Chiquita Brands International operate as a marketer and distributor of bananas and pineapples sold under the Chiquita®and other brand names in nearly 70 countries packaged salads sold under the Fresh Express® and other brand names pr...imarily in the United States. Its segments include Bananas, Salads and Healthy Snacks, and Other Produce. The Bananas segment includes the sourcing (purchase and production), transportation, marketing and distribution of bananas. Salads and Healthy Snacks, which includes ready-to-eat, packaged salads, referred to in the industry as "value-added salads"; other value-added products, such as healthy snacking items, fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in foodservice, processed fruit ingredients. Other Produce, which includes the sourcing, marketing and distribution of... whole fresh produce other than bananas. The Company’s competitors include Dole Food Company, Inc., Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. and Fyffes plc., Earthbound Farms, Ready Pac and Taylor Farms. The Company’s operations are subject to numerous laws and governmental regulations, ranging from environmental, food safety and product labeling to laws regarding matters such as bribery and improper payments, regulation of competition, labor and employment and government contracting.