Pure Flavor® and IFCO Partnership Ensures Quality, Year-Round Delivery
TAMPA, FL – After six years of collaboration, Pure Flavor®’s partnership has grown with IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to assist in its packaging of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants, establishing the Leamington, Ontario-based company as a year-round fresh produce source for retailers throughout North America.
“IFCO is a valuable partner,” said Packaging Operations Manager of Pure Flavor Jason Veno in a press release. “Not only do they provide us with ‘smart packaging’ that protects and cools our products extremely well, they maximize our operational efficiency by ensuring we have an adequate supply of RPCs year-round, even during peak growing seasons. That predictability means we can continue to serve our customers and their shoppers efficiently, effectively, and on time.”
Pure Flavor looks to IFCO to provide it with more than one million RPCs annually, which package fresh produce in San Antonio, Texas; Romulus, Michigan; and Leamington, Ontario, before being shipped to U.S.- and Canada-based retailers.
“IFCO’s partnership with Pure Flavor® is based on thoughtful collaboration and the shared goal of providing consumers with a constant supply of high quality, safe, nutritious, and affordable produce each and every day,” said President of IFCO North America Daniel Walsh. “Our RPCs are tailor-made for growers like Pure Flavor® that want the best possible efficiency and sustainability for their packaging, and we are proud to work side-by-side with such a visionary company. We are also proud of our presence and expansion in the Canadian marketplace, as well as the supporting infrastructure we have established there to better serve our many Canadian customers.”
To make sure to procure timely delivery of the proper amount and type of RPCs throughout the year, the partnership has also created a forecasting model, tracking Pure Flavor’s produce orders and growing seasons. Some RPCs are harbored on the company’s site to ensure Pure Flavor’s operates with flexibility that assists in managing product flow.
In addition to reducing environmental footprint for both companies, both IFCO and Pure Flavor look forward to continues collaboration to optimize supply chain operations.
To catch up with Pure Flavor and find out all about the company’s greenhouse-grown produce, you can find them at the Southern Exposure Convention & Trade Show in Tampa, Florida, on March 3rd at booth #605.
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