Fyffes Invests $8 Million in Panama

Fyffes, a European company, bought Panamanian pineapple producer, Agro-industrials Golden West SA for $8 million.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

With the purchase, estimated at $8 million, Fyffes acquired 450 hectares and the assets of Agro-industrials Golden West SA. The European company also has pineapple production properties in Costa Rica, and it hopes that the combined production from both countries will reach 50% of pineapples sold in 2010.

Fyffes chairman David McCann said: "This acquisition is an important step to enhance and ensure the provision and quality of our Fyffes Gold Pineapples. The future integration of production, shipping and marketing is a positive development for Fyffes and its customers."

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