Dayka & Hackett launches plastic-free grape packaging

PRESS RELEASE: Reedley, CA—Dayka & Hackett BB #:189566 announced the availability of their newly designed Eco-Tote™ for table grapes.

The unique paper used in the Eco-Tote™ is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. The colorful design appeals to environmentally conscious consumers and those just looking for a fresh approach to how they purchase grapes. The move to environmentally friendly packaging is a priority for the Company, and this is just one more way Dayka & Hackett is meeting the needs of its customers.

“Plastic waste is an apparent issue worldwide and its effects on our environment are saddening” stated Brett Burdsal, Business Development/Sales. “A healthy environment is important to our agricultural industry and for this reason we sought out a way to do our part in making a difference. By purchasing this bag of grapes, not only will you Taste the Difference but you will also be the difference. This bag was designed to be recyclable, reused and as a last resort, biodegradable. We encourage customers who buy this bag to use it accordingly. We understand the difference will not be made over night but as a company we are taking steps to a much larger end goal.”

The Eco-Tote™ was specifically developed to attract consumers with its eye-catching, clean design. The convenient twisted handles make the bags a great ‘grab and go’ item for grapes. Not just built for looks, the tote has performed superbly in rigorous testing in a variety of post-harvest environments.

Our Eco-Tote™ will debut in August 2019 during the California grape season and will be available throughout the year going forward. The final design was a result of numerous trials, extensive testing, and valuable feedback from the retail sector. A fixed weight version is scheduled to be rolled out soon.

Dayka & Hackett LLC is a grower, packer, shipper of fresh table grapes, tree fruit, and citrus. The Company is headquartered in Reedley, California, where it operates its farming and packing operations. In addition to its California operation, Dayka & Hackett imports fruit from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Republic of South Africa, Uruguay and other countries to provide year-round supply to its customers.