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Packaging and Labelling


Packaging solution extends shelf life of grapes

When it comes to grapes, the challenge is that they begin to deteriorate as soon as they are picked. So extending grape shelf life is critical to helping grocery stores save money and to also address the food waste issue.Packaging and shipping grapes in Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) increases the shelf life.....

Automated packaging equipment manufacturer adds new VP of Sales

Haley Manufacturing is excited to announce Josh Logsdon has joined their team as the new VP of Sales and Marketing. Brandon Haley, President, says that “Josh comes to the company with over a decade of packaging equipment sales and is known for his ability to drive and build new packaging trends.” Josh is a.....

New campaign launched by reusable packaging organization

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) launched a new campaign promoting the value of reusable transport packaging systems for the movement of food from farm, producer, or processor to point of sale. The organization said the campaign demonstrates how food distribution can be more efficient, effective, and.....

New packaging system offers logistical efficiency

De Jong Verpakkingen and International Paper have started a cooperation to market a new retail-packing system in Europe. With this system, the inter-stackability between fruit and vegetable boxes will be realised on a European level. For retailers, this will result in major advantages, particularly in the.....

Mushroom branch says farewell to polystyrene

Polystyrene (PS) has always been a much used material for packaging in the food industry, among other sectors, but its popularity is decreasing. It’s expected the packing material will at some point completely disappear from the market in favour of PET. This plastic is recyclable and shows good characteristics.....

Mondi to acquire Egypt’s industrial bags producer NPP

International packaging and paper firm, Mondi Group, has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in the Egypt-based National Company for Paper Products and Import & Export (NPP), for around EGP510m (€23.7m).NPP, which is a privately-owned industrial bags producer, operates one facility in Giza near Cairo. The.....

Martin de Boer:

“Reliability of the machine is important”

Each item of packaging has one, and it’s different for every product: labels. Information about the products on the packaging can be found on the labels. Tuinderij Vers invested in a new labelling machine that has more options. Besides, a large part of the process was automated.Tuinderij Vers has used.....

Alberto Palmí, director of Fedemco:

"The opening of new markets should facilitate growth of wooden packaging"

Wooden containers have a significant market share in the fruit and vegetable sector in Spain and Europe. In fact, they already amount to around 15%, according to data provided by FEDEMCO. In 2016, close to 600 million units of wooden containers were manufactured in Spain.After two difficult years as a result.....

Direct laser marking on the fruit is gaining in importance

Netto Marken-Discount now also labels BioBio cucumbers

The Netto Marken-Discount is expanding its "Smart Labeling" approach. In addition to ginger of the own "BioBio" label, customers can also buy "BioBio" cucumbers with the natural product label from around 4,200 net stores across Germany as of Monday April 30, 2018. In the case of "smart labeling", the labeling.....

EcoPack Systems

Unique food crate with supply-chain benefits takes root

Patented EcoPack packaging addresses sanitation, sustainability and other transportation challenges for fruits, vegetables, meat and other commodity foods in a graphics-friendly, reusable frame-and-bag crate format.A unique and patented food packaging option for supply chain distribution channels introduced.....

Norwegian Coop to remove almost 400 tonnes of plastic from fresh produce shelves

"Plastic got a terrible name when a whale, with a stomach full of plastic, washed up on the beach inBergen. We can see this in the reactions of our customers. The aversion to plastic can now also be seen in people who never used to pay any special attention to the environment," say Jan Paul Bjørkøy and.....

Recycling must remain a priority in single-use plastic debate

The motivation for recycling must be bolstered as consumers turn their backs on single-use plastics, according to a supplier of recycled plastic pallets.Goplasticpallets.com supplies companies with durable recycled plastic pallets, boxes and crates made from household and business waste plastic. Recent high.....

“Solid cardboard boxes increasingly more functional”

The developments in the field of solid cardboard are coming as quick as lightning. The cardboard packaging serves as a marketing tool increasingly more often. Moreover, because of its material it’s a sustainable product.Last year, Smart Packaging Solutions fortified its position on the market with the takeover.....

New standup pouches accompany rebranding for packaging manufacturer

Stand up pouches have become ubiquitous in retail stores and now companies are looking to expand on that and offer various different types within the standup category. Flexible, fresh produce packaging manufacturer DuPak has introduced various size and shapes in stand up pouches and now offer what it calls.....

Packaging company launches display-ready packaging resource

Supplier of flexible packaging solutions, Fox Packaging™ is proud to announce the launch of its Display-Ready Packaging eBook. With this downloadable resource, produce brands and retailers will gain knowledge on reaching millennial shoppers, trends in flexible packaging, and the results that display-ready.....

Workshop at SanLucar

GS1 standards for fruit and vegetables in Europe

How can the data and information exchange be standardized to make the fruit and vegetable industry more competitive? Numerous companies are working on this topic within the framework of the international organization GS1. Representatives of the European working group, dedicated to the design and implementation.....

Launch of ready-to-eat golden beets deliver on long-awaited request

Beets have made the transition from a tough root vegetable into the convenience category, ready-to-eat on their own or added to other dishes, even as a powder for smoothies, and now they’ve branched out into the popular dip category as a salsa.During last year’s CPMA in Toronto, Love Beets launched their beet.....

Italy: Open-top lettuce bags from Fellini Patrizio

Thanks to its new open-top lettuce bags, Fellini Patrizio has achieved its objectives of protecting the produce from handling, making it more attractive and improving its shelf-life. The bags contain Gentilina, Romana, Trocadero and red Gentilina lettuce.Freschissimi open-top bags from Fellini Patrizio"We have.....

Due to potential undeclared peanut allergen

Voluntary recall notice of Happy Harvest canned spinach

McCall Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of Happy Harvest Spinach in 13.5 oz cans as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of peanuts resulting from product mislabelling. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a peanut allergy.In.....