How can fresh produce wholesalers adapt to the blurring of traditional lanes?

There was a time when each part of the supply chain stayed within a well-defined and mutually respected lane. Every link — grower, shipper, packinghouse, buying agent, broker, wholesaler, distributor, fresh-cut processor, purveyor, retail store, big box store, freight broker, common carrier — knew its exact function on the long road to get perishable agricultural […]

The emergence of climate-neutral produce in Europe

Europe’s fresh produce market is undergoing a remarkable transformation with the emergence of climate-neutral certified products. This shift is driven by increasing consumer awareness of climate change and the demand for eco-friendly choices. There are a number of companies that are leading the way in Europe, such as the Port International (bananas); Jaguar, The Fresh […]

Sainsbury’s ditches plastic for cardboard punnets on own-brand mushrooms

The not-so-distant target to reach sustainability goals has pushed retailers to eliminate plastic bags and individual wraps on fruits and vegetables. And think of new ideas. One of the biggest offenders aside from packaging film – which in some cases helps in terms of food safety and convenience – are punnets. Easy to store but […]

UK’s evolutionS one of 10 finalists for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

Ten finalists are in contention to win this year’s FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award for innovation in the fresh produce business. Chosen by a pan-industry panel of experts, each nominee stands out as an example of the ideas and ingenuity that are abundant in the global fruit and vegetable business. During the first two days of […]

Produce packaging gets more environmentally friendly while preventing food waste grows

Times are changing for consumer packaging in the produce industry. But even though plastic packaging is under closer scrutiny, that doesn’t mean that it is on the way out. Grand View research recently forecasted the global food packaging market will reach $562.3 billion by 2030, expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%. The […]