Result Group has won the World Packaging Organisation’s (WPO) 2023 WorldStar Award in the fresh fruit and vegetables category for its pioneering work on the Australian Table Grapes Traceability Pilot. The Australian Table Grapes Traceability Pilot was one of the largest traceability and authentication projects deployed in Australia.
To help grape growers connect with consumers and supply chains, as well as improve consumer safety and quality standards, the Melbourne-based company developed an industry-customised traceability platform. This was supported by a label printing and management programme, NiceLabel, as well as process automation and scanning technologies, designed to collect end-to-end shipping data. More than 840,000 units of table grapes, including bunch bags, clamshells, and cartons, have been labelled with a unique serialised QR code, further enhanced with the use of GS1 Digital Link standards and exported to over 15 markets in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim was to sell more Australia table grapes by proving authenticity and provenance.
Result Group was selected from among the 488 entries from 41 countries. Michael Dossor, Result Group general manager, said the pilot’s success was the result of collaboration: “Winning the award is very humbling and a great recognition for our hard-working and dedicated team. Collaboration with current system vendors and developing interoperable protocols is always a challenge and requires trust and respect. The upside, it opens up new opportunities in the traceability sector, as we continue to strive to further innovative solutions in the Australian market. We couldn’t have done it without our partners, the Australian Table Grape Association, Agriculture Victoria, Perfection Fresh Australia, and GS1 Australia, so this is a joint triumph.”