Retailers show interest in fresh produce packaging innovations

11/29/2011 03:18:00 PM
Tom Burfield

He said he has used display shippers for cranberry mix, nut displays and lemon and lime juices.

“We can use the shipper displays and not take up room from our normal sets,” he said.

Pagano receives some apple dips in display shippers at Inserra ShopRite stores, but he uses them sparingly so they won’t get in the way of shoppers.

“You’ve got to make sure they don’t clutter up the aisle,” he said.

Reusable plastic containers may be the darling of the club stores, but some smaller chains still are trying to adapt to them.

“We’re in the testing stage,” Durham said.

Before committing to them, he wants to make sure they’re sustainable through the chain’s logistics system all the way to store level.

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