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Packaging and Labelling


New packaging brings longer shelf life and less waste for herbs

Marina, an Israel based fruit and vegetable growing and distribution company, which specialises in refrigerated distribution, recently chose to use Tadbik's latest packaging solution, Fresh Lid, for some of its products.Roni Sofer, VP Marketing in Marina shared insights about Tadbik’s patent-pending Fresh Lid,.....

StePac launches new modified atmosphere packaging line "Xgo"

Atmosphere packaging solutions provider StePac, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Johnson Matthey PLC, has launched a new line of fresh produce packaging solutions.Johnson Matthey Technical Development Manager, Gary Ward. says, "We're building on the latest developments in advanced Xtend modified.....

Dole to launch redesigned salad bags for the US market

Dole, is rolling out new salad bag graphics designed to make it easier for salad buyers to select which of the 47 Dole Salads is right for them, as part of a nationwide trend toward healthier eating and increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and salads.Launching in U.S. supermarkets in November.....

11 & 12 October, Nekkerhal in Mechelen

Empack Mechelen 2017: Packaging trade fair takes on internet

PHOTO REPORTLast week, on 11 and 12 October, the Belgian town of Mechelen held a new edition of the Empack packaging trade fair in the Nekkerhal. There were 185 stands in total, where producers showcased their packaging, labels and machines. A number of stand holders are also active in the fruit and vegetable sector.Stand.....

Dupak Inc. introduces new look and feel with rebrand

Manufacturer of flexible, fresh produce packaging DuPak Inc. is proud to announce the unveiling of the company’s updated branding with a new logo and refreshed design aesthetic. These recent rebranding efforts are an extension of DuPak’s commitment to continually evolve and improve their business as they seek.....

FEFCO Technical Seminar sees record number of exhibitors

Some 1,000 people gathered at the Messe Wien Congress Centre in Vienna on October 11- 13 for FEFCO’s Technical Seminar where the latest technologies in the sector were showcased.The FEFCO Technical Seminar is a highlight of the industry’s calendar, offering corrugated manufacturers and suppliers some of their.....

ILIP to focus on Life+ food preservation packaging at Fruit Attraction

European manufacturers of thermoformed plastic packaging for fresh produce and food service, ILIP will be presenting their Life+ system and Food2Go range simultaneously at Fruit Attraction and Eat2Go events.ILIP will be one of the exhibitors of Pasarela Inova, the space dedicated to innovations in the fresh.....

No one-size fits all

Accu-Label customizes labeling solutions and introduces new tray labeler

“We’re more than just a labelling company,” says Joe Sleiman, President of Accu-Label International, Inc. The company was born in 2001 as the sales company for the ORB-it® fruit labelling system developed at Ag-Tronic Control Systems Inc. With immediate success abroad, Accu-Label International was incorporated.....

Vicky Pauwels, ANL Plastics

"Resealable containers perfect for retailers"

Although ANL Plastics, based in Wellen, Belgium, mostly makes custom-made packaging, they also provide standard packaging to the fruit and vegetable world. This company began with manufacturing wooden beer crates, but have since slowly grown to an European business that produces millions of plastic packaging.....

Fredrik Pettersson:

“You can’t say no to customers”

It is primarily mixed salads and baby leaves on the shelves in Scandinavian and Baltic supermarkets, when it comes to fresh cuts. The space available for these processed products is also limited. Compared to Western European countries, this market is lagging behind, admits Fredrik Pettersson and Anette Dremo.....

Italy: Irplast introduces Food Contact Tape

"We have been working in the fresh produce sector for many years, manufacturing packaging that meets diverse functional requirements: it protects, works as a barrier film, is re-sealable and much more. It depends on the products, as each type has its own characteristics and needs. This is why we also develop.....

New packaging requirement to reduce fruit & veg waste in Turkey

According to a new regulation that determines the standards to be observed in the wholesale and retail trade of fruits and vegetables in Turkey, all fruits and vegetables will be required to be transported with packaging as of 2018."This development will have a positive effect on the reduction of waste and.....

New Zealand: No food safety risks with food packaging materials

New data from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows there are no food safety risks with the use of everyday food packaging materials such as plastic and paper.A recent MPI study on New Zealand foods looked at the transfer of chemicals from a range of food packaging types onto foods and whether or not.....

How flow wrapping can help ease labour shortages in fresh produce

Labour shortages already impacting on the fresh produce industry can be addressed in part by embracing automated packaging machinery, says Tisomi, a specialist in horizontal flow wrapping solutions in the UK.Flow wrapping technology helps reduce growers’ labour requirements in the pack house and release staff.....

Simon Dragt, the authentic green grocer - a satisfied Bizer client for 25 years

Digital price label system saves time

The Authentic Green Grocer! Simon Dragt has been supplying a wide variety of well-priced fresh products on a daily basis for many years. Pricing these products every day with the correct, current prices, before the shop opens, is very time-consuming. Digitisation has now made its mark on the retail sector as.....

US: Mann's removes non-GMO label from its lettuce products

After a concerned consumer and supporter of science and agriculture reached out to Mann’s Fresh Vegetables about their non-GMO label, the company came back with a surprising answer. They are removing it.According to PR Week, Mann Packing is removing the non-GMO verified check from its single-cut lettuce.....

A first in market

New peel and reseal lidding film for compostable and recyclable fibre punnets

While peel and reseal top lidding film is a well established product in the fresh produce market, due to technical challenges, it has been limited in use to only plastic punnets. “Through dedicated development we are launching a lidding film that strongly adheres to an Earthcycle ™ moulded pulp container,”.....

HillFresh celebrates its 10-year anniversary

Fruit and vegetable company HillFresh International is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by looking back on the influence the company has had on the fruit and vegetable market and maybe, more importantly, what their goals will be for the years to come.Category managementThe future of HillFresh is now set on.....

Chris Veillon from Pure Flavor

“Marketing strategy isn’t just about the purchasing factor”

“We need to make people understand that the healthier choice is the better choice”, says Chris Veillon, Chief Marketing Officer at Pure Flavor. After he was asked what the strategy will be for Pure Flavor in the coming years.Pure Flavor wants to continue to expand their reach and further solidify their.....

Recycled paper 100 Euros more expensive per metric ton

Germany: Concerns about increased prices of corrugated cardboard

Are this year’s changes in the paper market responsible for a disaster in the paper industry? “According to the analysts and market watchers: Yes,” states a worried Oliver Wolfrum, Managing Director of the German Association of Corrugated Cardboard Industry (Verbandes der Wellpappen-Industrie, VDW). Some VDW.....

Changing Polish market drives new packaging demand

The Polish market is changing. Thanks to the evolution of consumer behaviour, there is increasing demand for higher quality goods and new flavours.Massimiliano Persico and Regina Leone at the Carton Pack stand during Fresh Market Conference 2017 in Warsaw."We think that the Polish consumer will continue to.....

Jill de Clerck, purchaser Brabopak:

“Plastic fresh produce packaging should be compostable in Walloon”

As of 1 September, fruit and vegetable bags should consists of at least 40 per cent organic material according to legislation from Walloon and Brussels. Moreover, the bags should be biodegradable. Packaging company Brabopak from Wommelgem, Belgium, is working on the final testing phase to develop a bag that.....

The Greenery launches tear-off packaging for blueberries

Consumers are increasingly choosing convenience as well as becoming more concerned with healthy nutrition. They are eating more frequently spread out over the day, opting for smaller meals and healthy snacks.To meet the growing demand, The Greenery is introducing single-serve tear-off packaging for.....

Disney fruit falls in Chinese customers' good graces

"For the past few years, following the incessant increase in purchasing power of the Chinese people and progressive growth of acknowledgement for fruit of excellent quality, the demand for high quality products on the Chinese market has been increasingly powerful. This permits us to see an unending stream of.....

China: Recycled paper prices rise 185%, driving up costs of fruit packaging

Recycled paper (made directly from waste paper) has had stable prices over the recent years, but since November, 2016, the prices have shot up. This caused an increase in prices of paper boxes made of recycled paper and thus drove up the packaging cost for fruit growers.1. The price of recycled paper has grown.....

Driscoll's to offer blueberries in 300 grams buckets this October

Blueberries are booming thanks to the growing health consciousness of consumers around the world. This is the newest berry for Driscoll’s since the company began growing them in the early 1990s and, from 2014 onwards, in Peru.While quality is of peak importance, packaging can also help drive more berries off.....