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Kroger and Polymer Logistics win reusable packaging award

The Reusable Packaging Association chose The Kroger Co. with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics as the winner of its 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program. 

Riveridge announced hires, promotions to kick off season

Riveridge Produce Marketing, Sparta, Mich., has made a number of personnel changes in anticipation of the coming apple season, with hires and promotions in sales, production and other areas.

Compac increases service levels in the U.S.

Sorting equipment manufacturer Compac is investing in new facilities and staff in the U.S.

Wiers Farms adds to packinghouse space

Wiers Farms Inc., now a fifth-generation company, added 20,000 square feet of temperature-controlled space to its packinghouse, said Ben Wiers, president of the Willard, Ohio-based company.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.

Cellresin to bring ripening inhibitor agent to packaging

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Cellresin Technologies will soon bring the same ripening inhibitor that apples and pears have benefited from for years to dozens of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jet-Ready Precoolers tackle cherry, berry needs

Global Cooling Inc. is marketing its Jet-Ready Precoolers as solution for keeping the cold chain for berries and cherries intact.

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.

BC Tree Fruits to consolidate facilities under One Roof

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative, Kelowna, British Columbia, has purchased 85 acres of land in Kelowna, with plans to build a new facility.

Manter machines combine into single unit for multiple bag sizes

Netherlands-based Manter International B.V. showcased its new bag placer and semi-automatic bagger at Berlin’s Fruit Logistica recently.