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Josie’s Organics, Moxxy Marketing design wins
Packaging takes top honours at United Fresh Produce Association’s convention
Josie’s Organics romaine hearts packaging is tops – at least according to industry leaders gathered at the United Fresh Produce Association's annual convention earlier this month.The Moxxy Marketing designed packaging – which extends Josie’s Organics unique branding through all of its products – took home.....
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Europe Retail Packing and Best of Four bundle powers
Europe Retail Packing is a company that has specialised in packaging and marketing various greenhouse vegetables, fruits and herbs from three strategic locations in Poeldijk, Barendrecht and Rotterdam. Europe Retail Packing can flowpack, seal, foodtain or package almost all fruits and vegetables in.....
New report from Research and Markets:
US market trends for branded packaged produce and salads
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Branded Packaged Produce and Salads: U.S. Market Trends" report to their offering.Conservatively forecasts a CAGR for this category of 4.6% through 2018, when sales are expected to approach $7 billion. Higher sales volume, higher prices, and consumer.....
“Jet Precoolers Fully-Cool Packed Cherries in 1 Hour”
After completing a large number of test forced-air-cooling trials, it is now proven that the Jet Precooler can fully-cool PNW cherries in 1 hour. The tests were conducted at two separate grower / packer sheds, in Wenatchee, WA, USA, and were run with both bagged fruit and also in clamshell containers, with.....
Non-destructively measure dry matter, moisture, soluble solids
Felix Instruments announce handheld produce quality meter
Need to know when fruit is perfectly ripe? Felix Instruments announces the new F-750, a handheld NIR/Vis Produce Quality Meter that non-destructively measures sugars, dry matter, and moisture in produce to identify and track ripeness from harvest to sale. Successfully applied to mangoes, cherries, and apples.....
CHEP showcases global innovation
CHEP showcased new global innovations in fresh produce merchandising at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Connections conference in Auckland today.The equipment pooler’s workshop on ‘building better supply chains through collaboration and innovation’ packs a punch, featuring insights from Brambles.....
Digital printing breakthrough turns packaging into a communication tool
High-volume digital printing on corrugated board is now becoming a reality, this was confirmed at a workshop organised by FEFCO last week, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers. This technology opens up wide new possibilities for maximising the use of packaging as a platform for.....
US (CA): Tomra Sorting opens new facility following expansion plans
Tomra Sorting Solutions US Food division held its official office opening on Wednesday, June 18 - in its new state-of-the-art facility in West Sacramento, California.The company’s 50-plus strong team has relocated to a new purpose-built site which is over 30 per cent larger than its previous building in.....
Rockit apple introduced in Italy
The size of fruit changes as well as purchase opportunities. In order to adapt to new trends like the tendency to have short lunch breaks and the preference for healthy snacks, Melavì and One App have officially launched Rockit apples on the Italian market."Its size is ideal and the innovative.....
Fox Packaging introduces Stand-Up Combo Bag
Fox Packaging has announced the launch of their latest bag design, the Stand-Up Combo Bag. An extension of the original Fresh Mesh Combo, the new stand-up bag is also constructed from a combination of poly and mesh for both optimal breathability and ample marketing area, but also features a convenient, flat.....
Erwin Bakker, Ellips:
"Optical sorting is the future in fruit and vegetable sector"
Erwin Bakker, Managing Director of software company Ellips has noticed that the fruit and vegetable branch is becoming increasingly automatised. Time to look more deeply into optical sorting.Higher demands"Mechanical - and certainly manual - sorting is outdated, even in up and coming countries,"says Erwin.....
UNITEC - Postharvest Unlimited Conference
"New technologies to improve efficiency on cherry sorting and packing lines"
UNITEC, a group specialised in the design and development of innovative technologies for the processing, selection and packaging of over 35 types of fruit and vegetables, took part in the "Postharvest Unlimited Conference".Luca Montanari, deputy chairman of UNITEC, talked about "New technologies to improve.....
New Tecnoceam Baby Leaf Line in USA
Excellent start up in New Jersey by Tecnoceam and SGE team a few weeks ago.The new baby leaf line is provided by mixing belts, inspection, prewasher, washing, dewatering belt, twin supermaxi dryer, multi head packer.The line can process up to 1,300 kg/hour baby leaf products (spring mix, arugula,.....
Italy: Oroplus films for high-quality cherry production
Plastik SpA, producer and holder of the Oroplus® patent (film for the protection of table grapes, cherries, kiwis and soft fruit from rain) has started collaborating with Israeli Ginegar Plastic Products Ltd to distribute this product in South America and Africa.A delegation from Ginegar visited the cherry.....