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DOLE IN ASIA

Dole is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit. Our headquarters in Singapore is the global operating headquarters of the Dole Group of companies owned by ITOCHU Corporation, a leading Japanese conglomerate. Our operations cover more than 70 countries.

With approximately 130 bases in 65 countries, ITOCHU Corporation, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, information and communications technology, realty, general products, insurance, logistics services, construction, and finance, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.

Dole’s Worldwide Packaged Foods Division (“Dole Packaged Foods”) markets a full line of canned fruit, fruit in jars and cups, frozen & dried fruit as well as other fruit-based snack products and is an innovator in new forms of packaging and processing fruit.

In the Philippines, Dole Packaged Foods operates pineapple plantations and fruit processing operations.

In Thailand, Dole Packaged Foods operates two tropical fruit manufacturing sites and purchases fruit from hundreds of Thai farmers.
In addition, Dole Packaged Foods operates peach farms in California and two processing plants in the United States for its frozen fruit products.

Dole’s Asia Fresh Division (“Dole Asia Fresh”) is a leader in growing, sourcing, packing, shipping on managed farms, distributing and marketing select fresh fruit throughout the Asian market. It primarily sources products from the Philippines, Latin America, China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. Dole Asia Fresh produces bananas, pineapples, avocados, and papayas on managed farms in the Philippines and sources these products through long term arrangements with associated producers and independent growers. Dole Asia Fresh utilizes a fleet of dedicated refrigerated ships for optimal and timely fruit transport to north Asian markets as well as refrigerated container shipments direct from its packing houses to markets. To handle fruit upon arrival in markets, Dole Asia Fresh operates, directly and in partnership with others, banana ripening and cold storage fruit distribution centers in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, The People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and New Zealand. It markets its fresh perishable products in many countries throughout Asia and the Middle East.