Chairman Carl McCann said the latest results benefited from a stronger operational performance and recent acquisitions.

Total Produce, the fruit distributor spun out of Fyffes, has reported a first-half adjusted pre-tax profit that was up 11.5 per cent to €30.3 million (...)

Total Produce chief executive Rory Byrne picked up a performance-related award of €318,000 last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fruit and vegetable distributor Total Produce handed chief executive Rory Byrne a handsome paycheck of €905,000 last year, the company’s annual report(...)

Chairman Carl McCann said the food group delivered “a robust performance” in the 12 months to December 31st 2014, recording a 4.5 per cent increase in adjusted earnings per share in “a mixed year for the fresh produce industry”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

A strong profit performance in Scandinavia and the UK helped Total Produce deliver a “robust” performance in 2014. While revenues dipped by 1.4 per c(...)

Carl McCann, chairman of Total Produce, said that the transaction further broadens the fresh produce provider’s North American operations. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Fresh food company Total Produce has made its fourth North American investment, acquiring a 50 per cent shareholding in the Gambles Group, a fresh pr(...)

Total Produce Carl McCann said the company’s  growth will continue to be driven by successful acquisitions. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Revenues at fresh food distributor Total Produce declined 4.5 per cent to €1.59 billion in the six months to the end of June, against a background (...)

David McCann,  chief executive of Fyffes:  must have felt as if he was walking on water. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four months ago, when Fyffes’s $1 billion merger with its US banana rival Chiquita was announced, David McCann, the Irish company’s chief executive, m(...)

Analysts are split on whether the all-share merger with Fyffes or Monday’s all-cash $611 million offer from Safra – in partnership with Florida fruit firm Cutrale – will prove more attractive for Chiquita’s shareholders

Fyffes, which in March announced a $1 billion merger with its US rival Chiquita, is forging ahead with plans to implement the deal, despite a rival ta(...)

Total Produce chairm Carl McCann has previously gone on record to say the group’s growth in recent years has been primarily driven by acquisitions

Fresh food distributor Total Produce has said it is continuing to actively pursue acquisition opportunities to further expand in both Europe and North(...)

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann said the group’s growth in 2013 was primarily driven by successful acquisitions completed  including the investment in Oppenheimer in North America.

Revenues at fresh food distributor Total Produce climbed 13 per cent to €3.2 billion last year, boosted by a string of acquisitions. The (...)

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann said that the group’s strong performance was driven by its overseas expansion programme. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Revenues at food group Total Produce rose by 18.8 per cent in the first half of the year, up to €1.7 billion, as it benefited from the contribution of(...)