Prepackaged fresh produce sales soar amid Covid-19 pandemic

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects US sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continues to rise among both…

Nanoelectronics to build smarter packaging for safer food

Michigan State researchers are working to develop smart packaging to improve the world’s food safety and security with the support of new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. “The motivation for this work is really strong,” said the grant’s principal…

Packing urban cultivated leafy greens

Vertical farming is based on the idea of growing more food in less space, regardless of weather, wind, and changing seasons. It is also the idea behind Urban Oasis – a young and forward-thinking company based in Stockholm. The vision is to deliver healthy and sustainable food to people, right where they…

Sustainable punnet film for strawberries introduced

Soft fruit marketing group Berry Gardens has partnered with packaging manufacturer Coveris to launch a new printed lidding film that contains more than 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The PCR film is now available nationwide across lines including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries,…

Henkjan van Essen (JBB Packaging): "Everything we make is customer-specific”

New paper bags for fruits and vegetables

As a packaging company from the Dutch Westlands region, JBB Packaging from Maasdijk supplies a lot of packaging to cut flower and potted plant growers. A request from a growers cooperation last year led to the company also taking up activities within the fresh produce sector. “we are ready to supply the…

New role in Canadian business development generates expansion opportunities

Oppy freshens up product line in time for CPMA Fresh Week

As the industry anticipates the return and revitalization of Canada’s primary produce event in its new form, Oppy adds Canadian category development to the role of one of its most valued veterans. Having spent the last 13 years building Oppy’s North American greenhouse business within the sector’s…

Bio vegetable packaging made with plastic recovered from the sea

Agromediterránea has launched a new container for the marketing of BIO radishes under its brand Sun & Vegs. It is a sustainable container made with recycled plastic that has been recovered from areas near the coasts and in the seas of Southeast Asia. It is doing so as one of the main partners of…

Compostic launches certified home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags in the US

Compostic, one of the first creators of certified home-compostable plastic alternatives, announced its launch in the United States, available on compostic.co and Amazon. With a mission to address the environmental catastrophe of plastic waste, Compostic's performance compostables offer a guilt-free, 100%…

100 % cardboard

Zero plastic for Solarenn and partners DS Smith & ETpack

The Solarenn cooperative has been working for two years on changing its packaging. For the 2021 season, three actors of the fruit and vegetable sector have developed innovative, optimized and eco-designed packaging. An efficient tripartite partnership and design. A tripartite partnership for eco-designed…

Agros and Aweta: a 19-year partnership to add value for consumers

"High technology is very important to Agros´s processes to deliver high quality produce to our customers. From our greenhouses to the packing process, we have strict food…

Lipman Family Farms to showcase compostable packaging at Southern Exposure

New packaging makes sustainable shopping easier

Lipman Family Farms will showcase new compostable clamshell packaging at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference next week, reinforcing the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable practices across the supply chain. Curated for Lipman’s organic grape tomatoes, the packaging offers…

Southern Exposure, April 6-8

Mucci Farms launches mushroom collection and presents new sustainable packaging options

This week, the Southern Exposure tradeshow will be held in hybrid format. Exhibitors as well as attendees will be given the opportunity to choose between an online or an in-person experience. One of the companies exhibiting at the show is Mucci Farms. The team will be in Orlando to meet and greet…

New clamshell retail pack for premium lettuce

Church Brothers Farms developed a new clamshell for its Little Gem lettuce that protects and showcases the premium variety at retail. The new patent-pending four-count clamshell is designed to protect the unique properties of the compact-sized lettuce while providing more product visibility on shelf. The…

Berry grower signs global plastics commitment

Yesterday Driscoll’s joined The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to help advance its pledge to prioritize sustainable packaging solutions that protect fresh berries…

Special Packaging this month

The demand for packaging is increasing. Reason enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about packaging to share this with our audience. This can be done in the form of a press release, but the special is also…


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