Dole Foods was originally founded in 1851 in Hawaii, USA. Over their many years of operation, Dole has seen much growth. In the year 2010, they saw revenues of 6.9 billion dollars, which made them the world’s largest producer of high quality fruit and vegetables. Dole also markets an increasingly popular line of packed and frozen fruits. As well, Dole plays a large role in acting responsibly. They have become an industry leader in nutrition education and research. Currently, the company sells their products in over 90 countries and employs approximately 36,000 full-time and 23,000 seasonal employees worldwide.