Business updates: North Carolina sweet potatoes - The Packer

Business updates: North Carolina sweet potatoes

10/16/2013 11:13:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

The Giro machinery includes the capability of packing 10-pound bags, said Charlotte Vick, partner.

During the past season, Vick Family Farms added new labels.

Vick Family Farms also recently introduced its Carolina Gold label for domestic shipments.

It offers its 6-kilogram Carolina Gold cartons and Pure Gold cartons for exports.

Last fall, the operation introduced its Grande Gold label for jumbos. The company previously packed the large sweet potatoes in a standard industry box top, Vick said.

Wayne E. Bailey improves packaging

Wayne E. Bailey Produce Co. has installed bagging equipment to provide for complete overwrapped product.

In June, the Chadbourn, N.C.-based grower-shipper replaced its three bagging machines with new ones that can overwrap bags.

In the past, Wayne E. Bailey packed in bags that were overwrapped only on the top headers.

With the Giro-style packaging, the company can do full wraps, said George Wooten, president.

In other news, in August, Wayne E. Bailey launched a bag for Canadian retailers.

The overwrapped 3- and 5-pound bags include Canadian-style recipes and other product information in French through the company’s We Be Yammin’ label.

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