Dole is extending its operations in Romania.

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Dole Food Co. took over Distrifruit, a distributor formerly owned by Dole's receiver in the region, according to a news release.

Distrifruit was the sole distributor of Dole products in the Romanian market.

The acquisition gives Dole 25% market share in the country, according to the release. It also makes Dole the first international fruit company to enter Romania.