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Pouch bags are package of choice

Pouch bags have become the No. 1 choice for packing table grapes, but most California grower-shippers say they also pack a certain amount of clamshell containers.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Packaging

Study: environmental impact split for corrugated, RPCs

A 126-page life cycle assessment study commissioned by the Corrugated Packaging Alliance finds that neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers hold the upper hand in all environmental impact measures.

Smurfit Kappa celebrates sustainability progress

Corrugated and paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa recently released its latest Sustainable Development Report, which details the steps is taking to reach a goal of full sustainability.

Fox Packaging offers eco-friendly bag options

Fox Packaging, McAllen, Texas, is showcasing two new products, the Fox Eco Stand-up bag and the HD Stand-Up bag, at the United Fresh Produce Association’s expo in Chicago.

CPMA plastic packaging group maps out plan

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Plastic Packaging Working Group has met for the first time, and has outlined some goals.

Panel looks at supply chain trends and challenges

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Value-added solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers is one opportunity for fresh produce marketers.

Investors finalize purchase of RPC giant IFCO

The purchase of reusable plastic container company IFCO Systems, a $2.51 billion deal, has been finalized.

Specright raises $8.8 million for product development

Software company Specright Inc., Irvine, Calif., has secured $8.8 million funding from investors to speed up product development, expand operations globally and more than double its employees.

Naturipe's veteran aid program funds Gary Sinise Foundation

Naturipe Berry Farms is taking to social media to honor veterans through a fundraiser for the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Packer Insight — FreshPACKMoves and avocados

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss their week's travels, to FreshPACKMoves in Pismo Beach, Calif., and to a California Avocado Commission event in San Diego.