WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- Dole Food Co. here is selling its dried fruit business to Sun Diamond Growers of California, a growers cooperative based in Pleasanton, Calif., for approximately $100 million.
is licensing its brand name to Sun Diamond Growers.
Sandra McBride, communications manager for Sun Diamond, said she did not think the transaction will affect retailers. "I can't think what effect there would be," she said. "We expect to use the Dole label well into the next