Wakefern Food Corp. is adopting reusable plastic containers in its produce department to improve sustainability and lower costs for customers.
The Keasbey-based retailer-owned grocery co-op announced Aug. 12 that the initiative will maximize supply chain efficiency through better product protection and temperature control.
The containers, which the retailer called “highly-ventilated, foldable and sturdy,” will allow shippers to save time, space and money; and in the warehouse will stack more easily for efficient storage.
“Adopting reusable RPCs is a win for our customers, our suppliers, the environment and Wakefern,” said Robert Zuehlke, manager of corporate social responsibility for Wakefern, in a prepared statement.
“Wakefern is focused on engaging vendors whose products help drive a more sustainable future by reducing the environmental impacts of packaging, food waste, and greenhouse gas emissions,” Zuehlke said.