Gourmet Trading Receiving CKF's First Batch of Earthcycle™ Trays
HANTSPORT, NOVA SCOTIA - CKF's acquisition of Earthcycle Packaging in May 2013 is already paying dividends with the announcement that its Earthcycle™ line of agricultural trays are in production at its manufacturing plant in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. This is great news for CKF's long-time client Gourmet Trading, LLC, which will enjoy the first production runs of this key item.
Gourmet Trading, North America’s largest grower-packer of premium asparagus, has been using Earthcycle™ trays in its shipping operations for the last two years. The grower is excited about the prospect of bringing its production much closer to home thanks to CKF.
“We were thrilled when we learned about CKF’s plans to produce in North America,” says Brian Miller, President of Gourmet Trading. “The environmental benefits of the Earthcycle™ line combined with North American manufacturing make it easy for our end consumers to make the sustainable lifestyle choices they are demanding. Also, in buying from CKF, our supply chains are shortened, allowing us to manage our inventory and be sure of product when we need it.”
For its part, CKF is excited about the new opportunities and sustainability advantages Earthcycle™ provides.
“Our decision to invest in the people and the technology to manufacture Earthcycle ™ in Canada further delivers on our sustainability mission,” shared Ian Anderson, President of CKF Inc. “Consumers today have a wider definition of sustainability, one that incorporates socially responsible manufacturing and support of local businesses.”
More than ever before, today's consumers demand that the packaging that accompanies their favorite products be manufactured with the Earth in mind. Thanks to Earthcycle™, CKF and Gourmet Trading are confident that they can stay at the forefront of this trend.
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