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Polymer Logistics helps tomato producer APS Group to optimise supply chain

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-18 Fri 12:26

With 500 million tomatoes grown every year, the APS Group is the UK’s largest supplier of British tomatoes to the high street, being responsible for around 30 percent of production in the country. Lately, the APS Group looked to develop its supply chain further to enhance productivity and efficiency. It…

'Collaboration within the chain isn't matter-of-course, but is necessary due to pressure on cost price'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 09:03

"The growing season of the top fruit started with an exceptionally early flowering and has had to withstand many weather extremes. For many growers it has certainly not been an easy season and in a number of cases disastrous due to hail or drought", says Alex van Ieperen of Direct Fruit Services. "Due to…

'At Capespan we continue to look at new ways to add value to the supply chain'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:02

Sustainable farming and visibility of the fresh produce supply chain is key to building a strong partnership with retailers. Today’s consumers are also keen on knowing where and how their fruit is grown and want the assurance that product is grown responsibly.“Innovation in supply chain management from…

Dispensing with packaging - wherever it makes sense

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-25 Tue 09:06

Bye bye plastic: At REWE and PENNY, more and more fruits and vegetables are offered unpackaged. But completely dispensing with packaging is not always sensible, as a long-term test has shown. Despite the ongoing corona crisis and its severe impact on supermarkets, supply chains and agriculture, REWE is…

Retailer looking for direct supply deals as it continues expansion

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:47

PARAMUS, NJ — H-Mart, a Korean grocery chain that was founded in New York in 1982, has ambitious expansion plans and is looking to make deals directly with growers to supply the dozens of stores it operates nationwide.

Gi Moon, who works in the procurement department for Lyndhurst, NJ-based H-Mart, met with The Produce News Aug. 14 at the chain’s location, here, to discuss the shift in its buying practices, which heretofore have focused on the use of brokers and distributors.

“We have plans to open four to five new stores per year, and along with that we are interested in making deals directly with growers as a way to get the freshest, best quality product at the best price,” he said.

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For example, Moon said he has been recently working with ProComer, the export promotion agency for Costa Rica, to procure various products from that Central American nation. He hopes to connect with other similar organizations and directly with growers in the United States and abroad to help satisfy the demand by H-Mart shoppers for top-quality fruits and vegetables.

'Rigid transport boxes are still an integral part of the supply chain'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-20 Thu 09:54

When it comes to secondary packaging and transport packaging, people nowadays often think of hinged crates as used in the common pool systems. Nevertheless even rigid fruit and vegetable crates still have a right to exist, says Gerold Wilms from bekuplast. "This type of crate has been around for 25…

$20 million invested in Pure Green Farms

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:54

More than $20 million is being invested in a plant—that will manufacture plants. A large building has quietly popped up on a 65 acre cornfield off Calvert Street on South Bend’s south west side. From a distance it may look like a factory, but it’s not. “For the longest time the legacy supply chain for…

AU: RFID monitoring is suited to regular routes

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:15

As supply chains adapt to Covid-19 social distancing requirements, autonomous reporting technologies like RFID (radio frequency identification) offer a consignment monitoring solution with minimal human intervention. RFID is used to reliably gather temperature data along regular, high volume supply…

Organic produce: 'Keep that supply chain full'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-10 Fri 11:04

Organic produce has hit the mainstream. So says Jim Donald, co-chairman of the board of Albertsons Companies Inc., a leading retail company with some 20 retail banners to its name. “Our produce manager is doing 40-50 percent of his business in organics. It’s mainstream and it’s not going away,” said…

'Especially now, offering fresh-cut pineapple cut from a machine is very popular'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-07 Tue 13:31

While the pandemic has brought many changes to all levels of the produce industry supply chain, for Piñabar, the machine that cuts pineapples for consumers inside of grocery stores, the disruption has fortunately been minimal. Michel van Keeken explains: “We saw the initial dip, like everyone did, but we…

Australian mango grower inputs ‘whole of chain’ tracking solution

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-02 Thu 09:20

Australian mango grower Manbulloo specializes in the Kensington Pride variety. Manbulloo wanted to improve the process of information flow in their supply chain, particularly the effectiveness and efficiency of communications and business operations between Manbulloo, their ripeners and their customers.…

'We've seen a 55% reduction in quality claims since implementing Hazel Tech'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-01 Wed 10:58

Hazel Technologies Inc., developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect quality in the produce supply chain and fight food waste, announced a new partnership with PureFresh Sales, grower and marketer of premium California fresh fruit since 1970. The partnership focuses on the use of Hazel Tech®…

Government of Canada implements surplus food rescue program

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-27 Sat 21:37

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today launched the $50 million Surplus Food Rescue Program. The program aims to move surplus food commodities such as potatoes and other possible horticulture, fish and seafood, and meat through the food system as efficiently as possible to help vulnerable Canadians.