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If you Drupelet, Pick it up!

Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!

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What's in a Name?

The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!

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Brilliant Berries

When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!

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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.


Westlake Village, California - January 09, 2002

Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOL) announced today that David A. DeLorenzo is retiring after 31 years with the company. Mr. DeLorenzo will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors. 

Mr. DeLorenzo joined Dole in 1970 assigned to the New Orleans office of its subsidiary, Standard Fruit and Steamship Company. He subsequently worked at various operations within the United States, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and at the company's corporate headquarters in Westlake Village, California. After serving the company in various positions, he was promoted to President of Dole Fresh Fruit Company in 1986. Mr. DeLorenzo then served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company for ten years beginning in 1990. Most recently he served as Vice Chairman of the company. 

David H. Murdock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, David made tremendous contributions to our management team for more than three decades, during which time Dole became a global leader in fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged foods. David is highly regarded by the industry and well liked and respected by his colleagues at Dole who wish him great success in his endeavors. We are particularly pleased that his expertise and knowledge remain with the company through his service on our board of directors. 

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2000 revenues of $4.8 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh-cut flowers, and markets a growing line of packaged foods.