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If you Drupelet, Pick it up!

Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!

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What's in a Name?

The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!

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Brilliant Berries

When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!

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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.


Westlake Village, California - July 16, 2002

Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOL) announced today that it has extended its exchange offer to exchange up to $400.0 million principal amount of newly issued 7-1/4% Senior Notes Due 2009 registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for a like principal amount of its outstanding privately placed 7-1/4% Senior Notes Due 2009, to 5:00 p.m. New York City time, on July 23, 2002, unless further extended.

As of the close of business on July 16, 2002, $393,927,000 in aggregate principal amount of the notes have been tendered.

The exchange agent for the exchange offer is J.P. Morgan Trust Company, National Association, which can be reached at (415) 954-2360.

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2001 revenues of $4.5 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh-cut flowers, and markets a growing line of packaged foods.