Japanese company unveils wrapping machine

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Feb. 23, 2:48 p.m.) TULARE, Calif. Tokyo-based San-Ai Corp. has rolled out an upgraded version of the conglomerate's produce wrapping machine that could eliminate field wrapping of lettuce and other commodities, said

Village Farms sells Ringgold Greenhouse

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Feb. 6, 12:33 p.m.) In its ongoing strategic mission to focus on large-scale greenhouse operations, Vancouver-based Village Farms has sold its Ringgold Greenhouse Facility in Ringgold, Pa.

Sweet Onion Trading rolls out new bag

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Feb. 6, 11:20 a.m.) It took a while, but Barry Rogers will finally get to pack sweet onions from Mexico, Texas, California, Nevada and Washington under his company's Sunbrero Sweets label.

Grape marketing order date changing

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Jan. 20, 2:00 p.m.) In a rule that could ease tensions between Chilean exporters and early season California grape growers that dates back more than two decades, the effective date of California's desert grape marketin

California grower-shippers embracing Railex

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Dec. 17, 2:05 p.m.) DELANO, Calif. The sprawling California facility of Railex LLC, Schenectady, N.Y., sits on the southern fringe of Delano, more than 3,000 miles from the firm's Rotterdam, N.Y. terminal.

Wal-Mart leaves produce out of packaging scoring

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m.) CHICAGO Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., are finalizing plans to take the companies' Packaging Scorecard program international and fine-tune it in coming years, but even do