Packaging news from Fresh Produce Journal

Packaging news and analysis for the UK fresh produce business.


Eye-tracking software clocks loose produce shop


Eye-tracking tech is being used to measure loose produce purchases in Waitrose trial

Jersey potato farm L'Etacq

Jersey Royal season gears up with producer power shift


The acquisition of the island’s biggest supplier is one of the sector’s most significant events in years

Sainsbury's cardboard mushroom packaging

Sainsbury’s ditches plastic in own-label mushroom punnets


Supermarket describes move as its biggest-ever single plastics removal

GBC 2023 Cindy van Rijswick audience

Photos: Global Berry Congress 2023


A selection of pictures from Fruitnet’s Global Berry Congress, which brought key players from across the supply chain together at the Beurs-WTC in Rotterdam on 28 November 2023

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FPJ Big 50 Companies 2024 cover for website

FPJ Big 50 Companies 2024 out now


FPJ’s industry bible reveals the biggest and most dynamic companies in UK fresh produce in our comprehensive guide to the sector’s business performance

New berries packs

Fresh Direct cuts plastic waste


Foodservice supplier switches to new paper berry packs to cut 50 tonnes of plastic waste each year

Plastic packaging recycling plant

Packaging firms see chance to build on European waste vote


Following the European Parliament’s vote on new packaging waste management regulations, it now falls to the Council of Europe to push the proposal forward before it is enshrined in law

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European Parliament adopts plan to cut packaging waste


MEPs vote to adopt revised regulations that target single-use plastics and call for more reuse and recycling


New study endorses wood as the most sustainable packaging for F&V


Wooden packaging was the best performer in terms of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, ecotoxicity, and water footprint


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Smurfit Kappa - Isle of Wight Tomatoes

Smurfit Kappa solves punnet problem


New lattice box solves Isle of Wight Tomatoes’ punnet problem, says packaging manufacturer

Fresh loose vegetables

Brits ‘want ban on individually wrapped produce’


Survey indicates consumer support for cutting back on individual product packaging

Ed Ayton (left) and Hugo Lynch are both passionate about sustainability

Abel & Cole: sustainability sticklers


For online organic retailer Abel & Cole, sustainability is much more than a marketing tool. Fred Searle visits the veg box specialist to learn more about its meticulous efforts in environmental and ethical supply

Raquel Aguado Muñoz presented the new certification at Fruit Attraction 2023

Recyclability seal for wooden boxes ‘gives suppliers competitive edge’


Ecowoox label will help suppliers prove sustainability of wooden packaging to shoppers as Fedemco prepares to roll out new certification

Sainsbury's Golden Kiwis

New Golden Kiwi packs launched in Sainsbury’s


Updated packaging offers increased product visibility and ventilation