Ripening is a science, but it also an art that is underappreciated

Ripening is an integral component of the fresh produce supply chain. Some of today’s most-consumed fresh produce items are ripened or conditioned at certain points in their product life cycle. Ripening has continued to evolve over time with advancements in technology, equipment and construction. As today’s consumer continues to become more dynamic and expects a […]

Why Fyffes expects its new €260 million banana center to be a game-changer

A new €260-million banana ripening center in Balbriggan, North County Dublin, Ireland, has begun operations, according to senior officials at multinational Fyffes. The facility expects to be able to output 7 million bananas per week – nearly 60,000 tonnes annually – that will serve retailers, wholesalers and other food providers across the entirety of the […]

Greenyard Fresh UK to collaborate more closely with Produce Logistics

Greenyard Fresh UK and logistics and fresh produce packing specialists, Produce Logistics, have signed an agreement which launches a closer collaboration between the two companies. Produce Logistics are now operating directly from the Greenyard Fresh UK distribution center, and benefit from Greenyard ripening and packing products on their behalf. The collaboration is not new; both […]

Interko’s new mobile ripening rooms offer flexibility

Netherlands-based Interko, which has been partnering for the past five years on research and development with Fyffes, has created a new Containerised Ripening Room that can fit inside a standard insulated refrigeration container. The easy-to-build and mobile units allow operators the flexibility to not only house a ripening room In smaller facilities but also the […]