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Citriburst Finger Lime volume increasing

Shanley Farms, Morro Bay, Calif., is seeing success with selling its Citriburst brand finger limes directly to consumers, especially during the pandemic.

Genera aims to use local crops in sustainable packaging

Working with farmers in Tennessee, Genera is contracting switchgrass and biomass sorghum as inputs to create compostable, sustainable packaging when its manufacturing facility comes online later this year.

COVID-19 brings focus on benefits of packaging

The COVID-19 crisis has caused consumers to see plastic produce in a new way.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates sustainability preferences

Are consumers changing their preferences around fresh produce because of COVID-19? And will their new behaviors stick around after the pandemic has subsided?

Naturipe Farms sustainable packaging goal removes tons of plastic

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., which has undertaken a commitment to sustainable packaging, plans to remove 48 metric tons of plastic from its packaging in 2020.

Produce industry adapts, works toward reducing packaging materials

Using fewer materials in packaging for fresh produce costs less in dollars as well as environmental impact, marketers say.

Eco-friendly produce packaging, waste reduction are good business

Sustainability is more than a commitment; it’s a statement, marketers say. Companies are communicating with customers and consumers about sustainable/environmentally conscious practices, they note.

Longer shelf life curbs needless waste, marketers say

While package makers focus on minimizing waste that ends up in landfills, they’re also mindful to minimize biodegradable waste by developing bags, clamshells and boxes that protect product shelf life, marketers say.

Chiquita loads United Fresh LIVE! booth with choices

Chiquita is inviting United Fresh LIVE! attendees to visit its virtual expo booth to tour banana production areas and learn more about its category insights, sustainability efforts and customer solutions.