Five Cool Trends in Display-Ready Containers

The produce industry today expects its packaging to perform a soup-to-nuts range of functions. This is especially true of corrugated, of which some 7 percent of the 386 billion square feet of all U.S. shipments in 2017 is made into display-ready boxes or bins to carry produce, according to data from the Fibre Box Association, headquartered in Itasca, IL. On one hand, growers want the unit to be durable, functional, protect the product and ship it efficiently. Meanwhile, retailers — everyone from box stores to traditional supermarkets — look for sustainability, cost effectiveness, attention-grabbing graphics and the ability to drive sales of what’s inside.

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