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Start tomato concept 'Automato' for the vegetable specialty shop

This week vegetable specialty shop Primeurshop Bol had something new in the Netherlands with the innovative tomato concept 'Automato' of tomato nursery Stoffels. This eye catcher is distinctive for vegetable specialty shops and consists of various units which each contain a different color of cherry.....

All Lidl packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025

According to official data, 26 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated each year in the EU, but only 30% is recycled, while the remaining 70% is incinerated or landfilled. 95% of the value of plastic containers, which amounts to between 70,000 and 105,000 million Euro, is lost every year. Lidl is.....

FruitMasters gets a new soft fruit packing station

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currants and cherries are more popular than ever. In recent years, sales of soft fruit at FruitMasters have also increased considerably. The Dutch wholesaler, FruitMasters, responded to this by introducing a new soft fruit packaging station. They can.....
Viva Fresh Expo

Veggie packaging nominated for Innovation Awards finalists

The Viva Fresh Expo, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), announces the category finalists for the first annual Gateway to Innovation Awards. The purpose of these awards is to further expand on what is happening in the Tex-Mex produce corridor, and recognize this region’s excellence.....

US: Packaging company holds grand opening for new printing facility

Second-generation, family-owned Fox Packaging hosted a Grand Opening Reception for their new printing facility in McAllen this month, bringing more than 200 growers, suppliers, and partners together to celebrate the company’s investment in quality and customer service.The new 32,000 square foot facility took.....

New in NNZ’s range

870-ml bucket part of trend for larger packaging of snack fruit and vegetables

NNZ offers a broad assortment of packaging materials and develops packaging concepts in cooperation with their customers. The assortment was recently expanded with their own 870-ml bucket. “The transparent PP bucket with matching PET lid is and will remain an attractive packaging that’s part of the trend for.....

Weinand van Kesteren, Verpakkings Industrie Veenendaal:

“More environmental gains in waste reduction than in biodegradable packaging”

The arrival of spring means Verpakkings Industrie Veenendaal (VIV) has started packing Dutch tomatoes and bell peppers again. “We’ve supplied fruit and vegetable packaging for years, but we’ve seen an obvious trend from blank film to printed packaging,” says manager Weinand van Kesteren.VIV in Veenendaal,.....

Beet company launches resealable packaging and doubles shelf-life

Love Beets, the brand of all natural, ready-to-eat beet products, has relaunched their line of marinated baby beets and other beet items with double the shelf-life and new resealable packaging, making their products even more convenient and appealing to retailers and consumers alike.Effective March 12, 2018,.....

Germany: Suspicious package in tomato tin leads to police involvement

The Kassel police moved out on Monday evening, after a woman announced that she had found a suspicious package in a tin of tomatoes. The 59-year-old woman found a bit of sand and a small roll of cardboard when she opened the tin, which was taped down with kitchen paper and some tape. After use of a sniffer.....

Indian researchers increase tomato shelf life

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad have been successful in keeping tomatoes fresh and without any microbial spoilage for as long as 30 days. This was possible thanks to the food packaging material developed by a two-member team led by Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal from the institute’s.....

Italian company develops compostable labels

Now that eco-friendly bags have become the norm, having compostable labels, stickers and strips has become a need as well as an element of added value.LGL has a wide range of solutions available certified in the "All Compost" category.Technical manager Nicola Zannoni explains that "the products have been.....

with robot-assisted pepper packaging

30% more productivity and fewer failures

VIDEO Combilo - a leading fruit and vegetables wholesaler in the Netherlands, recently installed a new robot-assisted packaging line and, overnight, increased productivity by 30%. The new packaging line includes delta robots and vision system from Omron and was built by the systems integrator EasyPack.....

October 10-12, Breda

IPPS 6-Packer award puts European horticulture in the spotlight

The IPPS 6-Packer award gives six ‘new to the industry’ horticulturalists the chance to attend the IPPS European Region Annual Conference free of charge. This year’s conference, named ‘Built to Adapt’ will be held in Breda, Netherlands on 10-12th October 2018.The two-and-a-half-day programme includes.....

California company introduces its first foodservice fresh-cut salad

While fresh-cut salad kits have existed in the retail setting for some time, one California company is taking its first fresh-cut salad step into the foodservice side of the kit business. Salinas, Ca.-based GreenGate Fresh LLC, via its sales team, Fresh Avenue, is launching its first fresh-cut coleslaw kit.....