Packaging and Labelling

Robert Reck-Heinrich, CargoPlast LLC:

"We offer a reasonable reusable system to a growing number of direct marketers."

Parallel to the constantly growing selection of end product packaging, the last few years have also seen some progress in the area of bulk packaging. In this market segment, too, there is a growing demand for sensible reusable solutions that combine an attractive appearance with efficiency. Above all, the…

Clarification on NZ Government's position on plastic fruit stickers

Peak industry body, HortNZ says it has had clarification from the Ministry for the Environment that no decisions on the future of plastic fruit stickers have been made by the…

CPMA and VCMI release plastic packaging technical report and roadmap

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) announced the release of a technical report entitled “A landscape review of plastics in the Canadian fresh produce sector”…

Craig Stauffer of Vanguard International discusses future of plastic-free packaging

Are edible peels the new plastic?

Plastic has been used in produce aisles for decades – and for good reason. Not only is plastic protecting food from bacteria, temperatures and light, it allows for growers, distributors, and retailers alike to cut down on food waste; consumers to see the colorful, fresh produce they’re purchasing;…

COAG denounced the lack of controls on imports through the Spanish port of Motril

The Coordinator of Farmers and Livestock Organizations (COAG) denounced that there were control problems at the border inspection post of the port of Motril. In addition to…

Plastic-free fresh produce?

In 2019 the battle against plastic in the fresh produce industry intensified and many companies are looking at reducing plastic use in packaging. Most supermarkets are already charging for plastic bags and being pressured to remove plastic from fresh produce, but is it that simple? Many of the plastics used in the fresh produce…

Packaging with 'zero waste' and 'zero impact' presented

Packaging with "zero waste" by 2025 and with "zero impact" by 2035. The Besana Group is increasing its green commitment and determining progressive and increasingly ambitious…

Scen Van De Voorde, Delhaize

"In the future fresh produce will have just as little plastic as 50 years ago"

Slowly but surely, plastic is disappearing from the fruit and vegetable shelves at Delhaize. "We are trying to move to a completely plastic-free fruit and vegetable shelf, but that is not yet feasible for certain products, including sliced ​​vegetables," says Sven Van De Voorde, fruit and vegetable…

Chinese language labels mandatory for export food items

Exporters of Nepali food items to China now arrange product labeling in the Chinese language, as their northern neighbor is making these new rules mandatory for all its food…

"You can manufacture bioplastic with bananas in the Canary Islands"

Clara Martin Gonzalez, a 1st-year high school student at the IES Villa de Mazo, has been awarded by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) of the Canary Islands for…

Dutch company adds bag with handle to net window bag range

Dutch packaging company, NNZ has expanded its assortment of net bags with windows. A bag with a handle has been added to its Carry-Vento and Paper-Vento range. These bags can be made on a standard vertical form, fill, and sealing machine. No adjustments are needed. Carry Vento The company says the bag is…

Poplar boxes at FuturPera

"At a time when other materials are losing ground wood maintains its noble humility"

"These days, all of Italy is witnessing on TV the floodplain areas of the Po river are flooded. And it is precisely in those areas that the Poplar tree is grown to produce the wood used for our boxes". So said Maurizio Lodi, owner of "Lodi Imballaggi Ortofrutticoli", present at FuturPera. "At a time when…

"Holiday packaging is increasing in popularity"

There is an ongoing trend in the packaging industry, as packaging is becoming a more important part of fruit sales. Good packaging can protect and maintain the quality of the fruits inside. Furthermore, a nice picture or nice design on the packaging could attract more consumers. Especially during the…

Dr. Kurt Jäger, Euro Pool System:

"Everybody's seen our boxes, only a few are aware of it."

Few consumers are aware of what is going on behind the scenes of the local supermarket's fruit and vegetable department and along the supply chain. Transparency, not only towards customers, but also towards consumers, is becoming increasingly important. Euro Pool System, headquartered in Bornheim, therefore…

How to finally replace the plastic bag

After Australian states and territories introduced plastic bag bans, supermarkets like Woolworths have recently begun offering alternatives such as paper bags. But much to the chagrin of eco-conscious consumers, it’s hard to go into a supermarket these days and not still be frustrated by the overwhelming…

UK: Supermarkets’ single-use plastic waste rises to nearly 1 mln tons a year

Despite public commitments to cut down on their packaging, supermarkets' use of single-use plastic has risen to more than 900,000 tons a year. Seven out of the 10 major UK…

UK: 82% of consumers demand drastically less plastic-usage

Using a sample of 2,003 British adults, research commissioned by Ubamarket found that 82% of UK shoppers believe that the level of plastic packaging used in food and drink…

Team Pack focuses on new solutions made of sustainable materials

"Consumer interest in paper shows steady growth"

Today's consumers are extremely sensitive to sustainable packaging and are increasingly no longer accepting plastic. As a result, manufacturers and suppliers in all sectors of the industry - whether in direct marketing, wholesale or retail - are inevitably on the lookout for sensible alternatives made from…

Ringoplast presents a new berry crate at expoSE

"Many asparagus growers are building up a second mainstay by growing berries"

Reusable containers are becoming increasingly important in the fruit and vegetable industry. Food-safe crates made of PE or PP should be a sustainable alternative for disposable solutions. In order to meet this demand in the constantly growing soft fruit market, Ringoplast LLC presented its new reusable storage…

"For now, some cardboard and plastic formats will have to coexist"

According to the study 'Packaging formats and materials: perception from society', carried out by the Spanish Association of Corrugated Cardboard Packaging Manufacturers (AFCO), cardboard is the highest rated packaging material by Spanish consumers, with the most commonly used being cardboard, plastic…

Washington dry onion producer extends use of IFCO RPCs through 2020

IFCO, operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Bybee Produce of Washington State, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through…

Primo Sole's Dolce Lucano fennel

"A year ago, we set up a project to learn more about fennel in Metaponto. We researched its organoleptic qualities using NIR spectroscopy and studied the qualities consumers look for in what they consider a perfect fennel," explains Francesca Appio, administrative and communications manager at Op Primo Sole, when talking about…

Lay's BIO

First 100% organic potato chips hit the Spanish market

PepsiCo is launching its first 100% organic potato chips: Lay’s BIO. The new product has the European certification that guarantees the organic cultivation of its ingredients,…

Chilean scientists develop a bio-paper that reduces the deterioration of fruits in exports

According to data from the Office of Agricultural Studies and Policies of Chile (Odepa), the country exports as fresh fruit nearly 2.6 of the almost 5 million tons of fruit it produces, i.e. almost 52% of its total production, a year. These exports generate an annual income of about 4 billion dollars…

Coop Sweden will introduce paper bags for fruit and vegetables

Coop Sweden has announced plans to replace single-use plastic bags for fruit and vegetables with paper bags. The project will start by the spring of next year and this…

Polytrade presents sealable FSC certified solid board trays at ExpoSE 2019

"Mustang Paper Trays are ideal for a marketing-oriented appearance"

At the Expose in Karlsruhe, Polytrade presents the Mustang Paper Tray, a shell made of FSC-certified solid board for sealing via tray sealers. As an alternative to plastic trays, the Mustang Paper Tray can be processed on ULMA tray sealers using the standard formats for strawberries and raspberries,…

Thomas Danis, Fruits Rouges & Co:

“We are aiming for 100 tons of organic red fruits from France in 2020”

Fruits Rouges & Co has already been offering organic processed fruits for 2-3 years, but the company launched its organic range of red fruits on the fresh market last April. “Our goal today is to propose an organic range from the French origin (high demand from French consumers) with a complementary…

Good Luck Bags soon in Germany as well?

Denmark: Lidl Good Luck Bags against food waste

Discounter Lidl is committed to the fight against food waste. So-called Good Luck Bags should ensure that smaller portions of fresh goods will also find their way to the…

Don Marshall - Exporta

"Fruit and vegetable growers moving away from wooden crates to clean, lightweight and durable plastic crates"

Plastic is not exactly in vogue at the moment but it does have its advantages in transportation and storage environments. Don Marshall Head of Ecommerce & Fulfilment at Scottish based company Exporta believes it a much better material for pallets and crates than wood."Fruit and vegetable growers are…

ASEO GmbH relies on packaging alternatives made of paper

"We enable direct marketers to give their product a higher value"

How does one combine recyclability, water resistance and robustness in one packaging solution without losing sight of the benefits of the direct marketer? Packaging developer ASEO has addressed this question: at the ExpoSE 2019, the company will present the two latest solutions from the diversified product…

Sukhdeep Sethi - AVI Global Plast

Grape punnet redesigned with less plastic, same strength

With plastic packaging coming under fire in the produce industry companies are looking at ways to minimise the use of plastic and move to recyclable packaging for fruit and vegetables. Following this trend Indian packaging manufacturer AVI Global Plast has implemented measures to reduce the amount of…

Global potato trader commits to sustainability and 100% recyclable packaging

To meet its sustainability and branding requirements, Leo de Kock uses recyclable P-Plus packages with controlled micro-perforationstailored to each product. These help to prevent food waste by preserving freshness. Unique descriptions and cooking suggestions on the packets also help customers choose the…

Plastic is a resource, not a waste

From recycling a water bottle you get two strawberry punnets

"Plastic is a topic to tackle without fear and companies like ours can, indeed must, make their own contribution". So said Giuseppe Montaguti, CEO of Infia, present on Monday 11 November 2019 at the company Siropack of Cesenatico (Forlì-Cesena), at the presentation of a circular economy project for the…

Curtin University research – Perth, Australia

Improving the shelf life of avocados

Plastic can be an important component of food packaging as it can create a barrier against nasties such as bacteria, as well as liquids and gasses. This can help to prolong the shelf life of many foods, thus preventing waste. However, given the finite resources of petroleum-based polymers, which are used…

New date packaging uses 100% post-consumer recycled plastic

Natural Delights is proud to announce the launch of sustainable packaging. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, Natural Delights’ new green packaging will apply to all tub containers and roll into stores November 2019. “Our new green packaging for tub containers will help to keep 800 tons of plastic…

W. Dimer LLC presents absorbent pads ecoline from renewable raw materials at ExpoSE 2019

"Compostable absorbent pad is not only suitable for soft and pome fruit, but also for the vegetable sector"

Pads serve to absorb and bind liquids from perishable food. This not only results in a more appealing presentation, but also increases hygiene and this makes for a longer shelf life of the packaged product. Specialized company W. Dimer LLC, based in Laufenburg, will present the newly developed DIMER…

German government passes draft bill to ban disposable plastic bags

On Wednesday, the German government passed a draft bill by Environment Minister Svenja Schulze to ban disposable plastic bags in Germany. The draft bill provided for a ban on…

Trade fair combo expoSE and expoDirekt - not just for the asparagus sector

"At the fair we want to focus primarily on direct marketers"

ExpoSE is becoming increasingly important among German and international players in the strawberries and asparagus industry. From cultivation technology to different varieties and packaging, all segments will come to Karlsruhe in November to get ready for the upcoming asparagus season. The fair is not only…

Solidus Solutions presents expanded packaging range at ExpoSE 2019

"New solutions have emerged from the original Asparagus box"

At ExpoSE 2018, Solidus Solutions presented their then brand new packaging concept for asparagus. Through the so-called Asparagus Box, the internationally operating packaging company wanted to set new standards in terms of sustainability and convenience. Since then, the response has been enormous, says Oliver…

Sweet peppers handed out like candy at Fruit Attraction

From October 22nd to October 24th, Tribelli participated in Fruit Attraction together with the 7 European partners, Murgiverde, Agroiris, Vicasol, Granada La Palma, Sat Campos de Granada, Indasol and Fruca Marketing and, for the first time, it also had a space of its own. Tribelli put a special highlight…

Looye launches

Moyo: new snack tomato brand for children

In addition to the existing Honeytomatoes and Joyn brands, Looye Growers are now introducing Moyo, a brand aimed at children. "Moyo is a combination of the words; motivation and joy. It stands for your inner strength, self-assurance or your sparkle. When you are motivated and do what you enjoy to do, you…

Online outrage as Woolworths sells garlic cloves packaged in plastic

Although Woolworths has taken several measures to reduce plastic waste across its brand’s food products, some customers are angry after a picture surfaced online of the brand selling garlic cloves, packaged in plastic. A customer buying goods at the Bondi Junction store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs…

Winning D&AD Future Impact Awards for Environment and Sustainability

Pinoy paper 'Pinyapel', made from discarded pineapple leaves

"Pinyapel" is a Pinoy paper product made from discarded pineapple leaves. Recently, it won the D&AD Future Impact Awards for Environment and Sustainability in New York City.…

"The demand for food containers started to increase from 2000"

Limera, a Turkish company which was founded 12 years ago, exports plastic food containers to 36 countries. Their products are exported mainly to Italy and other European countries where they are used for packing fruits, stated the company's General Manager Muhammet Ali Kul. "Following R&D projects, soon…

HCM City University of Economics and Finance

Vietnam: Students make biodegradable products from potatoes

Two students from the HCM City University of Economics and Finance have made biodegradable products from potato starch in an effort to reduce the use of single-use plastic items. Nông Văn Phước and Đặng Nguyễn Xuân Trọng are fourth-year students majoring in business administration and international…

New recyclable packaging solution for kiwifruit

The organic sector is always looking for solutions that best represent its values, such as for example sustainability, and finding suitable packaging solutions can be a challenge.  "We always try to do our best to reach our objective - i.e. becoming more and more sustainable. This year, we chose Fruit Attraction…

Fruit and veg displays at Fruit Attraction

Here are some of the great displays by companies at Fruit Attraction: the introduction of the plastic-reducing, often cardboard packaging was prominent as well as some beautiful fruit carvings.Cardboard packaging as an alternative to plastic at Montosa Natural brandingGazpacho of mango and Avomix of avocado…

Messerle LLC presents semi-transparent Greet fruit and vegetable bags at ExpoSE

For the first time, Messerle LLC is present at expoDirekt in Karlsruhe, with its new packaging. There, the Austrian company will present the semi-transparent Greet fruit and vegetable bags to an international audience. The new solution scores well, with the following features: If not contaminated, the bags…

Kühling Fruchthandel presents expanded packaging range at ExpoSE 2019

"GeschmacksTRESOR 2.0 is ideal for food retailers and farm shops"

The GeschmacksTRESOR  was one of the most important eye-catchers at last year's ExpoSE: After the 'clever' packaging solution for peeled asparagus was presented for the first time, the response was tremendous, the management of the license-carrying company Kühling Fruchthandel confirms. Now the next step is…

Dietmar Baumeister sees renewed interest in the established rubber ring process in the asparagus sector

"Rubber band bundler is part of a cost-effective solution that significantly contributes to material reduction"

The rubber band bundler was developed to efficiently and semi-automatically place the rubber rings around the asparagus. In the course of the sustainability trend, the established process is currently experiencing a renewed upswing in the agricultural sector after many years, says Dietmar Baumeister of Erich…

Nedato invests in new packaging line

Since 1 October, the new JASA packaging line has been running at Nedato in Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands. The company is adding the new packaging machine to the current machine line in response to the demand for smaller packaging from the retail market. "Demand is changing. Customers want smaller…

AFPA and PMA A-NZ create workshop on link between packaging and food waste

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) and the Produce Marketing Association Australia New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) are hosting a workshop to engage industry on the…

Plátano de Canarias presents its new 100% compostable and biodegradable label

Plátano de Canarias has introduced the first 100% compostable and biodegradable label made of wood pulp from sustainable plantations. This new initiative adds to the Aenor…

Produce tie/tag recycling system launched

Each year, billions of produce items move from grower to retailer to consumer. While each member of the supply chain makes a conscious effort to improve sustainable practices – from land use to packing efficiencies to food waste reduction – there is no uniform solution for reusing or recycling the small…

TruTag Technologies close $7.5 million investment round for edible barcode

TruTag Technologies, a developer of product identity and traceability solutions, has closed on a $7.5 million Series C backed by Pangaea Ventures and Happiness Capital. This…

Recyclable table grape packaging to be displayed at Fruit Attraction

Prior to the start of the South African Organic Table Grape season, OTC Organics presents a carton table grape packaging to meet increasing demand from end customers. Reducing plastic packaging for vegetables and fruit is perhaps the most discussed topic of the moment. Retailers, distributors, packers, consumers…

Preview: new compostable packaging hits the shelves at Esselunga stores

IGP Pachino tomatoes are plastic free

"It is now a matter of fact: the European Union has has voted to say goodbye to single-use plastics, which must be completely eliminated by 2021. Because of this, I was inspired to create an eco-friendly and innovative packaging that resembles a jewelry box to emphasize the preciousness of our product.…

Eco awareness

Vijayawada farmers exchange vegetables for plastic bags

In an attempt to make people more environmentally conscious, Andhra Pradesh is raising anti-plastic awareness by offering free vegetables for returned plastic bottles and bags at one of the Rythu Bazaars in Tenali in Guntur district. Consumers would get free vegetables of the same weight as the plastic…

New packaging solution is entering the German market

Banded apples in punnets with wings

Sustainable and safe packaging solutions are currently a sensitive issue in the fruit and vegetable industry, including in the top fruit and citrus sectors. Machine Service A + P Schiffmann e.K. based in Jork - in the heart of the Altes Land growing region - has set itself the goal of providing the apple…

Cyklop-Strepper® promises faster and more environmentally friendly asparagus packaging

"Thanks to Elastobinder, bundling and labeling are done in one go"

For asparagus producers, there is a peak of around three months every year for the processing of their "white gold". The asparagus must be harvested, packaged and transported in these three months. This process is time consuming, but Cyklop BV has developed a faster and more environmentally friendly solution.…

Mucci Farms wins Best Sustainable Packaging Award at Fresh Summit 2019

Mucci Farms has announced that they have been awarded the top prize for Best Sustainable Packaging at the PMA’s Fresh Summit Conference and Expo for Simple Snack, a plastic-free, backyard compostable series of packaging. “To win this category in particular is exciting because sustainability is by far the…

British company wins the PPMA Innovative Robotics Solution 2019 award

Brillopak’s UniPAKer crate loading robot for fresh produce factories has won the PPMA Innovative Robotics Solution 2019 award, beating nine other processing and packaging OEM finalists. The eight independent judges summarized their decision: “Brillopak’s UniPAKer fresh produce robot is a stand-out performer…

Old plastic crates can be regenerated into new ones

"We pay for used crates to make new ones that are certified to be used with fresh produce and are therefore suitable to come into contact with food," explains Mariano Magarotto from Plastic Packaging.  Mariano Magarotto "We pay a set amount per kg and then use a Japanese technology to break down, sterilize…

Smurfit Kappa partners with mango supply chain in US and Mexico

According to Smurfit Kappa - a packaging manufacturer - the challenge for mango producers in Mexico and the United States was to find a paper-based packaging solution that allowed more units to be packed and assembled while ensuring resistance, ventilation, pallet stability, food safety and brand…

Wash your plastics down the drain

The Star Group announced it is working with synthetic biology to create a plastic punnet that consumers can put directly into their backyard or balcony composter. The…

Home compostable fruit label in development

From its inception and for over 18 years, Accu-Label has been developing fruit labelling solutions with a focus on environmental sustainability, food safety, and optimal…

Sneak peek of Wonderful Pistachios' new holiday bin at PMA

Wonderful Pistachios is giving visitors to PMA Fresh Summit a sneak peek of their new holiday-themed bin. The company said the new design follows on from the 2018 holiday season with The Grinch, adding that the 2018 campaign generated a 15 percent sales lift during Christmas. According to Adam Cooper…

Terphane to showcase its products at Fresh Summit

"Flexible packaging is today's choice for sustainability"

Terphane, a specialty polyester films producer, is showcasing its newest products designed to increase consumer appeal, shelf life, and product sustainability at the Produce…

Hong Kong supermarkets explore plastic-free solutions at local forum

Several parties - including Raphaël De Ry, founder of local plastic-free store, Edgar - have voiced doubts over whether some of Hong Kong’s biggest supermarket chains would be entirely open to adopting new ways of cutting waste packaging from their businesses. At Monday's forum hosted by Greenpeace and…

Kaufland introduces reusable pouches for fruit and veg in Poland

Since October 10, reusable bags for vegetables and fruits can be bought in Polish Kaufland stores. This is another step towards reducing plastic use. A pack of two reusable…

Tesco wraps single leeks in plastic to avoid 'inadvertently adding to food waste'

Tesco spokespeople have stated the supermarket chain wraps single leeks in plastic to avoid "inadvertently creating food waste". The supermarket was responding to a customer complaint after she spotted individually wrapped vegetables in her local store. A Twitter user who works in the charity sector and…

First packaging demo products realized in Polyhydroxyalkanoates presented during Fruit Attraction

Following the presentation of the Zeropack project that took place at Fruit Logistica in Berlin last February, the company will present in a press conference at the Fruit…

Grow e.V. wants to support climate with used wooden packaging

"Multi-value" instead of "reusable"

With the thermal utilization of end-of-use wood packaging, climate-neutral energy can be generated. In view of rising oil, gas and electricity prices as well as new subsidy programs of the Federal Government, an economic component is added. "When companies now switch to wood-burning, they not only…

NatureFresh Farms puts sustainability in the spotlight with compostable tray

NatureFresh Farms is significantly reducing their plastic waste. They have teamed up with a local family-owned manufacturing operation to develop a fully compostable pulp molded tray. It has been just over a year since NatureFresh Farms introduced their new compostable Mini Cucumber tray to their…

José Navarro and Michael Stephan, PackCo·Brand&Packaging

"The great challenge in packaging is to achieve a natural, sustainable and premium appearance”

José Navarro and Michael Stephan, designers and partners of PackCo·Brand&Packaging, develop projects tailored to the needs of each client and product. The company has a…

David Jahn - Brillopak

The Unipaker is single pick and packs up to 75 packs a minute

The processing and packaging market is fast moving and OEM providers need to design machines to be both reliable and efficient while at the same time having an eye on future pack and presentation trends. British end of line automation specialist BrilloPak has been in the business for nearly 20 years and…

New packaging options for organic artichoke line

Ocean Mist Farms has announced three new organic artichoke packaging options to the company's organic line. The new packaging options will be displayed at PMA Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19, 2019, and shoppers can expect to see them in stores in time for the November and December holidays. Ocean Mist’s organic…

Canadian company launches all-paper label and waste liner

LABELPAC, a Canadian-based company that designs and manufactures individual fruit labeling machines and PLU labels, has announced an all-paper label applicator and waste liner. According to the company, it is the only system that uses the biodegradable paper for both the label and the waste liner. Sam…

Owyhee Produce to grow its own onions bags

Owyhee Produce has announced their plan to create their own regenerative produce bags by converting hemp fibers sourced from their own crops. These compostable bags are set to be an available packing option releasing Spring 2020. For the first time in their farming history, Owyhee Produce will start…

Casting the limelight on eco-design and packaging

Sustainable and efficient fresh produce packaging takes centre stage at Fruit Attraction with ILIP, known for their plastic processing. The brand will be presenting its range of solutions designed to protect, value and preserve the freshness of fresh fruit and vegetables in Madrid from 22nd to 24th…

StePac reveals four-pillared strategy for new packaging

Launching sustainable greener packaging

StePac L.A., Ltd. presents the company’s four pillared sustainability strategy for fresh produce packaging. The advanced strategy effectively mitigates the necessity of…

Aimed at reducing Listeria formation

UMAS Project looks at surface changes & coatings to reduce biofilms

A University of Massachusetts research group has teamed up with the USDA to look at whether combining physical changes to food contact surfaces with Food and Drug…

PGI Cítricos Valencianos and Fedemco team up to boost sustainability in Valencian citrus farming

The Spanish Federation of the Wooden Container and its Components (FEDEMCO) and the PGI Cítricos Valencianos have signed a Collaboration Agreement with the objective of promoting the image of Valencian Citrus and boosting sustainability in Valencian citrus farming. As explained by the director of FEDEMCO,…

Mucci Farms gearing up for Fresh Summit

The largest trade show for fresh produce in North America is coming up and provides many companies an opportunity to present their latest products. The team at Mucci Farms has been busy with innovations and show attendees will be able to see them firsthand in the New Product Showcase or in the company’s…

For blueberries, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries and grapes

Earthcycle™ home compostable packaging unveils new designs

CKF is excited to announce the expansion of its top sealable line of Earthcycle ™ home compostable and recyclable packaging with the launch of the “8-down” and “6-down” sized punnets, the EC 810 and EC 4068 respectively. The products were created with input from key customers and designed to maximize…

Embrapa Food Technology’s innovative fruit case

Embrapa Food Technology, the National Institute of Technology, and the Macromolecular Institute (IMA) of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have developed packaging…

Banana Leaf Preservation Technology: Leaves to replace single use plastics

An Indian innovation called Banana Leaf Preservation Technology has a sustainable solution to the global challenge of overabundant single use plastic waste. Banana leaf technology is an environmentally friendly cellular system that preserves leaves and natural biomaterials for a year without any…

US apple grower offers expanded packaging options

Honeybear Brands has announced two new packaging programs, which it says is based on consumer demand. Honeybear said it has experienced success with its two-pound Honey Cubbie pouch for Honeycrisp apples. As an extension of this, Cubbie pouches will be available in three-pound packages for Gala, Fuji,…

Indian traders also using banana leaf baskets

The ultimate sustainable packaging: woven coconut leaf baskets

While all around the world, retailers are trying to use less and less single-use plastics, these vendors from Tawi-Tawi have already come up with greener alternatives. Several fruit and vegetable vendors in the town of Bong-ao (Negros Oriental province) were seen carrying their produce inside baskets…

Lamb Weston's net sales increased 8% compared with last year

“We remain on track to deliver our fiscal 2020 targets, reflecting our continued focus on execution and a generally favorable current operating environment. In North America,…

Giacovelli chooses Grape Touch labels

Eco-sustainable packaging and labeling are nowadays a necessity in the fresh produce world, so companies need to change to comply with new demands. Giacovelli S.r.l. has been the first company in Puglia to implement Grape Touch, Carby Label's green labels made with recycled materials: the front is made…

Noémie Dorion, Martin Emballage:

France: “Demand for wood packaging increases as plastic becomes less popular”

Located in the Deux-Sèvres department, Martin Emballage was originally a family sawmill. Created in 1947, it started designing cheese crates in the 1950s. In the 70s, the company became specialized in light wood packaging. “We can make 13 million packagings per year, all products combined. We make mostly…

Greenhouse leader expands sustainable solutions

Sunset has announced plans to offer 100% reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging for all fruits and vegetables by 2025. A decade ago, they had already introduced top seal to the industry, resulting in a 20% reduction of materials. “At Sunset, we always grow with the future in mind. That’s why…

Procedure of EcoMark LLC appeals to major Italian suppliers

Mazzoni Group opts for natural branding

The Italian Mazzoni Group has decided to offer their fruit in the future with "natural branding" instead of stickers. This is reported by the specialized German provider Eco Mark LLC. Image: EcoMarkLLC Increase in flexibilitySince the beginning of July 2019, the Mazzoni logo has graced watermelons of various…

Jasa Sleever

Dutch company gets new apple packaging

Dutch wholesaler, Van der Lem, has been in business since 1948. They package and distribute wholesale fruit and vegetables, as per their clients' wishes. "We do what our clients ask of us," says Mike Tesselaar. He does the purchasing and sales at this company. "Market demand has changed. Clients want innovative, sustainable…

Waitrose & Partners to reduce plastic packaging

Waitrose & Partners, DS Smith and Primafruit have worked together to produce a cardboard punnet to save the food retailer 12 tonnes of plastic packaging a year. The…


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