Fyffes total debt increased by almost €100 million to €274.4 million last year. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tropical fruits group Fyffes spent €36.6 million last year buying Canadian mushroom companies, expanding a business that it entered into in 2016. The(...)

Fyffes will not appeal a decision by the UK’s Ethical Trading Initiative at the end of March to expel it as a member following a dispute over workers’ rights at its Honduras melon farming business. File photograph: Bloomberg

Tropical fruits group Fyffes has received an almost €183 million equity injection from its Japanese owner Sumitomo to replace parental borrowings and (...)

Fyffes  executive chairman David McCann: Fyffes shareholders approved Sumitomo’s takeover of  Irish firm for €751 million last Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fyffes’ imminent new Japanese owner, Sumitomo Corporation, has signalled it may sell the tropical fruits distributor’s 40 per cent stake in property c(...)

David McCann, executive chairman of Fyffes, is  the grandson  of Charles McCann, who set up a greengrocers in Dundalk in 1992 to become the first agent in Ireland for Fyffes.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the McCann fruit and vegetable dynasty have emerged as the real winners on the Irish stock market this year, with Fyffes and Total Produce,(...)

A bunch of Fyffes bananas pictured outside the company’s head office in Dublin.  The  Irish fruit giant is to be acquired by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in a deal which values the firm at €751 million. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

1789: Henry Fyffe leaves the family base in Perth, Scotland, to move to London to set up as a “grocer and tea dealer”. 1887: Edward Wathen Fyffe, Hen(...)