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Packaging and Labelling

Florette celebrates 30 years of salads in sachets

Florette were the first to launch salad packaged in sachets 30 years ago in 1987. To celebrate their 30 year anniversary, they have launched an important marketing campaign. One of the main parts of their campaign will be an in-store advertising display shaped like a tractor. The brand will show off a range of.....

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High quality packaging reduces waste of fruit and vegetables

"Because the amount of water in fruit and vegetables is rather high, when purchasing, storing and shipping, they are very easily damaged. Moreover, fruit and vegetables rot easily, which makes them lose value. A high quality packaging can effectively reduce these risks," according to Vivian from China Shandong.....

"Vietnam should invest in agricultural branding"

A lack of branding for agricultural products makes it difficult for Vietnamese commodities to gain advantages and footholds in foreign markets. For that reason, building brands for agricultural products is highly necessary to increase competitiveness for agricultural commodities produced in Vietnam.Lang Son.....

How produce companies are increasingly marketing to kids

In recent years, produce companies have been paying increasing attention to first impressions and convenience, focusing on kid-friendly packaging and sizing to draw children and parents towards snack-ready fruits and vegetables.North American produce companies are trying to make sure that the next generation.....

Photoreport Interpack

PHOTO REPORTThe Interpack took place this year from 4 to 10 May. The fair for the packaging branch and related processing industry is held every three years. In 2014, 174,798 people from 163 countries visited this fair. In 2017 there were slightly less: 170,500. There were 2,865 companies at this huge packaging fair.Click.....

Consumables line reduces packaging by up to 25%

Crawford Packaging launches GrowPack; an offering of produce packaging automation and consumables. “GrowPack offers a full line of produce products that help our customers save money, while adding value through advanced technology resulting in high shelf impact,” noted Vice President of Crawford Packaging’s.....

Taiwan: New: packaging with a handle

To anticipate the ‘to go’ segment, Taiwanese company GripB invented a new packaging with a handle so that products can be easily carried. “These punnets can be used for many different types of fruit and vegetables, including soft fruit, salads and snack vegetables. Additionally, the packaging can be used in.....

Packaging extends shelf life, but how?

The increasing globalisation and international trade in the fresh produce sector demands the utmost of the products. The products are transported thousands of miles before they find their way to the consumer. Shelf life during transport is crucial to get a good price for products. One of the factors that can.....

Robert van der Laan, Mediane:

“You’re not just growing plants, you’re selling food”

Robert van der Laan from Mediane has been around the world of packaging material for fresh produce, and particularly the conical sleeves, for a while now. After all these years, he’s still surprised that growers aren’t always interested in the food safety of their packaging material. Robert: “They produce.....

Less food waste with PerfoLid

“Because of this packaging, fresh produce can continue to breathe”

A new packaging, called PerfoLid was recently introduced to combat food waste. “This packaging is resealable and ensures fruit and vegetables stay fresh longer, and it therefore results in less food waste. Waste in fruit and vegetables is a major problem: because of the limited shelf life, almost 50 per cent.....

Innovative packaging guaranteeing hygiene and shelf-life

VIDEOEPS is the acronym of Expanded Polystyrene and is the latest frontier in the fresh produce pacakging sector. Its characteristics make the transport and storage of produce simpler in the most prohibitive conditions. It also absorbs shocks and maintains temperature, so it is an exceptionally good product,.....

Arie Meeuwissen, Taks Handling Systems:

"Packaging Technology is all about flexibility, labor saving and data"

In the world of packaging technology roughly three trends are visible. One of these trends is the focus on labor-saving packaging solutions. "The packaging of fresh produce requires many actions. Automation is pleasant, because labor is expensive. Cheaper solutions for this are more than welcome", Arie.....

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol characters to promote Freshline Foods

Freshline Foods Ltd has announced a partnership agreement with Nickelodeon International to bring some of the networks most beloved characters to fresh fruits and vegetable products to encourage kids to snack healthier.Initial product releases will be focused around PAW Patrol, and feature aline of Sliced.....

Schoeller Allibert Chief discusses growth through innovation

Schoeller Allibert, a European market leader of reusable plastic packaging and containers, hopes to lead the way in product innovations at the INTERPACK 2017 exhibition, in Düsseldorf, Germany. One product which they will be showcasing to show this is their new 2017 Miniload Container which is designed for.....

Study claims cardboard safer than plastic for fruit transportation

A Guelph food scientist has sparked a debate on plastic versus cardboard in boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph professor, released a study late last month that raises concerns about the hygiene of boxes made out of plastic. In his study released.....

Digital printing is a revolution in film packaging

About ten years ago, the major supermarkets discovered the printed films for the fresh produce segment. Nowadays, these printed packages are common with the big retailers. Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Plus, but also Lidl and Aldi choose the printed packaging. In addition, there is also more demand from smaller parties.....

REV Packaging Solutions introduces new Hollywood crate film machine

When talking about crates to be covered with films or protective nets, one immediately thinks about the great manual labour required to apply them. Due to the increasing demand for this type of packaging, REV Packaging Solutions developed an innovative solution - the Hollywood crate film machine.Hollywood is a.....

Spain: Packaging format to facilitate logistics and storage of potatoes

Companies are constantly looking for improvements for their products, as well as for ways to facilitate the logistics and offer a good service, which is why Patatas Catalán introduced its 5 and 10 kg family packaging formats. It is a sturdy cardboard box approved for food use, with a system to open and close.....

Quality gives Polish blueberries competitive edge

Located just about an hour Northwest of Warsaw, Polish blueberry grower Milbor was able to escape the major frost issues experienced by growers in other regions. It had already been a shaky start to the season, even before the most recent frosts, with a significant frost at the beginning of the year as.....

Clear photos on solid cardboard as a marketing tool

Increasingly, the boxes in which vegetables are packaged are also being used for marketing. “We see that the box is no longer just a carrier of a lot of information about the products, but that a quality and well-printed box is an added bonus to add value to the product,” explains Johan de Neef from Smart.....

Bangladesh: Price of packaging makes it difficult to open new markets

Companies from Bangladesh must improve in several areas to make their products better known in the international markets. One significant factor is their packaging, "which is problematic in our country because of its high price," stated Mainul Isalm, the Head of Avalon Associates. "For our part, we can offer.....

Fresh fruit and vegetables

Spain: 30% longer shelf life thanks to new cardboard box

The company Saeco and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) have developed a cardboard box with antimicrobial properties that makes it possible to extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables by more than 30 percent.It is a box made with a type of "active cardboard" that has been developed by.....

German retailers require recyclable biodegradable packaging

"Many German retailers are requiring European packagers to use wooden and pulp cells for summer products like peaches and nectarines. The material is 100% recyclable and biodegradable and prolongs shelf-life as it lets more air through. In addition, it can also make the produce stand out as the company message.....