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IFCO signs RPC service agreement with Asda IPL

IFCO SYSTEMS announces, that Asda IPL, one of the leading retailers in the UK has signed a contract with IFCO SYSTEMS to use IFCO’s new banana crate as its standard packaging for their pre-packed bananas. This agreement gives Asda IPL exclusive rights in the UK until April 2012 for the packing of bagged bananas at source.

Over the past 2 years IFCO has developed a brand new crate design for the banana market in close cooperation with the world’s leading banana vendors in line with its strategies to widen the reusable packaging solutions for fresh products.

Darren Surry, Purchasing Manager Asda IPL: "We are pleased to announce the rollout of plastic crates to our Banana category and to work alongside IFCO and the vendors in providing this solution. The reduction in cardboard usage across Asda’s 400 plus stores is a significant step forward in removing card waste and will ensure better merchandising across the fixture, improve case fill and drive better product presentation."

Karl Pohler, CEO of IFCO: "We are very pleased that Asda has chosen to use our banana crate to optimize its supply chain. This encourages us to believe that our new application is perfectly designed to meet the market needs for a cost effective packaging solution to deliver superior quality bananas to the consumer."

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