Oppy, Avoworks, and Eco Farms Introduce Sustainable Packaging Offering and Two New Items; Rodrigo Lopez and Pedro Somarriba Detail
CHINO HILLS, CA - We here at ANUK love seeing successful partnerships continue to grow, and Oppy is doing just that with Avoworks and Eco Farms. The robust avocado partnership, which began in 2022, has now grown with the launch of its compostable avocado pack and new value-added products.
“We’ve built strong synergy and vertical integration between our companies, resulting in a more reliable and consistent supply chain, and with a stronger grower base than we’ve ever had before,” said Rodrigo Lopez, Oppy’s Director of Citrus and Avocados. “Avoworks also brings in state-of-the-art facilities with high-tech lines, unlike anything I’ve seen in the business. Together, we focus on providing consistent, top-quality products year-round for our customers, with innovation and sustainability at the forefront.”
This innovative packaging is set to revolutionize the industry by providing an eco-friendly alternative. Different from other compostable options which can only be broken down effectively within industrial facilities that require intensive energy processes, this pack is certified for backyard compost. Both its netting and label are made with cellulose sourced from beech wood that can decompose in as little as 12 weeks.
“This pack is a total game-changer. It’s an easy-to-adopt solution that checks all the boxes,” said Avoworks President Pedro Somarriba. “Our future depends on innovations like this for many reasons: Environmental impact, resource conservation, waste reduction, wildlife protection, and beyond. Not to mention, customers are pushing for change now, preferring to partner with those that offer an environmentally safe packaging program or a plan to implement one.”
In addition to the 100 percent home compostable pack, the group is also introducing two value-added products: Frozen avocado blend and halves. The blend is a purée with sea salt and lime, along with hand-scooped avocado halves with the skin and pit removed. As noted in the release, these items offer consumers an optimal avocado experience with carefully selected high-quality avocados that cater to various culinary needs and are positioned well for foodservice customers.
The new offerings will be available in the market by the end of the year. Oppy, Avoworks, and Eco Farms look toward expanding their partnership to best serve customers across North America.
Visit Oppy booth #2239 at the International Fresh Produce Association from October 20 to 21 to view and sample these latest innovations.
You just might spot the ANUK team rolling around, so be sure to say hi!