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Specright adds to executive team

Irvine, Calif.-based Specright, Inc. has added Mike Gaffney as chief operating officer and Ayman Shoukry as chief technology officer.
Aug 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #People, #Packaging

Concord Foods updates two caramel apple products

Concord Foods updated two popular items — Concord Fresh Success Caramel Apple Wrap and the Caramel Apple Kit with M&M’s candies.
Jul 31, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Packaging, #Apples

Gills Onions continues sustainability with solar project

Gills Onions, Oxnard, Calif., is celebrating a decade of sustainability initiatives by adding a solar energy project at its processing facility.

StePac’s Xtend Iceless packaging shifts from traditional method

StePac, Tefen, Israel, is changing the traditional shipping method of packing broccoli and other vegetables in ice, with its modified atmosphere/modified humidity packaging.

Bosch sells Packaging Technology business

Bosch is selling its Waiblingen, Germany-based packaging machinery business, which includes equipment used to package fresh produce, to Luxemburg-based CVC Capital Partners.

Jasper Trujillo joins Fox Packaging

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, has hired Jasper Trujillo as business development manager.

Thomcord marketer Fruit World: ‘Love these grapes? Text me.’

Fruit WorldCo. co-founder CJ Buxman ended the 2018 season with more than 1,800 digital “pen pals,” and he’s looking to add to that this season

Michael Wasson assumes Reusable Packaging Association role

The Reusable Packaging Association, Tampa, Fla., has a new board of directors chairman, Michael Wasson, chief operating officer of Tosca.

Millennials Eat — Popular product claims and how produce fits in

Ashley Nickle, editor of Produce Retailer, and Amelia Freidline, copy editor and designer for The Packer, conducted a thorough store check to see which product claims produce companies are using on their packaging.

SiCar Farms opens South Texas facility, touts sustainability

SiCar Farms has completed a distribution center in McAllen, Texas, and the facility, which can handle three times the previous South Texas capacity, uses conservation processes that SiCar is rolling out company wide.