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Kilo-bucket of snack tomatoes: 50% more sales than expected

It was supposed to be a trial, just in summer. But the trial was expanded, and the Tommies buckets, filled with a kilo of snack tomatoes, have been on the shelves of a major Dutch supermarket chain for more than six months now. “The combination of high-quality tomatoes, the right packaging, and a.....

New produce printing method uses food colouring

A method for printing fruit and vegetables with food colouring has been developed by Kellermeister Manns GmbH.The trick is to print round objects of varying shape and diameter without bruising. The company uses a process with special food dyes that they claim do not affect the fruit's taste or shelf life......

Germany: Handheld inkjet


Modified atmosphere packaging for the retail market

The way fresh produce is handled and packaged is of important consideration to anyone in the industry. From the grower, to the shipper and the retailer through to the customer, it's in everyone's best interest to keep the produce as fresh as possible for as long as possible. There are countless solutions in.....

is fresh-cut the future for the vegetable industry as well?

"People consume about 40% more fruit if it's peeled and sliced"

The market for fresh-cut produce has been growing for decades and fruit suppliers have been leading in this. To inspire you, we bring you the story of the Spanish company Vicente Peris. Although the Peris and Vicentín brands for Piel de Sapo melons and watermelons are already consolidated in the Spanish.....

Three plants package TRIO is a hit for Hishtil

Israeli young plant grower Hishtil launched a new product on the market for the end consumer; TRIO. It is a three plants package designed to preserve the plant's growth for several weeks, the market reactions on the product are very positive. The TRIO already won the WorldStar Packaging Award 2018 in the.....

Maximum protection and ventilation for the plants in transit and on display

How do you keep delivery costs to a minimum for Mail Order nurseries? It's a subject that may not come to mind first when you think of British thermoformed packaging manufacturer MacPac, but since the launch of their Plantpac range of thermoformed packs for the mail order plug plant market, this is an.....

Fatiha Charrat - Delassus Group

Delassus shows off new look for its snacking tomatoes

The Moroccan company Delassus has updated its image with the launch of a new visual identity for its Duroc brand and a newly redesigned, highly interactive website.Moroccan grower-exporter Delassus Group has announced the launch of a new visual identity for Duroc, the company’s 30-year-old brand for snacking.....

Cool Port Packing Rotterdam set to give laser labelling Europe-wide boost

Melons, ginger, apples and avocados featuring laser labelled brands and traceability codes could soon be appearing in supermarkets across Europe, following a new technological investment by Total Produce-supplier Cool Port Packing Rotterdam. The company, part of logistics giant Kloosterboer, works closely.....

Sunset launches new football-shaped packaging for snacking tomatoes

Sunset today introduced the Flavor Bowl, a football-shaped container filled with one pound of the brand's snacking tomatoes.“Snacking and watching football go hand in hand,” said Sunset CEO Paul Mastronardi. “We wanted to offer tailgaters and TV viewers a fun way to bring healthy snacks to the party in a.....

US company files complaint to halt fresh produce imports using its patented packaging

There's a secret to how grocery stores keep fresh, ready-to-eat fruits and salads stocked all year round, It's all in the packaging.In this case, it's packaging with tiny holes that can keep produce on store shelves longer. The broad use of the technology has made it valuable, which is why B&G Foods.....

"Fruit in punnets or pots not a trend but a necessity"

From strawberries and blueberries to peaches, asparagus and even garlic. A trend emerged from visiting the over 1400 exhibitors at Fruit Attraction Madrid (18th-20th October 2017) - many chose packaging like punnets and pots to make the products easier to consume.Green asparagus in trays: clean and ready to.....

Italy: Packtin develops biodegradable packaging

Collecting waste products (orange and apple peel, beetroot pulp, etc.) and using them as raw material by extracting fibre and active compounds to make biodegradable and edible covers and films for fresh food products. This is the mission of a university start-up/spin-offPacktin which, after years of R&D.....

Gift packaging at Mac Fruit Attraction China

During the second day at Mac Fruit Attraction China, many (Chinese) exhibitors presented the various gift packagings available. At least 75% of producers and traders had them, meaning this is not only a trend, but an actual style.Kiwis, apples, strawberries, cherries, melons: these were just some of the.....