to get to double-digits, a thorn Read More →

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