As a company increases its use of IFCO Reusable Packaging Containers (RPCs), it sees more efficient handling and use of space as well as a reduction in product damage and food waste.
For example, a supermarket chain using RPCs for just 20% of its five million annual fresh food shipments will save €96.700 – €210.896$110,000 – 240,000 a year. If it converts all its fresh shipments to RPCs, that same supermarket chain would further reduce costs – by an additional €1. – 3.1$1.2 – 3.6 million each year!
Switching from single-use packaging to IFCO RPCs eliminates up to €681$775 million in costs from fresh food supply chains each year.
The IFCO pooling system offers our customers a full-service RPC management solution that helps them save time and money, and reduces waste.
No capital investment or depreciation, plus simpler per-trip pricing plans for all services.
We manage the entire process from delivery to collection, sortation, inspection and sanitization.
No storage required, thanks to just-in-time delivery based on seasonality, promotions and pipeline coverage.
Sharing RPCs helps you save water and fuel, and cuts down on waste to landfill, reducing your carbon footprint.
IFCO RPCs make financial sense for growers and retailers as they are stronger than disposable packaging and protect your produce better. They help cool fresh food faster and keep it in better condition. And when empty, they fold and stack economically, saving space and helping reduce transport and environmental costs.