The produce industry is deep into an important re-examination of its shipping container systems, and is discovering that sometimes the package itself can be more crucial than what's inside it. On its face, the issue is whether returnable packages make more sense than disposable ones for cost efficiency, and if so, what would need to be done to make the switch to returnable systems orderly. Through a task force led by the Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del., representatives from every ...

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