French vegetable processor Bonduelle, whose wholly owned subsidiary Bonduelle Fresh Americas markets the Ready Pac Foods brand, has joined three other companies in establishing the B Movement Buliders initiative.
Just over a year ago the Business Roundtable, a nonprofit association of 181 U.S. companies that advocate policy solutions that foster U.S. economic growth, issued a revised statement on the purpose of a corporation.
A “less is more” philosophy has permeated produce packaging in recent years, as companies work to reduce waste. Packages have been designed to contain fewer plastics, thinner films and biodegradable materials.
A successful package-recycling program is a numbers game, according to Jeff Brandenburg, president and primary consultant for the Greenfield, Mass.-based JSB Group LLC and QFresh Lab in Salinas, Calif.
C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Microsoft are working to provide real-time visibility in the supply chain, a partnership that will accelerate innovation in transportation, according to the companies.
University of Florida researchers at the newly created Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Food Systems Institute will work on economically and environmentally sustainable solutions to feeding the world.