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Packaging and Labelling
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.....
Bart Hermans: "Fruit and veg packed in shrink wrap look nicer and stay fresher
PSC Packaging sees opportunities for shrink wrap in fruit and veg sector
PSC Packaging distributes packaging machines. The firm mainly focuses on the packaging of products. PSC is working together with the client to find a solution to the packaging project. The company works in various markets, but for the last few years they have also been focusing on the fruit and vegetable.....
Keyhole or traffic light labelling?
In Norway, the Keyhole labelling system works as an aid to selecting healthier food items. Keyhole-labelled products contain less fat, salt, sugar and more fibre compared to foods within the same group; however, many are still sceptical of this arrangement because a product with a keyhole is not necessarily.....
Nature & More first to market with new sugar cane packaging
Nature & More, the international specialist in organic vegetables and fruit, is the first company that has begun to use sustainable packaging derived from sugar cane on a large scale. The material looks like fine cardboard and beats almost all other materials when it comes to sustainability: it's easily.....
Introducing new brand and packaging: Infinity Food
DBS takes over carrot supplier Verco
DBS, the Antwerp company from Sint-Katelijne-Waver, has taken over Verco, a company from Maasmechelen in Limburg. Verco specializes in washing, sorting, packaging and delivering carrots. A business relation with Verco, a supplier to DBS, was already in place. The bond of trust which developed over the years,.....
Turkey launches new identification label for fruit and vegetables
The Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade has launched a new identification system for fruit and vegetables through special labels with basic information about their origin. The Customs and Trade Minister, Hayati Yazici, said that "now our consumers will know where and how the product was grown."Yazici.....
Intermarché launches own brand of fruit and vegetables
Intermarché is launching their own brand of fruit and vegetables : Mon Marché Plaisir. Their aim is to become ''market leader in the sector and increase turnover to €170 million to reach 15% market share by 2015''. Following a successful campaign with their ''ugly'' fruit and vegetables (working with the.....
O-G Packing and Cold Storage in Stockton, California:
Diverse operations enable cherry packer to spread overhead, retain key employees
California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, but what do California packing houses do once cherries are through?At O-G Packing and Cold Storage in Stockton, California, the Gotelli and Gogna family partners have diversified into.....
Ghana: New Adomi gets pack-house for mangoes
Locating a Pack-House at Vakpo-New-Adomi creates a “window of hope” to direct a lot more of Ghana’s teaming youth into agriculture and agricultural related services, a businessman has said.Mr Dan Acquaye, Executive Director of Agri-Impact, an agri-business and innovative solutions provider, told the GNA in.....
Weight problem with pre-wrapped fruit and vegetables in France
People are being encouraged to consume seasonal fruit and vegetables, yet a journalist client at Casino has uncovered a weight-related issue.In the Casino shop, 2 packets of carrots that claimed to weigh 1kg were in fact only 795g and 835g. The same problem was remarked concerning 1.5kg of potatoes that.....