Sale of Dole Food Co. gets chopped following break in negotiations

Deal with Belgian buyer falls through

HALF-MAST—A Belgian company decided not to purchase the debt-laden Dole Food Company, whose headquarters are shown here. Acorn file photo

Greenyard, a fresh and frozen foods company based in Belgium, announced that talks to acquire Westlake Village-based Dole Food Company have broken off.

Negotiations last month involving Greenyard’s purchase of the world’s largest fruits and vegetables company ended without a deal, the company said in a Jan. 5 statement.

“We pursued all efforts to real...

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