C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. plans to showcase two new products at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention Oct. 26-28 in Anaheim, Calif.

The Eco-Crate is a recyclable crate that is lighter and more efficiently stacked than other crates, and the CantaBella is a melon with sweet orange flesh and a distinct aroma, according to a news release from Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson.

C.H. Robinson to roll out new crate, melonBecause of the patent-pending Eco-Crate’s easy stackability, 30% more crates can be loaded per truckload, compared to other crates. The Eco-Crate also generates less shrink, it’s safer than wood and its labels adhere better than other crates, according to the release.

The CantaBella, developed by Timco Worldwide, a C.H. Robinson subsidiary, is a cross between a conventional cantaloupe and a Charentais, a French melon. In addition to being sweeter than a cantaloupe, the CantaBella has smoother skin, which minimizes food safety risks, according to the release.