Meet the Fox Packaging Product Line

Having options is never a bad thing and understanding your options is a great thing. Navigating flexible packaging and the Best-Practices to Achieve Inspired, High-Impact Packaging Design offers tools which ultimately minimize cost, decrease lead time from production to market, and most importantly, deliver a package that “wows” your customer, turning them into advocates.

Now, understanding what you want your product to look like on your shelf is different than how the package will perform regarding your commodity.

Here’s an introduction to our product line, how we currently serve fresh produce, and how we can assist in transitioning your current packaging program in light of changing retailer criteria influenced by corporate social responsibility agendas.

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Figure 1 J&D Produce's Honey Sweet Onion Bag“Typically, you’ll see 1lb, 2lb, 3lb, and 5lb options in a Fresh Mesh bag style,” shares Jacob Fox, Sales. “Buyers like this bag because it is appeals to small family demographics, we also see a lot of private labels transitioning to Fresh Mesh because although the bag is small, the label still offers ideal space to promote your brand.” For optimal respiration, pack your produce in a fresh mesh bag.

Similar to other designs in our product line, the Fox Fresh Mesh bag uses a Kwik Lok, a bag closure that allows for reuse and rework.

“Rework is a huge benefit, specifically for in-store use. Retailers can train their team to identify a fruit or vegetable that is no longer desirable, remove it, and place the bag back on the shelf. Food safety and cleanliness is always a concern, but with a closure option like Kwik Lok, you are also doing your part in combating food waste.”

Traditional Commodities Served:
Lemons, Limes, Onions, Jalapenos
Weight Range:
1lb up to 15lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Ginger, Nuts, Beans
Automation Solution:
Carousel
Material:
HDPE, RIC #2
Download Information:
Fox Fresh Mesh PDF

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Figure 2 Spice World's Fresh Garlic BagA spin off the Fresh Mesh bag, the Fresh Mesh Wicketed bag features a lip with wicket punches specific for automation. This bag design incorporates a horizontal band, or belly band, that wraps around the middle of the bag and maintains ample space to brand your products with custom graphics and product messaging

“Our Wicketed bag allows the product to respire, letting the commodity breathe as it would naturally, assisting in product life-extension,” adds Aaron Fox, Executive Vice President. “The ability to automate this bag design is a big advantage, as the FSWB3 can pack up to 25 bags per minute.”

Drawtape

There are two closure type options for the Wicketed bag, you could opt for a Kwik Lok or a draw tape. Another advantage of this bag style, as well as the Fox Fresh mesh bag, is the mesh’s ability to withstand heat, and when produced without labels – you get a boil-in-bag, which can be used for crawfish boils or stove-top cooking.

To learn more about our boil-in-bag, email info@foxbag.com

Traditional Commodities Served:
Lemons, Limes, Sweet Potatoes
Weight Range:
1lb up to 15lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Shellfish, Mushrooms
Automation Solution:
FSWB3
Material:
HDPE, RIC #2
Download Information:
Fox Fresh Mesh Wicketed PDF

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Figure 4 Wonderul Citrus' Sweet Scarlett's Grapefruit Bag

Featuring the winning qualities of both poly and mesh, the Fox Fresh Mesh Combo bag offers the combination of a large print area for branding and respiration properties via the mesh – making this bag a win-win for brand owners and retailers alike.

“When we introduced our Combo bag to the market, we received tremendous positive feedback and still appreciate that today,” says Craig Fox, Executive Vice President.

 

On the automation side, the Fox Fresh Mesh Combo bag acts like a poly bag on automatic packing machinery.

“This bag offers great visibility to your brand and message, allowing you to communicate your cause and promote your product through engaging graphics.”

Traditional Commodities Served:
Oranges, Grapefruit
Weight Range:
1lb up to 20lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Bell Peppers
Automation Solution:
FSWB3
Material:
LDPE, RIC #4
Download Information:
Fox Fresh Mesh Combo PDF

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Ultra ShieldIdentifying a pain point is the first step to innovation. The Fox Combo Ultra Shield bag offers a solution by decreasing the amount of UV light absorbed by potatoes, specifically in Russet potatoes, from 33% in a vented poly bag to 8% in a Fox Combo Ultra Shield. 

This technology utilizes a black-white film that acts as a barrier to UV spectrum lights that can trigger greening in potatoes.

“It’s not that these bags protect against potato growth, but that they can keep product on the shelves longer, helping in our goals to feed communities and not landfills”  shares Aaron.

Traditional Commodities Served:
Potatoes
Weight Range:
1lb up to 20lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Bell Peppers
Automation Solution:
FSWB3
Material:
LDPE, RIC #4
Download Information:
Fox Combo Ultra Shield PDF

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Stand UpConstructed of both poly and mesh materials for a functional yet visually appealing product presentation, the patented Stand-up Combo® Bag features a convenient, flat bottom for upright display.

Not only are you seeing an increasing amount of Stand-Up Combo® bags on their shelves, but retailers have expressed great interest in pouch programs for their convenience and branding features.

“There are also sustainability benefits offered through a pouch program, as these applications are light-weight, reducing the carbon emissions exhausted through distribution,” adds Aaron.

Traditional Commodities Served:
Potatoes
Weight Range:
1lb up to 5lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Avocados
Automation Solution:
FSPB2
Material:
LDPE, RIC #4 or HDPE, RIC #2
Download Information:
Fox Stand-Up Combo PDF

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HD Stand UpTo offer a stand-up solution to commodities across the board, the HD-Stand Up sits beautifully on the store shelf while helping your meet sustainability goals.

This offering can also be paired with a mesh window, creating a functional yet aesthetic packaging application which allows a product to naturally respire.

Traditional Commodities Served:
Green Beans,
Weight Range:
1lb up to  5lb
A Packaging Consideration for:
Specialty Bell Peppers
Automation Solution:
FSPB2
Material:
HDPE, RIC #2
Download Information:
HD Stand-Up PDF

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LenoFox Packaging was one of the original Leno convertors, and we are still a top U.S. manufacturer of bulk Leno bags for a wide variety of commodities.

Leno bags have advantages like bulk commodity aesthetics, excellent mechanical properties and chemical composure with an ease in handling & storage while being cost effective.

Leno bags are an ideal packaging solution for fruits and vegetables with respect to shelf life, hygiene, and branding.

Traditional Commodities Served:
Onion, Grapefruit, Cabbage, Firewood
Weight Range:
1lb up to 50lbs
A Packaging Consideration for:
Clean-Up Programs
Automation Solution:
INTEC BC06 + Bag Applier 06
Material:
PP, RIC #5
Download Information:
Leno PDF

 

To be connected with a flexible packaging sales representative, graphic artist or to request samples of our signature Fox Fresh Mesh material and packaging designs, email info@foxbag.com.

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