TAMPA, October 8, 2013
IFCO SYSTEMS, the global leader in Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh products, announced
the line-up of activities at PMA Fresh Summit to be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in
New Orleans October 18-20, 2013. The themes for IFCO’s booth at this year’s show focus on kids
nutrition, fresh produce merchandising and sustainability.
Ratto, who uses IFCO RPCs at his vegetable farm in Modesto, Calif., and Femal will
discuss the impact of reusable packaging on three kinds of waste: cost/labor, product/food and
environmental in the day-to-day produce supply chain from field to retail.
“Ratto Bros. and IFCO Systems are working together to encourage sustainable business
practices throughout the extended produce distribution channels, while making the supply chain
more efficient. This session will feature several examples of how this is effectively being
accomplished now and how it will improve productivity and lower the carbon footprint even
more in the future,” said Femal.