Feb 26, 2020, 08:15 EST
Elkland, United States, Feb 26, 2020, 08:15 /Comserve / -- Tosca, being one of the leading market players offering reusable packaging and supply chain solutions that covers a varied range of markets has made an announcement recently that it is working with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Tosca, being one of the leading market players offering reusable packaging and supply chain solutions that covers a varied range of markets has made an announcement recently that it is working with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., a supermarket chain based in Rochester, United States, wherein, it would be helping Wegmans ship their case-ready meat products in Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) that would be provided by Tosca. By shifting its packaging to RPCs, Wegmans is expected to continue to lead in terms of using sustainable packaging solutions that helps it prevent at least 1 million pounds of corrugated that could enter the supply stream.
Wegmans has been laying increasing focus on lowering of waste, apart from identifying better sustainable packaging alternatives, as part of its commitment towards sustainability. Jason Wadsworth, Category Merchant, Packaging and Sustainability at Wegmans had stated that the company not only believes in ensuring that packaging must be functional and perform according to expectations, but should also be environment-friendly. He further added by saying that, with the shift being made towards adoption of Reusable Plastic Containers, the company is sure to attain its goals of achieving sustainability by helping remove a huge portion of packaging waste.
There are additional benefits such as greater efficiencies in transportation provided by Reusable Plastic Containers, apart from offering sustainable benefits. With RPCs, the opportunity for stacking more items, apart from better cube utilization is possible. This is mainly owing to their higher strength as well as structural integrity of these RPCs. As a result of this, more products for every pallet, in addition to more products for every truck, thereby reducing the number of trucks on road.
According to the CEO and President, Eric Frank, Tosca has been working hard to provide necessary assistance to retailers to help them optimize their supply chain, with reduction in costs being just a part of the puzzle for retailers who are having sustainable goals that are considered to be aggressive. He further added that the company is delighted to enter into a partnership with Wegmans, that he feels will not only help them to attain their goals on sustainable packaging, but also help in reduction of costs related to transportation, apart from reducing shrink as well as enhancing the quality of product at the same time.
Tosca has been one of the market leaders that has been providing various solutions related to reusable packaging as well as supply chain solutions for a wide and varied range of markets that include case-ready meat, cheese, eggs, etc. The RPC system has been designed in a way by which fresh product can be moved in a safe manner from source to the shelf, that can help to reduce shrink and labour costs, apart from maintaining quality of the product and ensuring optimization of supply chain efficiency universally for retailers, growers as well as suppliers.
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