Chiquita is an American bananas supplier, and is now the largest banana producer in the world after the merge with Ireland fruit company Fyffes in 2014. The Chiquita Brands International company operates Chiquita brand bananas in 70 countries, and Fresh Express salads in the United States.
Chiquita’s history can be traced to 1870 when Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker purchased 160 bunches of bananas in Jamaica and sailed them to Jersey City in 11 days, where he sold them for a profit.
The Chiquita logo including its famous “Miss Chiquita” graphic. The original Miss Chiquita was an animated banana and changed into a woman in 1987, the new version woman graphic was unveiled in 1998 and updated in 2013.