Press Release 2009

Dole is Not an Addressee of the European Commission’s Statement of Objections Pertaining to Southern Europe

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — Dec. 16, 2009 — Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) today confirmed that no Dole entities are addressees of the recently announced Statement of Objections issued by the European Commission, which alleges that a number of companies active in the import and marketing of bananas in Southern Europe had participated in [...]

U.S. District Court in Miami Rules in Favor of Dole and Rejects Nicaragua Judgment

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – Oct. 26, 2009 – Dole Food Company, Inc. announced today that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued an order denying recognition and enforcement of a $97 million Nicaragua judgment against Dole and another U.S. company. In the Court’s Order Denying Recognition of Judgment in [...]

Dole Vindicated by Court’s Formal Findings of Fraud and Corruption by Nicaraguan Plaintiffs Claiming Injury from DBCP

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – June 18, 2009 – On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victoria G. Chaney issued written Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, formally ordering dismissal with prejudice of the two remaining lawsuits against Dole Food Company, Inc. and two other companies, brought on behalf of Nicaraguan plaintiffs who had falsely [...]

Dole Food Company, Inc. Rejects False Report of Enforcement Claim in Venezuela

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — JUNE 03, 2009 — Dole Food Company, Inc. today rejected an inaccurate report of a Nicaragua judgment enforcement decision in Venezuela. A May 29, 2009, story in Nicaragua’s La Prensa newspaper inaccurately reported that on May 4, the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered Venezuelan subsidiaries of Shell Chemical Company, Dole Food [...]

Dole Food Company, Inc. Rejects Bogus Claims Made in Colombian Lawsuit

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — April 29, 2009 — Dole Food Company, Inc. categorically rejects the baseless allegations made in a lawsuit filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court accusing the company of illegal activity in Colombia. These recycled claims are as false today as they were when first lodged in 2007 and are the [...]

Judge Dismisses Remaining Two Lawsuits by Nicaraguan Plaintiffs Against Dole and Other Companies in Los Angeles Superior Court

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – April 24, 2009 – On Thursday, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismissed the two remaining lawsuits brought by Nicaraguan plaintiffs pending in that court against Dole Food Company, Inc. and two other companies, in response to clear and convincing evidence that the plaintiffs, and certain of their attorneys, fabricated their [...]

Dole Food Company, Inc. Celebrates Earth Day by Announcing its Partnership with the Water Footprint Network

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — April 22 2009 — Dole Food Company, Inc. announced today (Earth Day) that it has joined the Water Footprint Network. The Water Footprint Network (WFN) is a global partner network bringing together knowledge institutions, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and representatives from the private sector. Its mission is to promote the sustainable, [...]

Dole Food Company, Inc. Establishes Foundation in Peru

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – April 16 2009 – Dole Food Company, Inc. announces that Copdeban –Dole’s entity in Peru– has launched a foundation in the country: the Dole Foundation of Sullana Valley. Newly inaugurated, it mainly aims at improving the health and educational conditions in the local communities and in empowering producer associations in the [...]

Dole Food Company, Inc. Partners with MedShare to Ship Medical Aid to Honduras

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — February 17, 2009 — Dole Food Company, Inc. through its shipping division, Dole Ocean Cargo Express, announced today it has partnered with MedShare, a nonprofit organization, to assist in shipping unused, unexpired surplus medical supplies and equipment to Latin America. The first shipment went to Honduras in December 2008. MedShare, a “Top [...]