Additional Walmart produce suppliers roll out wood grain RPCs from Polymer Logistics


Additional Walmart produce suppliers roll out wood grain RPCs from Polymer Logistics

Three additional major produce growers have started shipping to Walmart in wood grain reusable plastic containers from Polymer Logistics.

Agroexport LLC/Villita Avocados, Moonlight Cos. and Wawona Packing Co. join Grimmway Farms, Calavo Growers, Pure Hothouse Foods, Gerawan Farming and Bee Sweet Citrus in using Polymer RPCs to support Walmart’s new produce merchandising program.

Wood grain RPCs from Polymer Logistics are highlighted in the newly redesigned produce departments at Walmart stores across the United States. The retailer is converting many of its produce departments by November 2016 to look like traditional country farmers markets. The ongoing deployment of the wood grain RPCs is providing a uniform merchandising look in stores and has been a core focus for Polymer since trials in Walmart Supercenters in early 2015.

“We are pleased to be working with such a great group of growers to back Walmart’s innovative new produce merchandising effort,” Gideon Feiner, chief executive officer of Polymer Logistics, said in a press release. “We see wood grain RPCs expanding very quickly within the Walmart supply chain and beyond to other retail customers.”

“Customers are signing up for the wood grain RPC program at a rapid pace and our operations group is working hard to keep up with the demand,” Tony Mosco, vice president of sales at Polymer Logistics, added in the press release. “The feedback we’ve been receiving is that the quality of our containers and our comprehensive customer service offering is attracting new growers across the country.”

“We’ve been collaborating with Walmart and Polymer Logistics on the launch of the new wood grain RPCs,” Ben Vived, sales manager at Wawona Packing Co., added in the press release. “The process has been very smooth and the service from Polymer Logistics has been outstanding. Custom packaging is a specialty of Wawona’s, and joining forces with Polymer Logistics was a natural fit.”