Packaging

Vegetables and cheese presented as healthy snack

The British G's Fresh Group has taken advantage of its presence in the international trade fair Fruit Logistica, held between February 6 and 8 in Berlin, to present its next launch, ready to hit the European shelves. Launched under the new brand Love Fresh®, G's Fresh Group is expanding its range of healthy snacking, ready-to-eat products. The…

Aart Jan Bos, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen:

"New generation of substrate pots helps to meet global demand for soft fruit"

The world of substrate pots and trays innovates constantly. Besides the addition of pots for blueberry cultivation, the pots and trays are constantly being improved to optimize the cultivation of soft fruit. Aart Jan Bos, general sales manager at Beekenkamp Verpakkingen, brings us up to date.…

‘ProLiFeX’ Joint Industry Project begins

Chain partners start research into closing the film packaging chain

No less than 30 to 40 percent of household plastic packaging waste is made up of plastic film. From a technical and organizational point of view, recycling plastic film is very complicated. New film packaging is also almost always manufactured from virgin plastics. Attero, TUSTI, the Eindhoven University of Technology…

"An ecological packaging is a must on the fruit and vegetable market"

“A ready-to-use mat made from wood fibers,” that is what the company Fibreries de Touraine has to offer. “We are ecological packaging manufacturers, especially for the fruit and vegetable sector,” explains Shirley Donadoni. “We manufacture crate bottoms for these fresh products. We make a mat made from…

Tomato brand now available in grab-and-go packaging

Tasti-Lee brand tomatoes are now available in grab-and-go packaging and a snackable size. According to the company, the aim is to offer convenience to consumers as well as value. "Known for their deep red color and long-lasting, garden-grown flavor, Tasti-Lee® slicing and salad tomatoes are now offered in a…

Eco Mark sees great potential for sustainable labeling of fresh produce

"Natural Branding offers inexpensive and environmentally friendly labeling"

EcoMark GmbH is taking the opportunity to present the sustainable labeling at Fruit Logistica. Natural branding uses a laser to de-pigment the top cell layer of the peel and only remove the outermost layer of the shell so that there is absolutely no damage to the product. There are no restrictions on the…

Lenzing AG presents compostable Botanic Nets made from cellulose fibers at Fruit Logistica

"Strong trend towards sustainable packaging solutions even within conventional production"

The trend towards the use of ecological packaging is now spreading across all European markets. Lots of fruit and vegetables at the POS are rapidly gaining in importance, and so are biodegradable solutions. The Austrian Lenzing company now has succeeded in developing compostable vegetable nets made of…

Johan De Neef, Smart Packaging Solutions

“With ‘the perfect body’ we want to tell a new story”

In an innovative market in which the competition is not sitting still, it is important for a brand to keep up with the times, it also needs to be in line with the organization and how it wants to be seen. “The developments that we have started in the past few years required us to recalibrate our…

Mediane's Greensleeve

Responding to the growing demand for plastic alternatives

The demand for bioplastics as an alternative to conventional oil-based plastics, is ever growing. Recent developments in European packaging and waste laws boost that demand even more. But it’s not just laws that force us to look for alternatives. Retailers, producers and consumers are becoming more and…

Rewe starts immediately with complete use of adhesive labels

Year-round organic cucumbers without plastic packaging

While the lion's share of fruit and vegetables - parallel to the current social discussions - are now on the shelves without plastic, cucumbers are still often wrapped in…

Higher demands for packaging as Chinese New Year approaches

“In recent years, with the increase of consumer demand for packaging products and the advancement of the fruit and vegetable industry, the market demand for packaging has become increasingly high for fruit and vegetable products. For example, packaged products need to be protected to the greatest extent.…

Microgreens – 2BFRESH presents new products in new packaging

According to recent research, all types of microgreens contain a vitamin concentration 10 to 15 times their amount in mature produce. A person who consumes 15 grams of microgreens is as if he/she had eaten 200 grams of mature produce. To illustrate, if you eat 15 grams of microgreen broccoli, it's as if…

Functional packaging meets automation

"Growing demand for automation with leaner packaging and less waste"

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A. Ltd. to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions to be compatible with both automated bulk and retail packing lines. This move facilitates the use…

Trialling loose fruit and vegetables sales

Marks & Spencer drops plastic wrapping

Marks & Spencer is trialling loose fruit and vegetables sales; this trial -at a store in London- comes as the retailer strives to remove 1,000 tons of plastic packaging by…

Waitrose & Partners hit target to remove black plastic from products

Waitrose & Partners has hit its target to remove black plastic from hundreds of products as part of its overall aim to eradicate black plastic from all its own-label…

Group De Ceuster (DCM) opens new sustainable head office

"We see our future in Belgium and worldwide"

The Belgian family group De Ceuster continues to grow. In February, 2019, Group De Ceuster will therefore open a brand new and sustainable head office in Grobbendonk. The European market leader in organic fertilizers is a true family business, and at the same time a global player. Continuous innovation…

2019: France will impose sanctions on products with non-recycled plastic packaging

The French government intends to introduce a bonus-malus system to incite consumers to buy products packaged with recycled plastic. This measure is part of the 100% recyclable…

Oerlemans Packaging Group takes over Frisiapack

On January the first 2019, Oerlemans Packaging Group took over the activities of Frisiapack. Frisiapack, located in Heerenveen (Netherlands), specializes in the supply of stretch sleeves that are used for plastic barrels, jerry cans, buckets, bottles and kegs, mainly for packaging liquids. For many years, subsidiary Oerlemans…

Coop scores points with practical and sustainable multibags

Reusable bag for fruits and vegetables from 100% renewable resources

In the supermarkets of the Swiss Coop corporation, there is now the Multi-Bag: a reusable bag for fruits and vegetables. This innovation is causing a stir among domestic consumers, being made of FSC-certified cellulose and having been awarded the Oecoplan label. The multi-bags can be used again and again and are…

Martijn Pabon, Snow Donuts:

“Packaging is the publicity booster that can make the difference”

The cultivation of vegetables is getting more and more efficient, and because of this more products reach the market. Then how can you as a grower make your product stand out amongst the competitors? Quality is important, of course, but it doesn't always do the trick, as Martijn Pabon of Snow Donuts…

Simon Balderson, Sirane:

"Plastic-free packaging ticks all the right environmental boxes"

Sirane's award-winning plastic-free Earthpouch could be perfect for companies selling into the horticultural market looking to ‘go green’ with packaging. The Earthpouch – winner of a UK Packaging Award first place and a Green Apple Award – could be ideal for seeds, bulbs, plant foods, fertilisers and more. Simon Balderson,…

Shenandoah Growers

RPET clamshells provide clarity for organic herb line

There’s nothing like seeing what you’re buying. Thanks to clear packaging and minimalistic labels, that’s precisely what consumers get from Shenandoah Growers’ line of That’s Tasty organic herbs. Their thermoformed RPET clamshell containers and labels are procured from multiple suppliers. Clamshells receive both front…

UK: Oliver Kay expands sustainable packaging range

Oliver Kay, which supplies fresh fruit and vegetables to more than 3,500 chefs around the UK, has become the first catering greengrocer to replace polystyrene trays used to…

Wrapped vegetables and the fuss around plastic packaging

Individually wrapped onions wrapped in a Wellington Pak 'n Save store garnered outcries and outrage on Twitter. But it's a complex matter getting supermarkets and suppliers to switch to packaging that's affordable, sustainable and still keeps customers safe from bugs, leakage and saboteurs. Foodstuffs, which owns…

Bioplastic for food packaging of fruits and vegetables presented

The demand for new eco-sustainable materials for packaging is constantly increasing and consumers reward the choices of producers and distributors that respect the planet.…

Inge Luimes, Scherpenhuizen's Commercial Director from 1 February 2018:

"With fresh packs, we are meeting the rising demand for convenience and health"

The world is moving on, and things are changing. Nowadays, we use the word ‘disruptive’ to describe the speed of these changes and the associated uncertainty. However, what does this actually mean? What does it mean for the collaborations Scherpenhuizen has, both back and forth in the chain? What does the grower and…

F.lli Valcalcer: Logo and packaging restyling

Italy: Customers choose the ingredients for the wild salads

Domenico Bosco is the marketing manager for F.lli Valcalcer from Battipaglia. The company is specialised in baby leaf produce, grown in the fertile land of the Piana del Sele – a place particularly suited for the farming of this produce. He states, “Our motivation and will to improve pushed us to opt for the restyling…

There's a grower in your tomato packaging

This extraordinary container is a very good example of agricultural producer promotion. Cristóbal Casillas Silva, Senior Director of Production Mexico at Nature Sweet, has posted a video on LinkedIn where he presents it. The packaging is shown by Pablo, a producer of Planta San Isidro. In Silva's post, he mentions…

UK: Florette launches festive packaging for Crispy range

Salad brand Florette is set to spread some Christmas joy this festive season by launching a limited-edition version of its Crispy range. ‘We wish you a Merry Crispy’ will be available at retailers, wholesale and convenience stores across the country from Wednesday 19th December until Monday 31st…

"Stackable Snackables" wins Joe Nucci award at the New York Produce Show

Village Farms Stackable Snackables™ series of specialty tomatoes in new top-seal packaging won the Joe Nucci Award for Product Innovation at New York Produce Show and Conference last week held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Village Farms describes the new packaging as featuring bold,…

Alberto Palmí, manager of Fedemco: "Why not go back to what we had before?"

"Wooden packaging can already replace any other material"

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards environmental and health awareness. For this reason, the use of non-biodegradable materials, such as plastic, in food packaging is becoming increasingly less popular among consumers. "A number of studies have been carried out recently by different universities on…

British greengrocers: "Backlash against plastic has sparked trade boom"

UK greengrocers have claimed that a backlash against plastic has sparked a boom in their trade, as - mainly young - people flock through the doors to buy locally-sourced…

Baby bell pepper gets new sustainable packaging

When something works in tomatoes, it might also work with peppers - so why not put baby bell pepper, Tinkerbell, in the already successful packaging of the Tomberry? This must have been the thinking at Eminent Food. Since the start of December, the baby bell pepper has been offered in a new, sustainable,…

Less plastic, more pre-cut produce?

Supermarkets are currently eliminating -or trying to eliminate- plastic bags, but their produce sections are overflowing with disposable clamshell cases, Styrofoam trays and…

AU: The compostable berry containers helping tackle the war on plastic

After seeing compostable packaging used throughout European farmers' markets to hold and sell berries, Richard Clark, owner of Westerway Raspberry Farm in Tasmania wanted to introduce it back home in the Australia. His search went on for a decade, and was close to ordering a shipment from Germany, until he stumbled…

The new 250 gr cherry tomato mix boxes

Italy: Festive packaging for the Fellini Patrizio company

Christmas will soon be upon us and the Fellini Patrizio company has recently started using a festive packaging. This is characterised by white and red colours and festive greetings. But this is not the only novelty: for these two weeks, a new produce has been launched. Lamberto Giovanardi – marketing office – explains, “The new…

Experts and manufacturers exchange views on recycling and packaging law

Protection of our environment by packaging law

On November 9, the packaging specialist Lorentzen & Sievers asked several parties to come to Hamburg for a professional exchange. Speakers from the Federal Environmental Agency, Fraunhofer IVV, DSD Grüner Punkt and recycler REMONDIS informed representatives of all the stages of fruit marketing about…

New grocery-pricing system from Israel to slash food waste

Food expiration dates about to undergo a revolution

Some sources claim that about half of all the food produced in the world is wasted every year. That would be about two billion tons of food, worth billions of dollars. It’s a…

Spain: Environmentally-friendly plastic made from horticultural waste

In just six months, researchers at the circular economy innovation center of Ecoembes, The Circular Lab, have developed a new plastic that is biobased, compostable, recyclable and biodegradable at sea. It is made from fruit and vegetable waste and its use should be authorized within the next five years. During…


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