Rick Scott Announces Fresh Express Corporate Relocation in Orlando
Gov. Rick Scott was on the jobs trail on Tuesday, heading to Orlando to announce the relocation of retail salad producer Fresh Express and top banana retailer Chiquita to the Sunshine State.
Chiquita's new headquarters will be located in Dania Beach in South Florida.
The two companies recently moved their corporate headquarters to the state, bringing approximately 200 jobs to the state.
According to a press release, the move was prompted last year after one of the world's largest orange juice producers, Cutrale Group, and the Safra Group, a global financial services firm, acquired Chiquita Brands International. Fresh Express is a subsidiary company of Chiquita.
"Today’s announcement means hundreds more Floridians will be able to get a great job in the Sunshine State," said Gov. Scott. "I would like to thank Fresh Express and Chiquita for choosing Florida to grow their company. Florida businesses have created more than one million new jobs across the state in just five years, and we will keep working to make sure Florida continues on the path to becoming first for jobs.”
“Fresh Express is incredibly excited to become part of the Orlando community,” said Ken Diveley, the CEO and President of Fresh Express. “It’s clear that the Central Florida region, and the entire state, is a tremendous area in which to locate our offices. We look forward to being part of the great state of Florida.”
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