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Fresh Express Moves Headquarters To Orlando-Chiquita Relocates To Dania Beach, Florida

Fresh Express, the top retail packaged salad producer in the U.S., and Chiquita, the top banana retailer in the U.S., recently moved their corporate headquarters to Florida. The move brings approximately 120 Fresh Express and Chiquita jobs to the headquarters in Orlando, and another 90 jobs to Chiquita’s new headquarters in Dania Beach in South Florida.

The move was spurred last year after the Cutrale Group, one of the largest orange juice producers in the world, and the Safra Group, a global financial services firm, acquired Chiquita Brands International. Fresh Express is a subsidiary of Chiquita.

Governor Scott said, “We are working to make Florida the best place in the country to live and raise a family. Today’s announcement means hundreds more Floridians will be able to get a great job in the Sunshine State. I would like to thank Fresh Express and Chiquita for choosing Florida to grow their company. Florida businesses have created more than one million new jobs across the state in just five years, and we will keep working to make sure Florida continues on the path to becoming first for jobs.”

“Fresh Express is incredibly excited to become part of the Orlando community,” said Ken Diveley, the CEO and President of Fresh Express. “It’s clear that the Central Florida region, and the entire state, is a tremendous area in which to locate our offices. We look forward to being part of the great state of Florida.”

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