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Dole Food Company

Dole Foods
Company nameDole Food Company, Inc.
Company typePublic
Founded1851 as Castle & Cooke
Founder(s)James Dole
HeadquartersWestlake Village, California
Key peopleDavid H. Murdock
Other food products
RevenueUS $6.8 Billion (2010)
Net income84.1 million (2009)
Employees40,900 (2009)

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Dole Food Company, Inc. (Nyse - DOLE) is an American-based agricultural multinational corporation headquartered in Westlake Village, California. The company is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, operating with 75,800 full-time and seasonal employees who are responsible for over 300 products in 90 countries. Dole markets such food items as bananas, pineapples (fresh and packaged), grapes, strawberries, salads, and other fresh and frozen fruits and juices.

Dole's Chairman founded the Dole Nutrition Institute, a nutritional research and education foundation.

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