GLOBALG.A.P. launched new GGN Label
Barakat offers over 1,500 healthy items and sustainable goals in 2021
The world largest manufacturer of non-preserved fresh juices increases its sourcing programme from local growers, multiplies its healthy innovations and customises its product assortment.
It is that time of the year again when resolutions abound – like a fresh, healthy start! “Make good on this resolution with Barakat’s fresh juices, cut fruits, healthy shots, ice pops and more,” said managing director, Kenneth D’costa.
‘Supply, Support and Sustain’: for better future supply chains
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions are co-creating a unique news-style content series ‘Supply, Support and Sustain,’ exploring the profound challenges and remarkable opportunities and innovations taking place in the changing landscape of the global procurement and supply management profession. Launching at CIPS Conference on 26-27 October 2020 the programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring CIPS members and professional partners.
Sainsbury's commits to £1 billion to become Net Zero by 2040
UK retailer Sainsbury’s has issued a pledge that its operations will become Net Zero in line with the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement, and a decade ahead of the UK Government’s own target. The project will focus on reducing carbon emissions, food waste, plastic packaging, water usage and increasing recycling, biodiversity and healthy and sustainable eating Sainsbury’s will work collaboratively with suppliers and will ask suppliers for their own carbon reduction commitments.
Organic food sales surpass $100 billion
With organic demand rising across the world, markets are changing as large-scale retailers push for greater market share and seek to outdo one another to establish their green credentials.
Edeka to stock citrus with Apeel technology
The Edeka Group is extending its commitment to fighting food waste by using the innovative “Apeel” technology not just to protect its avocados but also oranges and clementines. Apeel produce has a protective layer consisting of plant-based materials that slow down water loss and penetration by oxygen – two main factors contributing to decay of fresh fruit and vegetable products.
Ecuador to launch ‘Premium and Sustainable’ brand at Fruit Logistica 2020
Launching event in Ecuador.
The trade show’s Partner Country will bring its largest and most diverse delegation yet, featuring senior government dignitaries and 38 produce grower-exporters across a 600m2 pavilion.
Ecuador's Minister of Agriculture, Mr Xavier Lazo, will launch the ‘Ecuador: Premium And Sustainable’ fresh produce brand at Fruit Logistica 2020, during the Latin American country’s biggest-ever participation at the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable trade fair, on 5-7 February 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
Two Major Innovations for Ecofriendly Exotic Fruit and Vegetable Packaging
Action on plastic pollution: an environmental emergency
According to an Ellen MacArthur Foundation study, "the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight)." In response to that environmental emergency, the Environment and Community Ministry launched France’s National Plastics Pact on 21 February 2019.
Target: 60% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in 2022 and 100% in 2025.