Packaging news from Eurofruit

Packaging news and analysis for the European fresh produce business.


Wooden packaging stands out, says Fedemco


Wood was shown to have the lowest recycling cost at €7 per tonne, as well as being the most improved, according to non-profit Ecoembes

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Smurfit Kappa makes North African debut


Global packaging manufacturer unveils new plant in Morocco


Festival of Fresh 2023 in pictures


FPJ’s open-air summer festival allowed the UK fresh produce trade to catch up, share ideas, enjoy the sun and take in a heavy-hitting speaker programme at the site of AMFRESH’s new packhouse and innovation centre

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REO Veiling launches new strawberry punnets


The Belgian cooperative’s strawberries are now packed in 100 per cent recycled PET punnets that are also 100 per cent recyclable


Fedemco signs sustainability deal with Interfresa


Agreement will promote sustainable development, training on packaging and good sectoral practices, valid until 2025

BelOrta Einstein shaker

BelOrta uses Einstein to promote smart snacking


The Belgian cooperative is hoping to bring out students’ “inner Einstein” during the exam period, depicting the scientific genius on its tomato shakers this month

Blank stickers on green apples

Stickers in the spotlight


Duncan Jones, senior marketing manager at Sinclair, looks at navigating the complexities of sustainable fruit stickers.

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Tickets on sale for Asia Fruit Logistica


Visitors can buy their tickets online now to save up to 40 per cent and beat the queues in Hong Kong

Fedemco's members manufacture a wide range of wooden containers for fresh produce

Wooden revolution?


Enrique Soler and Salvador Cervera of Fedemco tell Fred Searle why they are confident wooden packaging will play an important role at British and European supermarkets as retailers’ push for sustainability continues

Fedemco Ecowoox

Fedemco presents new sustainability seal at Global Tomato Congress


Ecowoox label makes it easier for companies to comply with new EU regulations on packaging waste


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Eosta sweet potatoes

Eosta shifts to Brazil and US for organic sweet potatoes


As Europe’s sweet potato season comes to a close and top-quality organic volumes fall off, Eosta is turning earlier to Brazil and the US

GB Apples Pink Lady packaging

Assomela slams EU’s proposed ban on packaging


Proposed regulation, which would outlaw all fruit and vegetable packaging in the EU, needs a major rethink, according to Italian apple suppliers

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Carton Pack reveals Smilesys acquisition


Majority stake will enhance its footprint in sustainable products while expanding into innovative technologies

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Reybanpac awarded as ‘Triple Impact Company’ for sustainability


The Ecuadorean banana supplier has been recognised for its sustainability efforts, including training programmes, plastic waste reduction and promotion of respect for human rights and gender equality

Wooden pallet manufacturing

Wooden pallet numbers on the rise


UK manufacturing and reuse show a large uplift according to the results of a new survey