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Upward Farms scales its packaging automation

- General News
Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced its collaboration with indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms to launch fully automated, scalable packaging operations in support of the company’s rapid growth and expansion plans.

Pactiv Evergreen offers zero waste resource for foodservice

- General News
Pactiv Evergreen announced the launch of its new “Zero Waste Implementation Guide” at the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Minneapolis.

Smurfit Kappa invests $23MM in Mexico corrugated plant

- General News
Smurfit Kappa has invested USD23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant.

Hazel Tech and H.R. Spinner partner on logistics

- General News
Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded company developing innovations to extend the shelf life of produce and reduce food waste, announces a partnership with Yakima, WA-based produce packaging distributor, H.R. Spinner Corporation.

Southeastern Grocers releases social responsibility progress report

- General News
Today, Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, released its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Progress Report defining advancements the grocer has accomplished over the last year to create stronger communities, better products and a more sustainable future for all.

Kroger expands reusable packaging through Loop partnership

- Retail
Earlier this year, Kroger announced the launch of an assortment of reusable products in select U.S. stores via its partnership with circular packaging firm Loop.

CPMA recognizes 2022 New Product Showcase winners

- General News
Winners were chosen by a panel of judges at the event, and were announced just before the expo floor opened on April 6.

Southeastern Grocers commits to sustainable packaging for private label

- Retail
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is committing to increase sustainability for its Own Brand packaging by the end of 2028.

New Seasons Market adopts sustainable PaperSeal tray packaging

- General News
Leading global provider of fiber-based consumer packaging, Graphic Packaging International is helping grocer New Seasons Market to build on its commitment to the highest levels of environmental stewardship.

Waste and wrapping cucumbers

- Analysis
A new study by Wrap, a British organization promoting sustainability, has released a study contending that wrapping certain fresh produce items, notably apples, potatoes, bananas, broccoli, and cucumbers in plastic is not necessary and promotes waste.