Board Converting News, July 26, 2021

Study: Surge In Online Grocery Sales To Impact Fresh Produce Box Market Suppliers of fresh produce corrugated boxes and other types of produce packaging will see lasting benefits from the surge in online grocery delivery and pickup orders seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Freedonia Group analysis. Not only are consumers who used online services to buy produce for the first time during the pandemic more likely to use them again going forward, growth in e-com- merce sales of fresh produce is expected to accelerate sharply through 2024 (albeit from a small base) due to: • Improving technology, especially in same-day delivery services • The presence of large purveyors such as Amazon • A populace that prizes convenience but also wants to avoid processed food As e-commerce sales of produce grow, there will be a need for standardized packaging that maintains brand quality through the shipping process but that also stream- lines distribution. However, selling fresh produce online has many challenges, including higher logistics require- ments, shorter delivery times, and the need for controlled temperatures and atmospheres to ensure very perishable produce remains of high quality. Visit to order the report.

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July 26, 2021

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