Packaging and Labelling

Long-time sales manager Heinz Bürgerhoff from Klingele founds HB Verpackungsservice

"Not too colorful; the product must speak for itself"

After a long career with packaging manufacturer and supplier Klingele, Heinz Bürgerhoff decided to become self-employed at the beginning of the new year. Under the name HB Verpackungsservice, the Delmenhorst native primarily assists producers and smaller packers of fruit and vegetables in choosing the…

Kuku International Packaging

New plastic-free crate cover

Kuku International Packaging, a company located in Palata Pepoli (BO) and specializing in flexible packaging, has introduced a new crate cover made up of natural elements (95% cellulose) obtained from natural fibers and developed readapting the material used for other solutions.  Photo provided by Kuku International Packaging "This…

efko and Vitana present new product line

Crisp winter lettuce from Austria in CO2-neutral packaging

The market for ultra-fresh salad and vegetable convenience products is growing rapidly. More and more Austrians are turning to the convenient ready-to-eat products. Very often, these foods are packaged in plastic for protection. efko, Austria's largest producer of sour vegetables, sees supplying domestic…

Antar Douadi - BIOPAC

"Stored at 0 degrees we can achieve up to 100 days shelf life, depending on varieties,"

There are various options available on the market to extend the shelf life and keep table grapes fresh. One company has combined two methods and can store grapes in very good condition with reduced dry stem for up to 100 days . Australian company BIOPAC specialises in extending the post-harvest shelf…

Citrus cartons unveiled for Lunar New Year

The 2021 Lunar New Year celebration begins February 12 and to mark the start of the Year of the Ox, Classic Harvest is joining in on this message of hope and health. New this year, Classic Harvest is introducing cartons for Navels, Cara Caras and mandarins which depict not only the Ox, but all 12 of the…

APAL Post-harvest Seminar goes online to explore smart packhouse

APAL’s Post-harvest Seminar on Wednesday 20 January 2021 will be delivered entirely online as COVID-19 and border restrictions continue to create uncertainty for apple and pear growers across the nation. APAL Industry Services Manager Justin Smith said APAL and industry had been hopeful of returning to…

Danish company launches new package solution

Bottom of fresh herbs bag becomes growing pot

Danish based growing company Grow Up FARM is launching a new product, named Eat-Grow-Repeat: small pea plants that grow in hemp in a bag. Refrigerated and bagged, the pea sprouts keep fresh for a week. "Rip off the upper section of the bag, and the bottom of the bag is now the pot," they explain. "Place…

KM Packaging launches compostable product range

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has launched a new range of compostable products. The C-Range of bio-plastic packaging materials includes shrink wrap, stretch wrap, adhesive tape, nets and bags. It enhances KM’s portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and…

How should fruit be described on packaging labels?

In recent decades, packaged fruit has gained market ground over loose fruit, and fruit containers have become a source of information for consumers. It is important to investigate consumer responses to the information contained on fruit packages from a wider perspective to identify the facts that…

Third packer for cold-hardy citrus

A third packinghouse started packing fresh South Georgia and North Florida citrus in 2020. The newest packer, The Satsuma Company, is in Tifton, Georgia. The others, Corbett Brothers in Lake Park, Georgia, and Florida Georgia Citrus in Monticello, Florida, have been packing citrus since 2016. “I have…

Chinese export of agricultural mesh bags increased during the pandemic

Automated packaging is becoming more and more popular in the Chinese agricultural industry, with a growing number of packaging facilities and farms investing in automated weighing and packaging equipment for food products. Mesh bag manufacturers have seen increasing demand for their products because of…

“We decided to stand out with improvements in appearance for our packaging”

The functionality of perishable packaging is important, but according to one packaging manufacturer, the look of the packaging is becoming more important these days. The company from Morocco creates packaging for avocados and their first branded packaging arrived in the Netherlands earlier this week.…

Smart big bags measuring temperature

With the pilot 'smart big bags' HZPC uses the internet of things to share knowledge and get a better grip on the delivery process of seed potatoes. Between December and April, 1100 big bags will be provided with an intelligent chip. Customers can hold their smartphone against the chip when they receive…

Nice growth of the Sylvain & CO brand on the Swiss market

"Authentic, practical offering of Fresh Convenience for everyday needs"

Young, fresh, innovative and committed - that is the guiding principle of Swiss fresh food brand Sylvain & CO. The label, which was created in 2012, has been part of the internationally active Eisberg Group for two years and has been run by an overarching management team together with Eisberg Switzerland…

New Grab-N-Go bags for hot peppers see popularity in niche markets

This year, importer Delina Fresh has been seeing an interesting growth in the Latin and Oriental markets in the United States. The company imports a wide variety of products from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil and the Dominican Republic and has year-round programs for all of their products. The…

Azura Group

Azura Group puts 100% CO₂-neutrality on tomato packaging

By the end of 2020, the tomato production of ‘farm to fork’ by the Azura Group will be one hundred percent CO₂-neutral. According to the family-run French-Moroccan company, one of the main players in vegetable- and fruit production, their company will be the first in the world to produce with one hundred…

Canadian apple company introduces biodegradable packaging

New packaging has been launched for Red Prince apples, a Canadian apple grown by the Blue Mountain Fruit Co. that’s harvested in the fall but not sold until the winter. The new Red Prince bag will biodegrade faster than traditional plastic and is also recyclable. The sustainable film bag will biodegrade five…

Scotty Brand cuts 27 tons of plastic from its packaging

Scottish potato business Scotty Brand has cut almost 27 tons of plastic from its packaging in a year. The company said it introduced a slew of plastic-saving measures across…

Gerold Wilms, bekuplast LLC:

"This year will certainly hold one or two more challenges for all of us"

The bekuplast company, a leading supplier of reusable plastic containers, has faced previously unknown challenges as a result of the Corona pandemic last year. However, due to the broad product range in both the food and non-food sectors, the impact was less severe than initially feared, says Key Account…

STEPAC Partners with J-Tech in Australia

STEPAC is all about reducing food waste right across the supply chain using modified atmosphere (MA), modified humidity (MH) and condensation control. It’s about preserving freshness and extending the viable shelf life of fresh produce in the marketplace.  "We’ve got a great range of products from Stepac" said…

Demand for guava could soften in January

Supplies of imported guava from Mexico are currently average. “The supply level of guava is medium-high and this year's weather hasn't been too cold in the growing areas,” says Alberto Diaz of Spring Valley Fruits in Pharr, TX. “Last year it was not too cold during the last months of the year. Supply was…

LytoFresh technology products accepted by US FDA

Lytone Enterprise, Inc., New Taipei City, Taiwan, has announced its products AnsiP-S and AnsiP-Sticker, formulated with 1-MCP technology, have recently been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food package use. It’s a milestone for Lytone as the company is dedicated to expanding…

Kenya High Court ruling: Potato packaging to remain at 50 kilos

The High Court in Nairobi has handed Kenyan growers a big win after dismissing a case seeking to block the law on packaging potatoes in 50kg bags. The High Court threw out a case filed by 17 farmers seeking to bar the government from implementing section 42 of the Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority…

Brazil creates biodegradable packaging for mango exports

Processed mangos can now be shipped inside a package made of coconut fiber, as Brazilian researchers developed a biodegradable packaging for mango exportis. The package is…

How to choose the best packaging for a product?

It is the inside that counts, one often says. Although appropriate packaging can give fruit and vegetables an enormous boost. Is your decision based on sustainability, longer shelf life or clever marketing? Prominent wants to stimulate a conscious decision and discusses the added value of great…

Jasper Slaghekke, Sismatec:

“More tomatoes being top sealed”

In the fruit and vegetable sector, top seal packaging is mostly used for soft fruit. However, lately, it's becoming increasingly common to package other types of fruit and vegetables in this way too. Think of tomatoes, mushrooms, grapes, and asparagus. Sustainability, better visibility in the shop, and chain efficiency are a…

Thomas Weber, ATS-Tanner Banding Systems:

"We are continuing to develop our packaging solutions in the new year with many new ideas and a great passion"

2020 was a year like no other - cancelled trade shows, customer projects halted or postponed, new clearance and hygiene rules, fewer customer visits, adjustments to processes... "The year 2020 demanded a particularly high degree of agility from us - as it does from all other organizations and people,"…

Rick Briston, Redpack: "We are fully prepared for Brexit"

"We are happy that our machines could help providing front-line workers with safely packaged supplies"

“This year hasn’t been great but considering the circumstances, we were quite lucky”, says Rick Briston, business development manager for UK-based machinery manufacturer Redpack. A common sentiment at the end of this year. The COVID-pandemic has brought a number of challenges for the fruit and vegetable…

Tesco apologises for selling bags of British carrots labelled ‘Grown in Spain’

British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer Tesco has apologised for misleading customers after a bag of fresh carrots with the label "British" were incorrectly marked with a "Grown in Spain" sticker. 'British carrots', also carrying a 'grown in Spain' sticker / Image: Twitter/Rhys…

Reliable sensors ensure food safety on growing food logistics market

Reliable sensors ensure food safety on a growing food logistics market. Despite major changes to global business and travel movements, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the global food logistics market is growing - and sensors play a vital role to ensure food safety for food on the move. Prior to a bundle of…

UNSW Sydney research

Biodegradable packaging from banana plant waste

Two researchers at UNSW Sydney are looking into a way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is both biodegradable and recyclable. Associate Professor…

Jan Strijbos, Prins Verpakkingstechniek:

"The packaging configurator makes finding the right packaging a lot easier"

A new packaging configurator can be found on the Prins Packaging Technology website. “We notice that when customers request a packaging machine, they sometimes do not really know what they want,” explains Jan Strijbos of Prins Packaging Technology. “The packaging configurator gives customers direction…

Hazel Tech receives USDA funding for potato quality technology

Hazel Technologies Inc. is a USDA-funded technology company that creates new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announces new USDA-funding for a packaging technology which protects the quality of potatoes. The technology may also have applications for…

Jan-Willem Passer, Karpack:

Construction starts on new building for Karpack in Roosendaal

  On Wednesday, the first pile for the new Karpack Verpakkingen building went into the ground at Roosendaal on the Borchwerf. Director Jan-Willem Passer symbolically drove the first pole into the ground together with his son Ralph (8). Once the expansion is in place, scheduled for September 2021, it will add 14,000…

Expansion for De Jong Packaging in De Lier

Corrugated board producer De Jong Packaging, from De Lier in The Netherlands, is expanding its location. In order to meet the growing demand for corrugated cardboard packaging, De Jong Packaging, together with real estate company WDP, is building a new multilayer distribution centre with storage and…

New packaging introduced by Strong Roots

Plant-based frozen food brand Strong Roots has revamped packaging for its entire range, even seeing a strong growth since lockdown and restrictions started. The company reports that customers want more plant-based concepts to increase their vegetable intake, meaning the new packaging had to reflect this…

Packaging Automation

Test Kitchen helps customers through the development of new packaging concepts

Packaging Automation’s Trial Facility at their factory in Knutsford, Cheshire offers customers the opportunity to carry out tests using different packaging materials with their product incorporating MAP, SkinPAC, Map F to verify the results prior to investment in machinery. Simon Wilson, Seal…

Giampaolo Ferri from Coop Italia

Increasing demand for packaged products

The request for packaged fruit and vegetables is increasing, and there is a greater demand for citrus fruits and brassicas. These are just a few observations made by Giampaolo Ferri, fruit and vegetable purchasing manager at Coop Alleanza, as explained in the latest video of the Ortofrutta Smart series.…

Birds Eye keeps working towards 100% recyclable packaging

As part of a phased approach over the coming months, Birds Eye strives to remove 379 tonnes of plastic through ensuring recyclable packaging for all of the brand’s vegetable…

OP Esperidio Soc. Coop.

Positive feedback for the first Sicilian oranges of the 2020/21 campaign

Producers from the OP Esperidio cooperative work on around 1100 hectares with the best citrus fruit productions - early and late varieties - on the foothills of Mount Etna in Sicily, a region known for its blood orange productions (Tarocco, Moro e Sanguinello, certified with the PGI mark). All growers…

After successful test phase:

Migros now uses laser technology throughout Switzerland

In Aclens, in the Canton of Vaud, the Satori company will engrave the Migros organic logo into the peels of mangoes. After a test phase, this laser technology will be used nationwide. This will eliminate the need for millions of plastic labels. As far as the engraved organic mangoes -that will be on…

The main focus is to help eradicating hunger and poverty through better packaging

Pierre Pienaar sets the goals for his three year term as President of World Packaging Organization

Elected in May this year, during Interpack, the Australian Pierre Pienaar has announced his goals as the new President of WPO during the Board Meeting of 2017, held in Brazil…

Washington grower’s KIKU® apples see strong growth

CMI Orchards has announced significant growth in KIKU® brand apple sales and production. KIKU®  sales have grown 37 percent in volume compared to last year. According to Nielsen Answers on Demand, over the past 52 weeks KIKU® ranked seventh in both sales dollars and volume for branded apples in the U.S. KIKU® sales…

PMA Australia-New Zealand

Food safety more of a focus for consumers than packaging sustainability in COVID-19 affected year

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily shifted consumers' views when it comes to the priority of sustainability in fruit and vegetable packaging, according to Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand. Head of Food Safety, Deon Mahoney told a recent webinar that while there are overall goals to…

"Cold Water Peeling" labels from Contact save on energy and cleaning agents

"Washable labels make reusable systems even more sustainable"

In the fruit and vegetable trade, but also in many other areas of the food trade, reusable systems are indispensable. Anyone who uses them knows what problem they bring: there are labels on the containers that did not -or not completely- come off after cleaning. If such containers are then relabeled,…

Mexican greenhouse tomato grower partners with IFCO for tomato packaging solutions

Agros Produce LLC, producer of tomatoes grown in high-tech greenhouses in Mexico, has partnered with IFCO Systems, provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh…

Record SweeTango apple sales

According to Nielsen scan data, SweeTango is among the top three managed apple varieties this season, notable for a variety that is still seasonal. Growers and packers with the Next Big Thing, A Growers Cooperative pointed to this year’s fruit quality and the loyal fan base the apple has built since it first hit the market in…

Co-branded apple bags score graphic design award

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA)’s 57th American Graphic Design Awards® announced their 2020 award recipients and The Produce Moms® and Applewood Fresh® won in the category of packaging graphic design. The award recognized their co-branded apple bags featuring eye-catching artwork and that offered consumers a…

Bag closure company signs Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices

Kwik Lok has signed and endorsed the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, a collaborative effort adopted by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the United…

Citrus washing line removes almost all spores

Retailers no longer accept inferior citrus, says Looije Packing's René Tunker. This zero-tolerance policy means this Dutch company has become an automated citrus washing specialist. 'Dustballs' release mold spores called endotoxins. These are meticulously extracted in this process. Any spores still…

Dutch packaging specialists, Quality Pack, have relocated

Yesterday, 7 December 2020, the Dutch company, Quality Pack, opened for business at its new premises. This site is located at 80 Hooge Zeedijk 80 in Maassluis, the Netherlands. Quality Pack signed the purchase agreement at the end of November 2019. This was for a plot at the De Dijk business park. After just…

La Costiera

New packaging for lemons

"At La Costiera, the lemon campaign started between late September and early October with Primofiore from Sicily. This year, in addition to the classic traditional lemon range, we have introduced a new packaging format - a cardboard punnet containing two fruits weighing 300 g," explains export manager, Valentina Sanna. "This…

Nili Capital Group positions StePac at heart of its new modified atmosphere packaging platform

StePac acquisition by Nili Capital: New prospects for growth

Fresh produce packaging specialists StePac L.A., Ltd. has been acquired by Nili Capital Partners, an Israeli private equity fund. As a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions to the fresh produce industry, StePac will form the nucleus of Nili's modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) platform,…

Early bird discount for fruit farmers

Fonkels Fruity line further expanded

Last season, Fonkels introduced various eco-friendly fruit trays. These apple trays and strawberry, cherry, and soft fruit punnets form part of the Fonkels Fruity line. This introduction was crowned by the European Carton Excellence Award 2020. That was in the Innovative Category for Fonkel's strawberry…

Rick Briston, Redpack Packaging Machinery:

"Packaging asparagus is not a challenge in itself - the short season is"

Traditionally, the asparagus season is short and intensive: the first goods -produced via heated cultivation- will arrive at the market at the end of February at the earliest, and by June 24th at the latest, the whole thing is over again. This is precisely why it is so important that asparagus processing…

Polytrade LLC takes over distribution of Smilesys Resealable Systems

"Product safety guaranteed right up to the first time you open the packaging"

Packaging specialist Polytrade is taking over the business of foil manufacturer Smilesys Resealable Systems for Germany, regarding the fruit & vegetable range. According to the Polytrade LLC management, packaging can be resealed up to 25 times with Smilesys Resealable Systems. The adhesive used is also…

Two units of 8,000 sqm

De Jong Packaging rents new 16,000 sqm warehouse

On the Honderdland business park, De Jong Packaging will rent additional storage space, consisting of 2 units of 8,000 sqm. The first hall was completed this month and the remaining part will be completed in December. De Jong Packaging will occupy the building for several years. Our cardboard factory in…

Solidus Solutions: Triple product innovation for new berry and asparagus season

"Extending the application and individual use of asparagus boxes"

The current pandemic has pushed the issue of sustainable packaging into the background. Nevertheless, behind the scenes, packaging manufacturers are working at full speed to develop new solutions for the fruit and vegetable industry. Solidus Solutions Converting is no exception: this international…

Europlast increased sales by ten percent

"Fixed cost degression effects led to increased earnings"

Austrian plastics specialist Europlast was able to increase its sales last year by around 10 percent, to 40 million euros. Managing Director Arthur Primus reported this fact to the press. "Fixed cost degression effects led to an increase in earnings," he says. Arthur Primus, Managing Director of Europlast…

Opal and Accu-Label announce exclusive agreement to distribute paper labels in Australia and New Zealand

Opal and Accu-Label are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement continuing Opal’s exclusive distribution rights for Accu-Label’s internationally patented automatic high-speed labelling system, across Australia and New Zealand. Accu-Label, headquartered in Canada, specialises in…

NatureSweet launches new pepper Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers

New peppers: All the sweet and none of the heat

All the sweet and none of the heat! With 8,000 full-time, hardworking Associates, NatureSweet® has launched Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers. "Like all peppers, NatureSweet’s offer that satisfying crunch and health perks, but instead of spice ‘n’ heat, the Dulce Italianos are just as sweet as can be. Perfect…

Packlinq wants to further expand its fruit and vegetable range:

"Why sell candy in cone bags, but not radishes?"

Hans Wijgers is no stranger to the Dutch horticultural and fruit and vegetable sectors. He used to own Mecari Plastics, and those sectors widely used his flexible, plastic packaging. Now, he's involved in another Dutch company, Packlinq. Its webshop contains no fewer than 18,000 articles. It produces its…

Zip Top

New way to keep vegetables fresh

Zip Top launches products in Australia

A game-changing range of storage containers that can be zipped up has launched its products in Australia. Zip Top was created after founder Rebecca Finnell discovered a lack of variety in the storage container market. The company’s 'Zip Top' containers have been designed with a flat base to stand up when…

No Waste Technology

Flexibility in paper packaging designs while preserving 100% recyclability

Demand for sustainability in packaging has been rising both among the consumer as well as throughout the produce industry. Among the various materials that can be used in sustainable packaging, paper is the most efficient in terms of recyclability, according to Stefano Giusti, GM of Policarta and the VP…

A new plastic wrapping and unwinding machine for asparagus

Investing in research despite difficult times

The best entrepreneurs are those who know how to allocate investments according to their availability and market conditions. The principle of not biting off more than you can chew is generally valid. A video below with the new gear "In this dramatic situation caused by the coronavirus, the economy has slowed…

Le Tresacois:

Plastic-free packaging for kiwifruit

This year, Le Tresacois has introduced a kraft tray for its kiwifruit campaign. The producer, located in the south of France, is trying to increasingly abandon plastic in order to meet the market's demands. Le Trecasois is starting the green kiwifruit campaign (Hayward variety) very slowly. "The French…

Adriana Chelli, of Les Herbes du Roussillon:

"During this period of uncertainty, we are focusing on the production and on food safety values"

"This is a challenging time for us, as it is for everyone," says Adriana Chelli, of Les Herbes du Roussillon. "Fortunately, we have the chance to continue working, despite the lack of visibility, like all players in the food sector." The demand from customers in the out-of-home catering sector is…

Circular supply chain main focus of Dutch Fruit Tech Campus

Cooperation between education and business at the intersection of innovation and education is in full development. Euro Pool System joined the Fruit Tech Campus in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands this week. As a supplier of reusable folding trays, Euro Pool System is working towards a sustainable future,…

Camille Marques, of Le Verger de la Blottière:

"We now offer 100% recyclable cardboard packaging for our flagship products"

Two years ago, Le Verger de la Blottière confirmed its commitment to reducing the use of plastic in its packaging. The Covid-19 crisis has not slowed this process down; quite the opposite. "Within the framework of our Demain La Terre certification, it is important for us to act as a responsible company.…

Large German berry packer moves toward sustainability with traysealer

Fresh berries are a growing market in Germany, as well as the rest of the world. To meet the growing demand, Baumann Vertriebs GmbH & Co., a berry-growing and -packaging operation in southern Germany, has expanded its production and packing capabilities in recent years. This season, the company began…

Indian packaging manufacturer sees more demand for PET packaging

"From 2020, our production capacity is one million pieces a day"

The demand for PET clamshells has been picking up over the past few months. Some of it has to do with the coronavirus, as consumers prefer to have hygienic containers avoiding multiple touches from people. One manufacturer has increased production and now produces one million pieces per day. Indian…

Indian researchers develop bio-degradable packing from cucumber peel

Throwing away cucumber peels after preparing your salad could be a thing of the past. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have developed…

New Heirloom Apple Discovery pack showcases eco-friendly packaging

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the northeastern US is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package for the holidays. The Heirloom Apple Discovery Pack was developed by nonprofit marketing…

Orango launches patented solution with magnets

"We see opportunities for reusable lids in the convenience fruit segment"

orango® has developed and patented a reusable lid that uses magnets. The innovative solution is made of silicone and the first samples are already successfully in circulation, the management confirms on request. The sustainable packaging solution was developed primarily for dairy products in cups - such…

ATS-Tanner Banding Systems AG offers visually attractive and ecologically sustainable solution

"It is not just asparagus producers who want to simplify and automate their packaging processes"

It is the asparagus season - in a way. Usually, the leading trade fair for asparagus and strawberry cultivation in Germany takes place in November. Due to the Corona situation, the trade fair duo expoSE/expoDirekt unfortunately had to be cancelled, but the sector is still looking for the latest solutions…

Mexico reinstates labeling exemption for US food service products

Two weeks ago, the US potato industry was informed that Mexico rescinded its new front of pack labeling regulation, reinstating the exemption for food service products. As a…

Gert Last, Mondipal, the Netherlands

“Shallower plastic fruit boxes provide more space and a little less pressure”

Most fruit growers probably have large cubic crates. They mainly use these to store apples and pears for long periods in ULO cold stores. These are often crates with a height of 76cm. When the container is full, the bottom layer of fruit is under considerable pressure. Mondipal has come up with a simple…

Richard Neuhoff (EcoMark LLC) on the erroneous monopolisation of 'natural branding'

"Use of laser technology is allowed for everyone; it is not a protected process"

"With almost 15 years of experience, we are pioneers in the gentle product marking of fruit and vegetables using lasers," a recently published press release from Spanish company Laser Food read. They used the term "Natural Light Labeling" for this until 2017. A thorn in the side of Richard Neuhoff, the…

Bay Of Plenty post-harvest facility prepares for stage 4 expansion

Confidence in the kiwifruit industry’s export growth is fuelling Mount Pack & Cool’s plans to charge ahead with new investment in innovation and increased packing and storage…

Saving costs and sustainability go hand in hand

"Whoever says strawberries, says Hoogstraten. Rightly so, because Hoogstraten Cooperative grew out of strawberry cultivation. In the meantime, Hoogstraten is also known as the taste specialist in berries, tomatoes and peppers. Together with our producers, we ensure that customers can enjoy tasty fruit…

Ludan Fresh Supplies presents Sempreverde

Aromatic herbs in cardboard boxes

"We created our Sempreverde range due to the increasing interest in potted aromatic herbs and with the objective of optimizing the resources used while introducing containers other than vases. We are talking about basil and parsley plants placed in clever cardboard boxes. "The herbs destined for this…

Dutch company has new light-weight PP buckets

Poorthuis Packaging, in the Netherlands, has developed a light-weight PP bucket. It can be used for products like snack tomatoes. The buckets have gaps in their sides. That reduces plastic use by 25%. It has a 100% R-PET lid and is suitable for 500g of tomatoes. The container can get a cardboard lid if used for…

Aaron Fox:

“We expect to see the Covid-19 packaging trends continue into 2021”

Packaging has seen a big boost in sales this year as a result of the pandemic. Just like everyone else in the industry, the ability to be flexible proved vital for packaging companies, but for Fox Packaging, flexibility is already built into their standard operations. Aaron Fox, President of Fox…

CargoPlast LLC and its business partners rely on large boxes for rent

"Our business model is a win-win situation for everyone involved"

Salem-based company CargoPlast LLC is firmly established in the sales of large boxes and plastic containers for agricultural purposes. Even in today's times of crisis, its management wants to continue to support its clientele - such as producers of all kinds of fruit and vegetables. Together with a…

Belgian company, Warnez, used 94 tons less plastic for its potato packaging

Since 2109, Belgian packaging company, Warnez, have used 94 tons less petroleum-based plastic. That's been achieved by thinning out films or revising designs. They've also encouraged the sale of loose potatoes. Warnez introduced films based on I'm Green PE too. That's derived from sugar cane. And the…

René Eekcels, Baskin:

"Folding basket for EPS crates with woven look shines new light on presentation on fresh produce shelf"

Baskin is one of the first in Europe to supply food-safe baskets for supermarkets since 2008. "We have supplied plenty of bread departments, but we have developed a robust basket especially for the fruit and vegetable department we that can withstand the harsh conditions that heavy and moist fruit and vegetable…

Nature's Pride increases sustainability of avocado packaging

In line with its plan to increase the sustainability of its packaging, Nature’s Pride is introducing a 100% cardboard packaging for avocados. This packaging represents a huge step in the reduction of plastic usage. In addition, it consists of just a single type of material, cardboard. This means it can…

Morning Glory Farms - DiMuto Blockchain

The Australian vegetable grower capitalising on blockchain technology to boost business practices

A Western Australian farmer is utilising blockchain technology to help promote his business and hopefully grow markets into the future. In partnership with DiMuto, Morning Glory Farms has started using a special label and QR Code, which is placed on its Spaghetti Squash, that included details such as…


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