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Robinson Fresh president Michael Castagnetto talks consumer brand launch

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Robinson Fresh has launched a consumer brand.

Produce packaging makers battle rising costs

While packaging costs continue to rise, innovation is tamping them down, at least somewhat, produce marketers and packaging manufacturers say.

Online delivery helping to shape produce packaging

The rapidly evolving online grocery delivery channel will have a say in packaging styles and materials over the near and long terms, marketers say.

Education on recyclable packaging remains priority

The packaging industry has an important teaching mission, in terms of recycling its products, marketers say.

Sustainability remains priority for produce packaging

Produce suppliers are working with packaging manufacturers to limit the excess materials that wind up in the waste stream.

Mission Jumbos address consumers’ growing use of avocados

Mission Produce, Oxnard, Calif., is launching Mission Jumbos, a pack of larger avocados that addresses the trend of consumers including more avocados in their diets.

Pandemic spurs greater demand for bagged product

Retail and consumer requests for bagged avocados have been inching upward for the past several years, but the onset of the coronavirus seems to have intensified that demand, grower-shippers say.

Duravant to acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions

Duravant LLC announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions.

Eco Apples distributed in new Heirloom Discovery Packs

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the Northeast is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package. 

Smurfit Kappa plan sets goal of net zero emissions by 2050

Smurfit Kappa announced new targets to further reduce its fossil CO2 emissions, including its ambition to reach at least net zero emissions by 2050.