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Former Chiquita exec joins FiveStar board

Chris Dugan has joined FiveStar Gourmet Foods' board of directors following a distinguished career at Chiquita Brands International. Beginning in various sales and operations roles, Dugan quickly rose to senior vice president of sales for both Chiquita and Fresh Express in the U.S. and Canada.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chris Dugan to our board of directors," said Tal Shoshan, CEO of FiveStar Gourmet Foods. "His extensive experience and innovative mindset will be invaluable as we continue to innovate, and substantially grow our market share.”

Dugan, currently serving as chief commercial officer at Richelieu Foods, brings a wealth of knowledge in sales, marketing and strategic leadership to the FiveStar team. With over two decades of invaluable experience, a deep understanding of the fresh produce industry and a proven track record of driving growth, Dugan is poised to play a pivotal role in guiding FiveStar's strategic growth.

 "It is an honor to join the board at FiveStar Gourmet Foods, especially considering the company’s commitment to delivering value through premier products, innovation and food safety,” said Dugan. “FiveStar and Simply Fresh are recognized by retailers and shoppers for fresh and healthy products with outstanding quality.  I am excited to work with Tal and the team and contribute to the future success of the company."

The company said Dugan's appointment underscores FiveStar's commitment to enhancing its leadership team with top industry talent, positioning it for continued success in the dynamic fresh food market.

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