Fisher Ranch Signs New Contract With CHEP

Fisher Ranch Corporation, a leading grower/packer/ shipper of melons, lettuce and broccoli has extended its contract with CHEP. Fisher Ranch is now transporting Kingfisher and Fisher brand cantaloupes, honeydew melons, lettuce and broccoli from its facilities in California and Arizona to supermarkets, club stores and foodservice distributors throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico on CHEP pallets.

  • Shift from white wood pallets. Fisher Ranch moved to the CHEP pallet pooling program from limited-use, un-pooled pallets, known as “white wood”, in 2004. The produce marketer has experienced improvements in shipping platform quality and consistency as a result, according to a CHEP release.  It is also realizing a series of financial benefits from the switch, including productivity improvements and a reduction in product damage
  • Supply chain partnership. Fisher Ranch President Bart Fisher, said: “We view the CHEP relationship as a real partnership that benefits the entire produce supply chain. CHEP’s service team helps us improve the way our products are handled beyond just pallets by driving efficiencies in our fields and packing houses and in our customers’ distribution centers. “
  • Environmental benefits. Fisher said the CHEP program is also more environmentally sustainable than the alternatives, which is increasingly important to Fisher Ranch and its customers.
  • Value proposition for the produce industry globally. CHEP USA Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Karen Hempel said: “Fisher Ranch’s continued support of the CHEP pallet pool shows the strength of our value proposition for produce companies around the world along with the industry’s increased demand for green shipping solutions. We are committed to providing Fisher Ranch and all of our produce customers the highest level of service and product quality.”

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