CHICAGO, IL (June 9, 2020) – Hazel Technologies Inc., BB #:302595, a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announces a new partnership with Holistic Solutions Global (HSG), BB #:368567 a vertically integrated grower, exporter, and marketer of tropical fruits from the Dominican Republic.
The partnership focuses on the use of Hazel Tech solutions with exported tropical fruits, most notably mangos. The most harvested varieties of mango in the Dominican Republic are the Keitt, an introduced variety, and the Mingolo and Banilejo varieties, which originated in the country. Mango production in the Dominican Republic has increased by over 600% since 2003, according to HSG.
“The addition of Hazel Tech to our full line of tropical fruits is just the latest of many steps we have taken at HSG to ensure the highest product quality,” said Harvey Garcia, President of HSG, “Our expectation based on test data is to consistently achieve over 30% longer shelf-life with Hazel Tech in our supply chain.” HSG markets the Caribe Farms, Tropicados, and Sweet Caribe brands across North America, Europe, and Latin America.
“Expanding our international footprint is a key future focus,” said Aidan Mouat, CEO at Hazel Technologies, Inc. “Hazel is determined to reduce waste and improve the efficiency of the perishable supply chain not just in the U.S. but across the globe.”
Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech solutions revolve around the controlled release of active, shelf-life enhancing vapor from packaging materials, as well as other supply chain related technologies. Hazel patent-pending technologies have been tested by many of the country’s top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University.
About Hazel Technologies, Inc.
Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech services over 100 of the world’s largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of “Best Sustainable Packaging” at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company’s patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel is on track to be used with over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste.
For more information, visit www.hazeltechnologies.com.
About Holistic Solutions Global
Since 2015, we have grown and distributed the highest quality tropical fruits and vegetables from our family farms in the Dominican Republic to markets worldwide. As a single point of contact we provide a vertically integrated, world class experience with a focus on quality and sustainability. HSG is the proud parent company of Caribe Farms, Sweet Caribe and Tropicados.
For more information, visit www.hsg-us.com