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Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions, will exhibit its effective product solutions for fresh produce at Fruit Logistica 2016; held between 3-5 February 2016 in Berlin.
Show’s attendees are encouraged to visit the company’s booth (Hall 21 / C-04) to discover more about Polymer Logistics’ latest product launch of its Wood-Look display stand and extension to its successful range of Market Place crates. Following pilots, customer satisfaction surveys and acceptance of the Market Place crates within international chains including Wal-Mart and Carrefour, Polymer Logistics has created its new display stand for retailers looking to develop an upscale fresh market-look across stores. The display stand is designed for all RPC types as well as cardboard.
Polymer Logistics joins over 2,700 exhibitors at the Messe Berlin grounds for the prominent event for the fruit and vegetable trade that has run there since 1993. Here, more than 65,000 visitors annually experience a wide-ranging display of the latest innovations, products and services in the international supply chain industry.
Among the new products that Polymer Logistics’ will introduce at its stand is its extended assortment of Market Place reusable plastics crates (RPCs), with five different size dimensions available. Having debuted at Fruit Logistica 2014, the Market Place crate has transformed fresh produce aisles with its market-fresh appearance. A new half-size 400x300 mm crate is now being launched, sharing the foldable, stackable and easily transportable characteristics that already define the range and significantly benefit retailers.
Also premiering at Fruit Logistica 2016 will be a new Wood-Look display stand, a modular system designed to support Polymer Logistics’ RPCs and create a unified store appearance. Food retailers will find that the new stand can be stacked specifically for store requirements and assembled straightforwardly for easy installation and relocation – with its “snap locks” design, no tools are needed for assembly and the option of interlocking clips mean that adjacent columns can be locked in place for stability. Its tilted plinth display creates easier reach to the back row of the crates for both stockers and customers, and the closed unit, preventing items falling down into the stand, reduces the need to dismantle it for cleaning. For food retailers that want to integrate the stand with the Market Place crates from Polymer Logistics to complement their displays, it has a compatibility with both the 600x400 mm and new half-size 400x300 mm RPCs. Furthermore, with the option of housing mixed crate sizes, the display stand is able to accommodate a combination of various crates from different suppliers as well as cardboard.
With its extended selection of Market Place products, Polymer Logistics offers visual merchandising solutions for food retailers. The distinctive “fresh from the field” appearance, in contrast to typical, industrial-look crates, is advantageous to the perception of a store. At a time when it is known that shrewd and savvy shoppers are driven by price, a differentiation in store displays can allow retailers to remain competitive. A switch towards a market fresh impression, without compromising on hygiene, cost and environmental impact, through Polymer’s Market Place range instils in the consumer a perception of fresh and local produce.
Additionally, with fresh produce often being located at the front of stores, a more appealing display would only drive foot traffic for an outlet, thereby benefiting the store and exponentially enhancing total sales. Visitors to Fruit Logistica 2016 will have the opportunity to see how the new combination of Polymer Logistics’ eye-catching products is able to transform both store appearance and operation.
LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Between 2012 and 2015, LPR, one of Europe’s leading pallet pooling providers, reduced its emissions of CO2 from 672 to 576 tonnes, in line with Coca-Cola Enterprises’ CSR policy. This equates to a decrease of 15%.
With environmental issues at the heart of its business model, LPR looked specifically at the optimisation of its pallet transport flows to reduce its carbon footprint. In line with collecting, sorting, repairing and delivering one million pallets a year to the Coca-Cola bottling plants in the south of France, LPR created a strategic plan to improve its C02 emissions.
The company implemented three measures focused on reducing emissions to ensure goals were met. The main areas targeted over the three years were pooling of transport resources, a better management of return flows and an improved pallet-loading rate. The application of all of these processes enabled LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises to achieve the target they jointly set.
Adrian Fleming, managing director of LPR UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce this significant reduction in CO2 emissions. We’re passionate about caring for the environment and focus on continuous improvement in this area across the business. We used our expertise in this field to ensure we met our targets and it’s great to see the hard work has paid off. It was a pleasure to help a trusted partner achieve something positive and we look forward continuing to improve our carbon footprint in the coming years.”
RPC Sæplast has introduced a new handle for its popular Buggy silent meat cart with improved ergonomics that enhances health and safety in its operation.
The new Smart Handle slots vertically into the existing handles at the back of the Buggy. This increases the height of the handle, making it even easier to move the Buggy around and allowing operators to remain upright
The Buggy has already enjoyed great success in food manufacturing operations. Designed for wet and dry meats and a wide variety of other food products, it is manufactured to the German standard DIN9797 and its low weight (22kg) ensures easy handling, while a pointed slope directs the outflow of product.
The robust triple-wall polyethylene design and one-piece construction is able to withstand harsh conditions and rough handling for long-term reliability. Equally important, the Buggy greatly reduces noise compared to the more traditional stainless steel variants. It can also be specified in four colours, allowing customers to have dedicated Buggies for different areas of production.
The Smart Handle is manufactured in polyethylene and like the Buggy is fully recyclable.