Research reveals that 42% of consumers are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies committed to sustainability initiatives and 32% are willing to pay more for products in sustainable packaging. Statistics like these are urging fresh produce brands to take notice, adapt, react, or be left behind.
A leading cause of decreased shelf-life for all potato varieties is greening - a natural discoloration of the potato skin when they are exposed to visible and ultraviolet light for prolonged periods of time. In 2010, Fox Packaging introduced, the Fox Combo Ultra Shield® bag, the first potato packaging solution designed to address the potato greening issue and drastically minimize product loss.
Still haven’t had a chance to read our latest eBook, 7 Global Packaging Trends Set to Transform the Packaging Industry? Don’t worry! We know sometimes you only have time for the condensed version, so we’ve summarized 12 pages of fantastic information down into this quick synopsis of important packaging trends you should know.
If you weren't able to attend the United Fresh Show last month, you may be unaware of a film upgrade we recently rolled out on our patented Stand-Up Combo® bag. Previously made from a proprietary polyethylene blend, we have been working with a film partner to develop a higher performing recyclable alternative that is compatible with existing polyethylene recycle streams without diminished clarity, physical properties, or the waste that laminated or non-recyclable materials create.
Over the last five years, shopper trends and emerging technologies have created an enormous opportunity for fresh produce brands to add value, differentiate, and surprise, delight, and engage shoppers through packaging solutions. Oftentimes those trends and technologies originate outside the conventional produce department and require our industry to think more strategically and creatively about the way we position our products on the store shelf.