Letter: Strawberry packaging study lacks real-world proof

02/14/2014 10:22:00 AM
Hillary Femal

Even if one limits one’s view to only the grower’s packaging purchase or rental cost, RPC price stability is a key advantage versus the price variability (always increasing) in corrugate boxes. Grower/packers using RPCs welcome stability as they increasingly must commit to longer term pricing for the retailers they serve.

In summary, the market trend across the globe is increasingly towards RPC in the fresh produce supply chain.

Retailers and growers who use the RPC system daily know the reality of the value it brings, not only from greater efficiency and cost reductions, but lower environmental impact and the delivery of higher quality produce to consumers.

Nothing produced by the CPA has ever been able to counter that fact, including the cited case study.


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