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Mission Jumbos address consumers’ growing use of avocados

Mission Produce, Oxnard, Calif., is launching Mission Jumbos, a pack of larger avocados that addresses the trend of?consumers including more avocados in their diets.

Pandemic spurs greater demand for bagged product

Retail and consumer requests for bagged avocados have been inching upward for the past several years, but the onset of the coronavirus seems to have intensified that demand, grower-shippers say.

Duravant to acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions

Duravant LLC announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Packaging Solutions.

Eco Apples distributed in new Heirloom Discovery Packs

A network of Eco-certified orchards in the Northeast is taking their commitment to environmentally progressive practices to a new level with the introduction of an innovative eco-friendly apple package.?

Smurfit Kappa plan sets goal of net zero emissions by 2050

Smurfit Kappa announced new targets to further reduce its fossil CO2 emissions, including its ambition to reach at least net zero emissions by 2050.

Fresh Energy offers 100% recyclable one-pound medjool date bag

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Atlas Produce and Distribution, Inc. has introduced a 100% recyclable one-pound medjool date bag under their Fresh Energy brand.

Organic produce packaging makes a comeback

The focus on eliminating as much plastic and packaging as possible that permeated the produce industry not too long ago seems to have dissipated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sev-Rend hires new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired James (JC) Nyssen as the company’s Pacific Northwest sales manager.

Supply chain investments needed in labor-saving technology, report says

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the food supply chain, and a new research paper from Resilience360 says investments in labor-saving technology will be needed over the long-term to counter rising costs.

Golden West Packaging makes acquisitions

Golden West Packaging Group, City of Industry, Calif., said it has acquired Berry Pack and Progressive Packaging Group.