Polymer Logistics supplied over 22m wood-look crates in 2016, introducing the product to major retailers in both the US and Europe. The introductory year for these crates has proved very successful, with retailers registering substantial sales increases in their produce departments and a study in Italy indicating a 94% consumer preference for wood-look crates.
“2016 was the year of our wood-look crate solution,” says Gideon Feiner, Polymer Logistics CEO. In response to growing demand, Polymer Logistics opened two new wash plants in the US. in the same year, now totalling five in number. The company also appointed a well-known executive in the produce industry – Fred Heptinstall, as North America CEO of Polymer Logistics to support its expansion, with the company achieving growth of more than 35% in 2016. It continues to make investments and anticipates continued corporate growth in the high 20% in the years ahead.
To complement the success of the wood-look crates, Polymer Logistics developed an in-store wood-look display fixture to create a unified store appearance. The innovative modular wood-look display stand is featured at Fruit Logistica 2017 at Hall 21 / C-04. The easily assembled stand can be customised to meet the needs of specific locations and is fully compatible with 600×400 mm as well as 400×300 mm RPCs. The display stand can also accommodate a combination of various industrial style crates from other suppliers as well as cardboard containers to boost overall produce aisle appearance.
With fresh produce often placed at the front of stores, appealing displays draw in more foot traffic and boost overall store sales. The distinctive “fresh from the field” appearance provides a memorable shopping experience while delivering crucial benefits such as hygiene, as well as lower cost and environmental impact. Visitors to Fruit Logistica 2017 are encouraged to see how the new combination of Polymer Logistics’ eye-catching products can transform both store appearance and operation.