Packaging

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…

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…

Invention of a 100% green and recyclable packaging

In Savoie, a 29-year-old entrepreneur created a 100% green and recyclable food packaging. It is produced from organic cotton coated with resin, wax and oil. Washable with warm…

‘Plastics Action Alliance’ to make Irish plastic packaging more sustainable

Striving to make the plastic packaging in their respective supply chains more sustainable, nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to form the ‘Plastics Action Alliance’. Among the new alliance are market leaders from Ireland’s fruit, vegetables and packed salad sectors.…

Thomas Däbel, Serwo Packaging:

"There is clearly a trend towards degradable packaging"

"Our new packaging is a paper fiber product, and for us the first priority was the ecological aspect, which means compostability in contrast to normal plastic packaging," says Thomas Däbel, authorized signatory and branch manager of Serwo Packaging. The company has developed a bowl for fruit and…

Jan Strijbos, Prins Verpakkingstechniek:

"Increasing demand for beautiful and luxurious packaging in the vegetable sector"

"In the entire vegetable sector, but particularly for potatoes, we see the demand for beautiful and luxurious packaging grow. We see that Belgium is ahead of the Netherlands with regard to packaging. To anticipate this trend, we've had the MBG 300 for two years already. This is a pre-made pouch machine,…

Snack tomatoes of the 'Rivolo' variety from Bavarian greenhouse more and more present

Mini cherry vine tomatoes at Penny in new Best Moments packaging

The popular mini cherry vine tomatoes of Bavarian vegetable farm Steiner GmbH und Co. KG . have already been on offer for about 2-3 weeks, in a brand new packaging. Under the brand Best Moments, these fine greenhouse products of the Rivolo variety are offered in practical 200-gram cardboard trays at…

Snack tomatoes of the 'Rivolo' variety from Bavarian greenhouse more and more present

Mini cherry vine tomatoes at Penny in new Best Moments packaging

The popular mini cherry vine tomatoes of Bavarian vegetable farm Steiner GmbH und Co. KG . have already been on offer for about 2-3 weeks, in a brand new packaging. Under the brand Best Moments, these fine greenhouse products of the Rivolo variety are offered in practical 200-gram cardboard trays at…

E-commerce platform JD - reusable packaging initiative

E-commerce platform JD has launched a reusable packaging initiative to promote sustainable consumption. Through this new program, JD offers customers the option of ordering…

Guillin Groupe launches new packaging concept for To Go fruits

'Premium berries should be offered in appropriate convenience packaging'

The segment of ​​to-go products is currently experiencing significant growth in fresh fruit and vegetables. Soft fruit and berry fruit in particular, are rapidly establishing themselves as snack products for in-between consumption. Parallel to this current trend, packaging suppliers in the fresh food…

HUSK™: The Fresh corrugated packaging of the future

HUSK™ brings freshness into the world of fresh Fruit & Vegetable packaging. Offering high quality paper-based boxes and premium service, HUSK™ is the way to go for…

'Sentinel Wrap'

Canada: Smart packaging can reduce food safety incidents

For the last 30 years, the packaging industry has been promising to come up with packaging that would flag foods and beverages that contained harmful bacteria or contaminants.…

California greens grower debuting new packaging innovation

Chris Wada, Marketing Manager for North Shore Living said, “Put simply, the products we grow, pack & ship are truly unique because everything we deliver is quite literally still living with the roots connected for freshness. This means any changes – to packaging, for example – challenge us to create…

New line of single serving specialty pepper bags

Bailey Farms, a shipper of specialty peppers, announced a single serving line of specialty peppers, Bailey Farms SideKicks, which the company says will make it easier for…

Compostable pot reduces need for water

“In the UK and Europe plastic-free packaging of all types is a huge driver for growers at the moment”, says Mark Lingard, marketing manager of Sirane. In this market where more and more growers and suppliers are asking for sustainable products, Mark sees the demand of their fully compostable plant pot…

Village Farms launches 'sweet' or 'smooth' campaign

Village Farms is ready to celebrate and has a few surprises in store for this year’s PMA. First, Village Farms is celebrating the success of its flagship tomato variety, Heavenly Villagio Marzano which was launched at PMA 2011. According to Bret Wiley, SVP of Sales for Village Farms, “the success of…


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