Sustainability is a topic of growing importance to consumers, and it needs to be prioritized by leaders in the fresh foods industry. However, this is easier said than done.
Sustainability is a complex subject that includes aspects such as packaging, food waste, recycling and the future of plastics. The fresh industry recognizes the importance and is identifying meaningful strategies to make progress. This was clear from a sustainability panel and related breakout sessions at the recent FMI FreshForward conference in Minneapolis.
Emphasizing Collaborative Efforts
Panelist Tom Windish, president of retail, Cargill Protein-North America, emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts to enhance sustainability across the supply chain. He said Cargill is focused on that goal, and suppliers and retailers need to work together to find realistic solutions.
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