Castle & Cooke Becomes Leader in North American Banana Market

Castle & Cooke develop two large banana plantations on the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Castle & Cooke banana operations become the leader in the North American market.

Castle & Cooke, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based company that was once part of the Big Five companies in territorial Hawaii. The company at one time did most of its business in agriculture. Today, however, most of the company's business is in real estate and residential, commercial, and retail development.