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Options for home-compostable labels

- General News
It’s reasonable to predict that the plastic PLU label, with its almost supernatural ability to find and stick to kitchen countertops after it has been removed from the fruit, will someday be a thing of the past.

PMA advancing efforts in PLU innovations

- General News
Produce Marketing Association has announced a breadth of efforts to advance innovation and industry involvement with regulators on PLU stickers.

Laser labeling: An alternative to PLU stickers

- Analysis
I will make a confession: I hate PLU labels. When I take them off apples, for example, unless I immediately throw them in the trash, they get stuck to the kitchen counter and have to be peeled off a second time.

Good retail data is more important than ever

- Retail
The pandemic has significantly changed the grocery landscape, and for retailers to make sense of it all and make proper forecasts, they need accurate data.

PMA advises suppliers to stop using generic UPCs

- General News
The Produce Marketing Association recommends fresh produce shippers phase out generic UPCs and switch to the GS1 DataBar, which offers company specific coding.

Shelf life wizardry & magic PLU stickers

- Produce with Pamela
To what end will we go to extend shelf life?