Walmart's List of Produce Growers Shipping Wood Grain RPCs Expands by Three
RIVERSIDE, CA - Walmart’s list of major produce growers shipping with Polymer Logistics’ wood grain-style reusable plastic containers (RPCs) has expanded by three.
Moonlight Companies, Agroexport LLC / Villita Avocados, and Wawona Packing Co. will now be using the more farm-styled RPCs, joining companies like Grimmway Farms, Calavo Growers, Pure Hothouse Foods, Gerawan Farming, and Bee Sweet Citrus.
“We see the many benefits of the newly designed Polymer Logistics wood grain RPC, not only in food safety and product damage reduction, but also in sales and merchandising of the fruit we grow. It’s a great program that we’re happy to support,” Holli Buller, Sales at Moonlight Companies, said.
Ben Vived, Sales Manager at Wawona Packing Co., added in a press release, "We've been collaborating with Walmart and Polymer Logistics on the launch of the new wood grain RPCs. The process has been very smooth and the service from Polymer Logistics has been outstanding. Custom packaging is a specialty of Wawona's. Joining forces with Polymer Logistics was a natural fit.”
The retailer is currently converting many of its produce apartments to the wood grain RPCs across the U.S., an aesthetic addition to the newly redesigned formats for fresh that it previously announced going into 3,300 stores.
"We are pleased to be working with such a great group of growers to back Walmart's innovative new produce merchandising effort. We see wood grain RPCs expanding very quickly within the Walmart supply chain and beyond to other retail customers," said Gideon Feiner, CEO of Polymer Logistics, in the release.
Polymer Logistics’ VP of Sales, Tony Mosco, added that the company's operations group is working hard to keep up with the demand as customers continue to sign up for the RPC program at a rapid pace. “The feedback we've been receiving is that the quality of our containers and our comprehensive customer service offering is attracting new growers across the country."
Walmart currently plans to have the design in several of its latest fresh produce department designs by November of this year.