fruit & vegetables

08 Apr 2021
--- Coveris has partnered UK fruit producer Berry Gardens to launch a printed lidding film containing over 30 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The new recycled PET (rPET) film is sealed to the existing rPET tray to offer a... Read More
29 Mar 2021
--- A Tipa-commissioned review has found “landslide expert support” for compostable packaging across the EU to reduce plastic contamination in organic waste streams and increase the amount of food waste captured for... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- Accelerating demand for online groceries fueled by ongoing COVID-19 social restrictions brings heightened shopper expectations and increases the importance of consumer trust. PackagingInsights explores the challenges and... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching its paper-based punnet portfolio Safe&Green in Europe, where “consumers are ready to compromise for more sustainable packaging solutions for their fresh produce.” Jurgita... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
02 Feb 2021
--- Indoor vertical farming company Plenty has redesigned its brand identity in collaboration with US-based design agency &Walsh. Plenty’s two rebrand goals were to convey the uniquely craveable flavor of its produce... Read More
19 Jan 2021
--- StePac’s activities in the retail sector are being boosted by its functional standing pouches for extending fresh produce shelf-life. The resealable “grab-n-go” pouch format offers a lean functional... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Fresh fruit and veg packaging innovation has several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional... Read More
07 Jan 2021
--- GravityTray is launching a namesake thermoform meat tray that permanently traps juices from meat, fish, poultry or fresh fruit in a bottom tray chamber. The innovation omits the need for a typically unrecyclable plastic... Read More
28 Oct 2020
--- Increasing home deliveries prompted by COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures have motivated Belgian supermarket Delhaize to design a new delivery package called Direct Box with DS Smith.
28 Oct 2020
--- SABIC is instigating a pilot project with Schwarz multinational retail group using transparent vegetable film bags made from 100 percent certified circular polyethylene (PE). The project involves multiple PE technologies... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- UK frozen food supermarket Iceland has adopted Ravenwood’s linerless labeling called Fruit Lid for trialing plastic-free packaging across its range of conference pears. The new Fruit Lid packs are now on sale in 10... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- Smurfit Kappa is releasing an innovation to reduce non-sustainable materials in banana production. The BanaBag is a paper-based wrapping that covers the fruit to protect against insects and diseases while acting as an... Read More
02 Oct 2020
--- Recycled fiber packaging supplier Cascades is launching a 100 percent recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray for fresh food using automated equipment in the North America market.
02 Oct 2020
--- Mondi is collaborating with organic Bavarian farm BIOhof Kirchweidach to design eco-friendly packaging for organic tomatoes sold by Penny supermarkets (REWE Group) in Germany. The 100 percent recyclable Coral Tray mitigates... Read More
25 Aug 2020
--- UK supermarket Asda has launched its first fully recyclable blueberry punnet and film lid, equating to an estimated 5.5 million recyclable packs annually. Asda also announced a trial on several other fresh punnets, including... Read More
21 Jul 2020
--- Global materials science company Avery Dennison has achieved OK Compost certification for its thermal label adhesive material. Addressing a “significant shortfall in supply” for compostable thermal materials, the... Read More
12 Jun 2020
--- DS Smith and MULTIVAC have teamed up to design and produce ECO Bowl – an innovative solution for fresh foods in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) based on corrugated cardboard. ECO Bowl is a fully recyclable... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- Coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions have affected many in the F&B and packaging industries, but not MakeGrowLab. The Poland-based biodesign consultancy creates customizable, home-compostable plastic alternatives... Read More