Westmoreland Sales Group Selects IFCO RPCs
Leading Canadian Greenhouse Vegetable Grower chose IFCO for food safety and customer service
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TAMPA, FL January 20, 2015— Westmoreland Sales Group, a leading Canadian greenhouse vegetable grower, has signed a two-year contract with IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh products. Westmoreland is now shipping Topline brand tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers from its distribution centers in Ontario and Michigan to retailers across North America in IFCO RPCs.
Leamington, ON-based Westmoreland cited IFCO's history of excellent customer service and commitment to food safety as the main reasons they selected IFCO to be their RPC provider. Also important were IFCO's proximity to Westmoreland's facilities, ability to respond quickly, and ability to supply RPCs to service the increasing retail demand for Westmoreland's product.
“We are working with IFCO to ensure our Topline products arrive to our retail customers in the best possible condition while lowering costs through the supply chain. The IFCO RPC solution also supports Westmoreland's commitment to the environment by helping to reduce the number of cardboard boxes used." said Brian W. Blommaert, Chief Executive Officer of Westmoreland Sales Group.
IFCO handles all RPC logistics for Westmoreland, from distribution to cleaning to re-entry into the supply chain. After each retail use, IFCO RPCs are folded, collected and shipped back to one of IFCO's service facilities, where they are sanitized and prepared for re-use.
“Westmoreland is a great partner, and we are pleased the company is using IFCO RPCs to deliver high quality product to retailers in the US and Canada. We are constantly developing new solutions to address specific opportunities at companies like Westmoreland, and their move to our program is proof that trading partners and consumers benefit from working toward the common goal of greater service and safety," said Dan Walsh, President of IFCO North America.
Westmoreland Sales Group is a greenhouse vegetable grower based in Leamington, Ontario with offices in Michigan and New Jersey. The company markets tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and specialty vegetables. More information on Westmoreland Sales Group is available at http://www.westmorelandsales.com/.