Tampa, Florida – The ten-year partnership between Wiers Farm, a family-owned produce farm in Willard, Ohio, and IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, has delivered tangible economic and sustainability benefits while providing consumers with high quality, nutritious food.
“IFCO is a great partner that helps us meet our marketplace objectives,” said Wiers Farm Partner, Ed Wiers. “Their RPCs are easy to handle. They also protect and cool our product better, have better structural integrity and cost less than other types of produce packaging.”
Wiers Farm uses 1.3 million IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) annually to package, ship, store and display a wide variety of fresh produce, including lettuce, zucchini, squash, peppers, cucumbers, corn, eggplant and greens.
“We are proud of our long-term collaboration with Wiers Farm,” said Daniel Walsh, president of IFCO North America. “Our partnership is based on the shared goal of creating an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective food supply chain that provides families across North America with safe, nutritious, delicious and affordable food, and the results speak for themselves.”
Throughout 2017, IFCO is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company’s founding with a series of announcements, events and a donation of 25,000 € to food banks across Europe and North America. Since its founding, IFCO RPCs been use for 9.5 billion trips, generating $5.2 billion in customer savings, while reducing carbon emissions, water use and solid waste when compared to one-way packaging.