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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Apeel unveils supplier network

Plant-derived tech specialist reveals companies committed to using its technology to significantly reduce food waste

Apeel unveils supplier network

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Apeel Sciences has today unveiled its supplier network, a collective pool of companies from across the supply chain who have committed to using the company's plant-based fresh produce coating to help reduce food waste.

These supplier partnerships will enable a year-round supply of Apeel-coated avocados, limes, asparagus and apples for US retailers and customers. the group said.

Apeel’s supplier network partners include:
 
Avocados

- Del Monte
- Eco Farms
- Del Rey
- Horton Fruit Company
- RV Aguacates
 
Asparagus

- Alpine Fresh
- Beta
- Farm Direct Supply
- La Venta
 
Limes

- SiCar Farms
 
Organic Apples

- Olympic/Sage Fruit

“Apeel’s supplier network allows us to connect with retailers and other companies who look to technology for solutions that deliver superior products, increase profits and reduce our environmental footprint,” said Gordon Robertson, chief revenue officer at Apeel Sciences. “We’re proud and honored to stand with this incredible network of industry leaders who are shaping the future of food.”

Apeel’s expansion into the asparagus, lime and apple categories builds on the company’s success with avocados at retailers including Kroger and Harps, and Apeel’s technology continues to demonstrate a greater than 50 per cent reduction in food waste at the retail level.

In shipping trials from Peru into the US and Europe, Apeel Asparagus demonstrated nearly 50 per cent less water loss in refrigerated and ambient temperatures, adding enough shelf life to enable new transportation modes.

Apeel Limes’ performance results are equally compelling with an average shelf life extension of 3x and 60 per cent reduction in mass loss.

“Together, we have taken the idea of eliminating food waste and collectively engineered a comprehensive programme that delivers on that mission, every day, while enhancing the consumer experience when it comes to enjoying ripe avocados,” said Mike Wise, president, The Horton Fruit Company. “We look forward to being a part of this evolution and providing shoppers with even more choices of fresh, Apeel treated produce, in the future.”

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