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Sev-Rend: Consumer shopping habits shift to bagged produce

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shift consumer shopping patterns, and the demand for bagged/packaged produce has clearly been influenced by the virus.

HBF International hires new sales associate

HBF International LLC, Sheridan, Ore., has hired a new member for its sales team, said CEO Doug Perkins.

Salinas Valley suppliers look to sustainable packaging options

Consumers and retailers interested in saving the planet have been quite vocal recently about their desire to do away with single-use plastic.

Companies donate, offer new services during pandemic

From healthy recipes to supply chain solutions, the fresh produce industry is adjusting to cater to consumers and the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trucco introduces sustainable 2-pound KiwiStar package

Trucco Inc., Bronx, N.Y., is introducing eco-friendly packaging for KiwiStar brand kiwifruit.

A&A Organic shipping full line of spring vegetables

A&A Organic Farms, Watsonville, Calif., is busy with a full line of spring crops.

Fox Packaging joins programs to address sustainability

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, is participating in two organizations to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, How2Recycle and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

PerfoTec liners boost produce shelf life

Exporters whose preferred transportation is airline cargo are seeing fewer options as the COVID-19 pandemic has grounded flights.

JBT Corp. highlights sustainability

JBT Corp., Chicago, is committed to helping customers achieve sustainability goals through processing equipment that increase yields, reduce waste and cut energy use.

Jac. Vandenberg switches to compostable net bags for citrus

Produce importer Jac. Vandenberg, Yonkers, N.Y., is replacing citrus bag plastic netting with a compostable netting made from beech tree pulp.