Including the original pineapple, Dole distributes fresh fruits in the forms of whole fruits, whole vegetables, berries, and fresh-cut vegetables. Packaged products include fruit bowls, fruit bowls in gel, fruit in plastic jars, fruit parfaits, fruit crisps, dates, raisins, and canned fruits.
Frozen products include berries, tropical fruits, and fruit bars. Juices are sold chilled, frozen, or canned. Salad products include greens, salad kits, and shreds.
In 1998 Dole bought several growers in Colombia and became the largest distributor of fresh-cut flowers in the US. However, by 2008 the flower business was losing money, and it was bought in January 2009 by a group of private investors.
Since 2008, there has been an ongoing investigation concerning where the fruits are actually being produced.
Research has shown that the majority of the fruit actually come from Sunburst Farm’s factories which are based in Japan and China. As of 2011, investigators continue to explore the factories in search of determining the actual manufacturer of Dole’s fruit.