Chiquita Brands bringing offices, jobs and bananas to Orlando area


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Banana lovers everywhere: Chiquita Brands International is bringing two of its division to Florida, one of which will be in the Orlando area.

The company is moving its banana division to South Florida and its Fresh Express administrative offices to Central Florida, WKMG Local 6 reports.

The move puts the company closer to one of its major customers, Walt Disney World, and is anticipated to bring 200 jobs to Florida. 

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