Polymer Logistics, a leading provider of retail ready (RRP) solutions, will be showcasing its innovative product range at the brand-new London Produce Show 2014, the first event of its kind to be staged in the UK for the fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industries. Customers are encouraged to stop by Polymer Logistics’ booth, where they will be able to find out more about the company’s latest product highlights, specifically designed for the fresh produce industry: the Market Place crate and the Produce Pallet.
Following its recent and successful launch, the Market Place Crate has been nominated as finalist for a prestigious award within the fresh produce industry: the Freshawards 2014. Organized by FPC (Fresh Produce Consortium), the UK’s fresh produce trade association, and sponsored by the "London Produce Show 2014" itself, the award aims to reward those companies and products that have distinguished themselves within the industry.
The philosophy behind the development of the Market Place crate, designed for retail stores that want to give that market fresh impression, is that the environment, atmosphere and ‘experience’ of a retail outlet can significantly influence a consumer’s purchasing behaviour. The ‘farm fresh’ or ‘market fresh’ perception is undoubtedly helping to drive sales and is high on today’s customer agenda when they shop for fresh produce.
Alongside the Market Place crate, the other highlight from Polymer Logistics displayed and to be officially announced at the exhibition will be the Produce Pallet. Created exclusively for the fresh produce industry, the new Produce Pallet represents a valuable alternative to traditional transport and store solutions enabling customers to operate their businesses more efficiently, economically and therefore more profitably.
Compared to disposable materials, the robust plastic construction guarantees a longer life of the pallet but it also reduces fresh produce damage. It is actually the material from which it is made that represents the main advantage of this new product. Not only is the Produce Pallet washable, which allows for increased hygiene levels, fundamental within the food and fresh produce industry, but the light construction allows just one person to perform handling operations rather than two. What’s more in terms of transport and retail storage the advantages are significant. Compared to wood pallets, the stackable Produce Pallets occupy three times less space, cutting significantly transport costs and the demand of precious storage space.
The Market Place crate and the Produce Pallet are among a variety of products that will be displayed by Polymer Logistics at this year’s London Produce Show. The extensive list of products includes RPCs, bins, crates, dollies and pallets all of which represent across the board innovation in all retail categories and are a direct example of Polymer Logistics’ focus on innovation that will make a real difference in the market place.