Dole Food Company, Inc. – Company Information

Dole Food Company, Inc., is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The company was founded by¬†Samuel Northrup Castle¬†and¬†Amos Starr Cooke¬†in Hawaii, in 1851, under the name “Castle & Cooke”.

It was one of the largest companies in Hawaii involved in sugar production, shipping, and seafood packaging.

In 1932 Castle & Cooke acquired a stake in the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (founded by James Dole in 1901).

The company bought out the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1991 and¬†changed its name to¬†“The Dole Food Company, Inc”.

Dole now has operations in over 90 countries with a team of 36,000 full time and 23,000 part-time employees.

According to Dole Food Company, Inc, it “is committed to supplying the consumer and our customers with the finest, high-quality products and to leading the industry in nutrition research and education.”

Dole’s products include:¬†fresh plant foods (whole fruits, whole vegetables, berries), packaged products (fruit bowls, canned fruits, dried fruits), frozen products, juices, and salad products.

Dole Food Company, Inc. is a private company.

Dole Food Company, Inc. – Company Overview

  • dole logoChairman and CEO:¬†David H. Murdock
  • Industry: Agribusiness
  • Type:¬†Private
  • Revenue:¬†$4,247 million USD (2012)
  • Operating income:¬†$17 million USD (2012)
  • EBITDA: $146 million USD (2012)
  • Founded: 1851
  • Founders:¬†Samuel Northrup Castle¬†and¬†Amos Starr Cooke
  • Headquarters:¬†Westlake Village,¬†California,USA
  • Employees: 59,000
  • Website:¬†http://www.dole.com/