Ocean Mist Farms Selects Zest Fresh To Optimize Freshness Management

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Zest Labs, an AgTech company modernizing the post-harvest fresh food supply chain, has announced that Ocean Mist Farms, a supplier of a full line of premium, fresh vegetables from multiple growing regions throughout California, Arizona and Mexico, is utilizing Zest Fresh™ to automate data collection on the condition of its … [Read more...]

Transportation Predictions For 2019-20

Big data to drive smart infrastructure investment, attunement of smart city technologies Transportation has been on a transformative tear for the past few years, boosting the use of digital platforms to do more for shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders. Here are a few ideas on what we should expect in 2019 and 2020 … [Read more...]

IGD: UK SHOPPERS SET TO SPEND £21.6BN ON THEIR FOOD AND GROCERIES THIS CHRISTMAS

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to play on … [Read more...]

Pallet Pooling in Real Time: Over 40 Years Service and Continued Technology Leadership for Japan Pallet Rental

Japan Pallet Rental. (This story first appeared in February 2017.) With a pool of over 8.5 million pallets, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation is the leading pallet rental provider in Japan. And while it was launched as wood pallet rental service back in 1971, it began introducing plastic pallets in 2000. Today, plastic pallets encompass over 65% … [Read more...]

Plastic Pallet Buyers Guide: Supplier List

Are you looking for a plastic pallet vendor? A first step is to consider the challenges you face in your supply chain application and understand the options that best fit your needs. Here is a list of plastic pallet suppliers that will help expedite your search. As word of caution, while Pallet Buyers Guide has relationships with several of … [Read more...]

Study: IFCO RPCs extend shelf life of fresh produce by up to 4 days

Benefits growers, retailers, customers, and the environment     Pullach, Germany--6 November 2018--IFCO, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, has announced the results of a study on the impact of IFCO reusable plastic containers (RPCs) on the shelf life of fresh produce. IFCO … [Read more...]

Modern Materials Handling’s Annual Pallet Report Webcast: Some Takeaways

Export and import pallet implications of international trade plus e-commerce are top trends to watch Modern Materials Handling (MMH) Magazine recently hosted its Annual Pallet Report Webcast, (available on demand here) once again featuring Dr. Marshall (Mark) White, President of White and Company, and moderated by Josh Bond of MMH. The … [Read more...]

Pallet Exchange: How Big, Ugly, Is Your Truck Driver?

A decade since pallet exchange has largely disappeared from the landscape of major U.S. grocery retailers, here is a no longer politically correct reminder of how things used to be, circa Y2K, courtesy of Pallet Enterprise Magazine. Pallet Exchange: How Big, Ugly, Is Your Truck Driver? There is good news and bad news when it comes to pallet … [Read more...]

Why Palletize?

Why palletize? The palletization of goods provides many benefits for supply chain operations.   Move one box at a time or up to one hundred? Pallets were largely accepted to be one of the two greatest innovations of the Twentieth Century, along with the barcode. And while the use of pallets along with the palletization of materials … [Read more...]

Standard Pallet Sizes in Inches and Centimeters; the Strategic Importance of Choosing the Right Size

A review of standard pallet dimensions, why standard sizes are important in supply chain operations, and a list of pallet standards resources. There are a number of standard sizes for pallets being used in the United States and internationally. They vary between countries, as well as between industries. This article lists standard size … [Read more...]