Tell it to The Packer | Letter to the Editor

David Murdock, chairman
Dole Food Co. Inc.
Westlake Village, Calif.

I was shocked and dismayed by the article in your Jan. 7 issue (“Dole waits for China to OK sale; watches bananas”).

Dole and its president and chief executive officer, David DeLorenzo, require your full retraction, since all of the statements in the article regarding Mr. DeLorenzo being no longer chief executive officer of Dole and “removed ... in the fall of 2012” are ridiculous and false.

Dole’s press release on Dec. 6 states “David A. DeLorenzo ... will be joining Itochu to lead the newly acquired Asia fresh and worldwide packaged foods businesses ...”

The release quotes me saying “David DeLorenzo will be missed, and I have nothing but appreciation and admiration for this long-term Dole executive and close personal friend.”

In the future, you need to check your facts before publishing articles regarding our company.

You are always welcome to call us to check on them.

Editor’s note: The Packer regrets this error. A correction appears on page A2 of our Jan. 14 print edition and the online story has already been corrected.