Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C. regional food retailer, today announces the launch of Local Produce Boxes featuring locally sourced, in-season produce online through Giant Delivers. Available throughout the summer without a subscription or commitment, the boxes retail for $20.00 and will contain six or more unique items from local farms in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware.
A new loss-conscious program focuses on selling Nature Fresh Farms imperfect produce to reduce food waste. The Waste Me Nots program was recently created to leverage Nature Fresh Farms Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cucumbers that do not meet the criteria of their Quality Control team.
Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S., unveils a new "Farmer's Selection" product category, a line of rotating, small-batch, wildly flavorful, next-generation greens, curated by Bowery's R&D team. Bowery’s Mustard Frills — hearty mustard greens with a tingly start and a fiery, wasabi-style finish — are the first greens released under this new category and will be available in select grocery retailers this week through spring 2021, followed by Green Sorrel.
Nature Fresh Farms continue their sustainable initiatives by releasing a new, 100% home compostable wrap for their Long English Cucumbers, a first in the North American market. An alternative to traditional polyethylene plastic, this film is an environmentally friendly compostable wrap that breaks down in a household compost without leaving behind microplastics.
Since coming to market in 2010, Tasteful Selections has been a pioneer and leader in the bite-size potato category — owning and operating the entire planting, harvesting and packaging process. With multiple facility and acreage expansions from 2010 to 2018, Tasteful Selections grew to meet demand while responding to consumer preference toward convenience items and smaller pack sizes.
Anchor Packaging LLC, an innovation leader in rigid food packaging, announced today the acquisition of Panoramic Inc., located in Janesville, Wisconsin. Panoramic Inc is a leading manufacturer of thermoformed products used in fresh food applications, including bakery, produce, and confectionery.
The closures of restaurants, hotels, and schools have left growers with heaps of fresh produce without a destination. With crops often grown exclusively for the foodservice industry, growers who produce crops with a large percentage of production destined for this vital market segment are faced with incredible challenges amidst COVID-19 closures.
This report addresses plastic packaging in the produce industry.
December 9, 2019
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Canada, released “A landscape review of plastics in the Canadian fresh produce sector,” a technical report developed by Value Chain Management International (VCMI), Canada, to address plastic packaging in the produce industry.
Smurfit Kappa, Sunrise, Fla., partnered with the United States National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla.; California Polytechnic State University’s Packaging Program, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; C & C Produce, North Kansas City, Mo.; Amazon Produce Network, Vineland, N.J.; an other members of the mango supply chain to develop a new mango packaging solution for the United States and Mexico.