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Organics Unlimited and Chiquita ink deal on organic bananas

Chiquita Brands International and Organics Unlimited have formed an agreement to supply organic bananas to the U.S. market under the "Chiquita" label. This agreement for Organics Unlimited is an expansion of its distribution in the United States with organic bananas from Mexico and Ecuador.

The new partnership includes training in both Mexico and Guatemala to synchronize the systems of each company for the organic banana program. All bananas under this agreement will be sold in the United States under the "Chiquita Organic" label, with an emphasis on quality and packaging to meet or surpass the current standards Chiquita has with its retail customers.

Organics Unlimited, based in San Diego, CA, will continue to supply the U.S. and Canadian markets with organic bananas under the "Organics Unlimited" label, "GROW" label, and "Fair Trade" label. The company has expanded growing operations in the past five years, increasing the available supply of year-round organic bananas, plantains, red bananas and coconuts.