Dole Food Company (www.dole.com) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Westlake Village, California. It is the largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, operating with approximately 32,000 full-time and seasonal employees, who are responsible for over 180 products in 80 countries. With approximately $4.4 Billion in annual revenue, Dole is also one of the world’s most recognized brands in Food and Beverage. Benefiting from best-in-class supply and cold chain process in the industry, it is renowned for award-winning innovation, category development, shopper marketing, and support services. Comprising strategically located, state-of-the-art facilities, shipping/freight and distribution infrastructure, as well as expansive North American and worldwide sourcing networks and automated processing systems, all servicing major clients in retail, wholesale, and food service, the company maintains pole position with proprietary products/methods, the most integrated supply chain in the business, the largest diversified portfolio of products, and innovation delivering over 50 new products in the last two years alone, with 35 more projected for 2018.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.