Gold and Silver for a Tru Blu Solution

CHEP wins: Gold in Shopper Experience - Environmental Stewardship for the Retail Display Pallet and Beverage Tray System Silver in Physical Store - Category Management for the Retail Modular Pallet The industry’s ‘best of the best’ were honoured at the 2016 POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards, announced last week at Doltone House Hyde … [Read more...]

Schoeller Allibert Offers Vintage Effect Reusable Beer Crates

Leading worldwide plastic reusable transit packaging (RTP) provider, Schoeller Allibert, has introduced an innovative combination of in-mould labelling (IML) and surface structure in the production of its vintage-effect beer crates. With experience dating back to 1960, Schoeller Allibert has continuously developed state-of-the-art packaging … [Read more...]

New RPC label options offer solutions to sticky problem

IFCO Looks at 3 New RPC Label and Adhesive Options Aimed at Improving Reusable Container Efficiencies   Labels, according to Paul Pederson, Director of Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance at IFCO Systems, present the largest single problem for RPC providers. He commented in a June 2016 article by IFCO. (To read that article, … [Read more...]

Successful launch of Euro Pool System trays for Auchan: 150,000 trays and RFID-equipped carts in closed loop system

Leading retailer enjoys success with reusable packaging for fresh meat Since 2014, Auchan, a retailer with annual sales of over 56 billion euros, has been using reusable plastic rather than metal roll trays to optimize the performance of its meat supply chain in France, a move that has also improved ergonomics conditions for material … [Read more...]

Wicker-Look Crates Add Sizzle to Baked Goods Aisle, Reusables for Fruit Harvesting and Distribution

Plastic tray aids retail bakery merchandising efforts. Company collaborated with retailers to develop containers that bring a traditional natural look to boost shopper engagement while keeping all advantages of the RPC Polymer Logistics, a leader in retail ready packaging solutions, is once again pushing the envelope by launching new series … [Read more...]

ORBIS updates FliPak line with the FP244

New containers feature more efficient, durable design ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, is introducing an improved, more efficient design within its line of FliPak® containers. Model FP244 will increase truckload quantity and features a reinforced rim and improved … [Read more...]

New study: Shoppers prefer RPCs over cardboard boxes for fresh food packaging

A new international study confirms a broad customer preference for IFCO reusable plastic containers versus corrugated cardboard containers for fresh food. Top advantages are visual attractiveness and product freshness According to a new global survey undertaken by IFCO, consumers prefer IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) over cardboard … [Read more...]

Reusables 101: Reusable Packaging for Agriculture

Handheld plastic crates and reusable bulk bins provide enduring value to the agricultural supply chain as it responds to food safety and efficiency challenges Durable, reusable packaging plays a significant role in agricultural operations. Reusables offer superior product protection and ease of handling in the field, as well as other … [Read more...]

Automation Technologies Help Warehouses Address Growth from Existing Facilities

SKU proliferation and volume increase: warehouse automation solutions from Cimcorp allow distribution centers to manage growth without having to move on   Interest in warehouse robotics and automation continues to grow, not only for new facilities but for operations trying to manage increased volume and SKU proliferation from within … [Read more...]

Roundup: IFCO North America: Deployment of SmartGuardian™ Technology, Sustainability Excellence Winners

New Monitoring Software at All IFCO NA Service Centers Speaks to Fundamental Commitment to Food Safety IFCO North America has completed installation of IFCO SYSTEMS’ proprietary SmartGuardian monitoring technology in all six of its U.S. Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) service centers.  SmartGuardian is innovative new software that monitors and … [Read more...]