Branch Leads Industry Sustainability: Offers Eco-Friendly Corn Trays

October 8, 2018
By: Jen Velasquez

South Bay, Fla. - October 8, 2018 - Branch: A Family of Farms continues leading the category through the use of new eco-friendly corn trays. These new compostable trays are available to customers for  the company's year-round corn program.

In an effort to be more sustainable in all of its farm practices, Branch explored various eco-friendly packaging options. The new trays are moisture-proof, microwaveable and one hundred percent compostable - and since taking care of the environment in small ways for generations to come is at the core of the founding principles at Branch, the addition to its packaging supply made sense.

The new trays are also the perfect solution for retailers looking to offer customers more green solutions through their purchases. According to the annual EcoFocus trend study, of the general grocery shopper population in 2018, those considered "Responsible Packaging Shoppers" (an emerging, trend-setting segment of shoppers consciously making their purchasing decisions on packaging material) now make up 59 percent. This number has increased 16 percentage points from 43 percent in the past five years.

"We are committed to providing our customers with solutions to rising consumer demand, and in this case it meant an environmentally-friendly packaging solution," said Brett Bergmann, president of Branch. "Three years ago we introduced our sustainer carton which replaced wire-bound boxes and today we are excited to offer our eco-friendly corn tray program. Our existing customers have received this item extremely well and we look forward to growing the program in the months and years to come."

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About Branch
Since 1957, our founding principles still drive us at Branch: integrity, quality, service, - a commitment to our industry and the sustainability of our environment. As a family owned and operated business, we are a premier grower, packer, shipper of sweet corn in the United States also offering our customers green beans, leafy greens, radishes and celery.