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US: New system brings fresher bananas to Key Food Stores

AgroFresh Solutions, a provider of produce freshness solutions, announced today that its RipeLock Quality System will soon be utilized in Key Food Stores Co-Operative locations. The RipeLock technology offers Key Food a new way to handle the fruit quality management for bananas. 

“RipeLock is being rolled out to all of our stores in November for our Belinda premium bananas, using the tagline ‘Don’t go naked. I’m better in the bag’,” explained Wayne Kovacs, Director of Produce for Key Food Stores Co-operative. “The RipeLock technology will enable our stores to keep bananas at the desired yellow color longer, helping to attract customers, drive sales, minimize shrink, and reduce waste and handling at stores.”

The RipeLock system consists of two parts: The RipeLock Bag, a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) bag and RipeLock Active, an ethylene-inhibiting application. AgroFresh claims that this combination provides better control over the ripening process and helps deliver extended yellow life and better quality bananas.

For more information:
Kevin Frye
Tel: +1 704 962 2872

Publication date: 10/20/2017


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