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California Giant Conducts Testing on Corrugated Strawberry Clamshells

Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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As people across the country focused on Earth Day earlier this week and how each of us can make a difference, California Giant said it was working behind the scenes conducting field tests on prototype corrugated clamshells for fresh strawberries.

The corrugated strawberry clamshell called Ready-Cycle introduced by Sambrailo Packaging has received attention by many in the industry and California Giant has conducted their own real-world shipments partnering with a key foodservice customer and Sambrailo. The company spent several months working closely with Markon Cooperative testing the two-pound clamshell in the field for shipments to their distributor partners. After some adjustments were made to the container to ensure fruit integrity, a recent test shipment showed positive results, with the customer committed to introducing the container during peak berry season in 2019, it announced.

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