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Kwik Lok offers more sustainable option with Eco-Lok

Bag closure company Kwik Lok Corp., Yakima, Wash., has introduced Eco-Lok, a sustainable product made from a plant-based biopolymer.

Whole Foods to reduce plastic use, including in produce department

Whole Foods is making more changes to reduce its plastic use, including banning plastic straws.

Fyffes ditches plastic with paper bands on organic bananas

Fyffes is introducing a new band for banana bunches as a significant step in reducing packaging.

Chelan Fresh offers new cherry packaging, displays

As the Washington cherry harvest nears, Chelan Fresh has new packaging for its conventional and organic cherries.

Packaging company Paxiom buys second Las Vegas  facility

The Paxiom Group, whose companies specialize in packaging automation, has purchased its second facility in Las Vegas.

Automated Packaging Systems promotes Jay Patras

Jay Patras has been promoted to vice president of sales-North America, at Automated Packaging Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio.

Crawford Packaging to open Valdosta, Ga., facility

Crawford Packaging, London, Ontario, is expanding in the U.S., with a new warehouse in Valdosta, Ga.

Check out these new products vying for United Fresh awards

The United Fresh Produce Association has named 48 new products as finalists in its 2019 Innovation Awards.

Plastics working group formed by CPMA

The use of plastics across the produce supply chain is the focus of a new industry working group formed by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

JBT to acquire tray-sealing company Proseal

JBT Corp., Chicago, is purchasing United Kingdom-based Proseal, which specializes in tray sealing technology for the produce and other industries.