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Packaging news and analysis for the UK fresh produce business.

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Asia Fruit Logistica heads back to Hong Kong


Asia’s premier fresh fruit and vegetable trade show returns to AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September 2023

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Wrap names Sebastian Munden as new chair


Previously executive VP and general manager of Unilever UK & Ireland, Munden sees the climate action group as key to the fight against climate change


Driscoll’s Russell Allwell discusses Berry Gardens takeover


Exclusive interview: Efficient berry production, better sales and new exports are all part of Driscoll’s plans for UK grower cooperative Berry Gardens, group’s EMEA managing director Russell Allwell tells the FPJ 

Introducing more reusable packaging is part of the solution

‘Packaging status quo is a catastrophic option’


Comment: Continued resistance to change in food and drink packaging will mean mutually ensured environmental destruction

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Global Berry Congress makes impressive return


Retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Delhaize, ICA and M&S among those who attended the leading event for the global berry business

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Supply chain cost pressures remain


While raw material prices have dropped, other high inputs will keep the cost of pallets and packaging high, Fefpeb has said

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Uncover new berry trends at Global Berry Congress 2022


Fruitnet’s annual event for the international berry business returns to Rotterdam on 15 November

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MPs seek ban on plastic waste exports


Westminster’s EFRA Committee calls for ban on all UK plastic waste exports from 2027

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A sustainable business


Despite the many challenges facing the fresh produce industry, Sofrupak is working hard to stay ahead in sustainable packaging

James Couldwell has prior experience at the company

Ulma Packaging UK appoints new MD


James Couldwell returns to company after two years away to replace long-standing MD Chris Pickles at the helm


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The SPA Airlite punnet is designed to maximise fruit quality

Angus Soft Fruits in sustainable packaging first


Company becomes Britain’s first berry supplier to import strawberries using new SPA Airlite punnet

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Camposol reports good progress on blueberries


Increased volumes from Peru and Mexico and new proprietary premium varieties place company on secure footing

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Zespri switches to compostable labels in European markets


Move is part of marketer’s efforts to ensure that all of its packaging is 100 per cent recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025

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Learn from the best at Global Berry Congress 2022


Hear from the industry’s leading players in Rotterdam on 15 November, and learn how the berry category will change in a post-pandemic world

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UK plastic tax registrations rise


UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) registrations rise as fresh deadline looms, packaging data services provider reports