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Holfeld Plastics and Produce Packaging
“Together we can act, react and make an IMPACT”
Holfeld Plastics is now the leading supplier of soft fruit punnets to Produce Packaging, a division of the leading National agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company, HL Huchinson with a turnover in excess of £150m.Produce Packaging’s specialist packaging team advise growers on the best.....
U.S. Market Trends:
Packaged produce means less time, less waste, more variety
More than 70% of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. Considering the hectic pace of the average American's daily routine, reliance on the convenience and variety offered by bagged salads and other types of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit will be a key factor spurring the U.S. market for these.....
Citrus packers hear benefits of ultraviolet light
University of Florida researcher Kevin Folta has shown the light on improving food safety for fresh Florida citrus.Folta's research shows ultraviolet light can effectively kill harmful microorganisms on the peel during processing in the packinghouse."It would be tremendously beneficial to treat produce with.....
Side Delights Gourmet Petite product line to compete in PMA’s Impact Award finals
Fresh Solutions Network named as a finalist for PMA Impact Award in packaging
Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovation and excellence in the Side Delights Gourmet Petite potato product line.The Produce Marketing Association reported that 56 companies submitted 67 entries. The Impact Award.....
CMI named as a finalist for the PMA Impact Award in packaging
Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovative single serving cherry package.The Produce Marketing Association reported that, 56 companies entered 67 products for consideration. Twenty packaging submissions.....
Holfeld takes top award at Starpack Awards
With their ground-breaking multi application rPETeCO material, Holfeld has taken the top award in the Greenstar Category - the Gold Star Award. It’s the highest accolade at one of the most prestigious events in the packaging awards calendar.Starpack judges commented‘A difficult category to judge this year.....
‘Zero waste’ concepts in supermarkets
Halfway through the last century, the supermarket began its march and slowly but surely, the traditional grocer disappeared from the scene. The concept, however, did not. In recent years, there have been, across Western Europe the United States, new initiatives that hark back to the grocery concept. Bulk.....
Canada: Labelling requirements for fresh fruit and vegetables
All country names must be written out in full, except for the United States which may be abbreviated to "USA" as it is recognized worldwide.The country of origin shall be shown on the principal display panel and in close proximity to the declaration of net quantity or the grade name. The letters in the.....
Depron absorption base ensures longer shelf life for strawberries
Depron has succeeded in developing an absorption base which demonstrably lengthens shelf life of strawberries. The HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch has, after extensive tests, determined that strawberries cultivated in open field have a longer shelf life if the traditional bubble wrap is.....
GEO invests 700,000 Euros in foil machine for cucumbers
GEO, the Austrian vegetable growers organization, has invested around 700,000 Euro in a new foil machine for packaging cucumbers in Wallern, Austrian website orf.at reports. A retail chain wants to receive the cucumbers mainly packaged, after all.The new foil machine was built by employees of vegetable.....
Sabert founder wins Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award
Albert Salama, founder and CEO of Sabert Corporation, manufacturer of innovative food packaging, has received the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Excellence in Distribution and Manufacturing category in the New Jersey region.Salama was selected from a record number of.....
Farmer no longer supplying Leclerc sees own photo on packaging
A farmer in the Bouches-du-Rhône was surprised to see a photo of himself on a crate of courgettes and aubergines in Leclerc. The label stated that he was the happy farmer who produced the vegetables… He may be an aubergine and pepper farmer, but has never produced courgettes! Whilst he had posed for Leclerc.....
Oppy goes back to school with Sesame Street
A wide assortment of Oppy products are getting in character right now, suiting up for a comprehensive ’eat brighter!’ roll out. The marketer’s first offering―a mesh bag filled with seedless, easy-peel citrus featuring Cookie Monster for back-to-school promotions―will hit the shelves by.....
André Vincke, ALPAGRO Plastics: "Now with branding on the sides as well"
"Fruit and veg lidding films becoming increasingly attractive"
In April this year, ALPAGRO Plastics celebrated its 35th anniversary. The family business specializes in various products, including fruit and veg packaging such as protective case wraps, lidding films and vegetable pouches. "Since 1988, we've been supplying the fruit and veg industry, and since then this.....