World of Dole

World of Dole

North America

Dole distributes and markets DOLE® fresh fruits and vegetables throughout North America.

Dole markets bananas and pineapples grown in Latin America, table grapes and apricots grown in the United States, table grapes, stone fruit and pears grown in Chile and South Africa and citrus fruit grown in Latin America, South Africa and Spain, as well as other deciduous and tropical fruit grown in Latin America and Mexico. Dole markets fresh pineapple grown in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Honduras and Ecuador. These products are sold primarily to retail chains and wholesalers, which in turn resell or distribute them to retail food stores.   

Fresh vegetables, as well as fresh-cut salads and other value-added products marketed by Dole, are generally grown under joint growing arrangements with independent growers in California, Arizona and northern and central Mexico. The vegetables are generally field packed and transported to Dole's central cooling and distribution facilities. The products are sold to customers in North America and, to a lesser extent, Asia and Western Europe.

Latin America and Caribbean

Dole grows and sources from independent growers and transports bananas grown primarily in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras for markets principally in North America, Europe, the Mediterranean and selected Asian markets.

Fresh pineapples destined for the North American and Western European markets are grown by Dole Latin America on Dole-owned plantations in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras and sourced from independent producers, primarily in Costa Rica.

Dole produces value-added vegetable products, such as iceberg lettuce-based salad mixes, specialty lettuce salads, complete Caesar salads, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets and other products for markets in Latin America.

Dole owns and operates 11 packing and cold storage facilities in Chile. The Company also operates a fresh-cut salad plant and a small local fruit distribution company in Chile.

Dole also owns and operates a value-added vegetable facility in Costa Rica.

Europe, Africa and Middle East

Dole Europe with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany imports a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables from both Dole's own farms and independent growers from all over the world. Our sales network stretches from Sweden to South Africa, from Portugal to Russia and the Middle East.

We operate 3 banana ripening, produce and flower distribution centers in Sweden, 1 in Germany, 1 in Austria and 2 in Italy. We also operate, 2 state-of-the-art, ready-to-eat salad and vegetable plants in Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland.

Visit Dole Europe's website.