Board Converting News, September 27, 2021

GPI’s ProducePack Reduces Customer’s Apple Defects

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Atlanta, Georgia based Graphic Packaging International’s ProducePack, a sustainable paperboard range of pack- aging designed for fresh produce applications, is proving to be an effective and user-friendly solution to preserving fruit for Michigan apple distributor BelleHarvest. Following its successful launch earlier this year, Pro- ducePack was introduced for BelleHarvest’s three most popular apple varieties, Fuji, Honeycrisp and Gala. Fea- turing an upright structure to protect the delicate apples while enhancing branding opportunities by increasing bill- boarding space, ProducePack is a 100 percent recyclable packaging solution. In addition, the carton’s striking de- sign, with its convenient quick “grab & go” carry handle, has been attracting attention in the produce aisle.

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Angela Sommers, Marketing Director at BelleHarvest, said, “We care greatly about our effect on the environ- ment, so we are excited to lead the way in evolving our packaging in the apple category and respond to consumer demands for a paper-based alternative to plastic.” “We are therefore delighted to report that ProducePack has led to a greater than 15 percent reduction in apple de- fects while stored in refrigeration, keeping our fruit in the best condition for longer,” continued Sommers. “The pack- aging material and fruit held up exceptionally well in transit and refrigeration, reducing the possibility of shrinkage and packaging waste. This is an excellent achievement in such a short space of time! Our partnership with Graphic Pack- aging is proving to be a great success in our ongoing mis- sion to protect both the environment and our nutritious, flavorful apples.” BelleHarvest’s sustainable apple packaging recently received one of four wins for Graphic Packaging in the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ AmeriStar Awards 2021. Awarded under Saves Food–Agriculture, the win- ning BelleHarvest pack was a first for the fresh produce category. Jackie D’Ambrosio, Senior Manager, New Product De- velopment – Omnichannel at Graphic Packaging, said, “We are extremely pleased that our innovative range is producing such impressive results for BelleHarvest. This

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