Packing fresh produce for supermarkets

By 28th January 2014Corporate, Customers

Rush Group has recently started packing sweet potatoes and butternut squash for two major supermarkets in the UK. The reasons for these two high street names using Rush Group are:

  • Continuous price
  • Reliable service, Rush Group has a proven track record in never letting down a client
  • Consistent quality
  • Providing a retail ready product

So how does Rush Group manage to match this criteria? Because the Group has an international network of quality growers and suppliers, from whom Rush Group buy their whole crop, rather than just the segment that interests the supermarkets. This ability to sell a farmer’s entire crop means that Rush Group can buy high quality fresh produce at a far more competitive rate than a supplier who is only interested in buying a particular portion of a crop.

This skill has led to an ever-increasing quantity of sweet potatoes from America and Honduras, and butternut squash from Portugal, South Africa, Argentina, Peru and Honduras filling these supermarkets’ shelves – last week 45,000 x 750g of sweet potatoes alone were ordered. Rush’s expertise also allows them to respond quickly and efficiently to a sudden increase in demand for these vegetables.

Rush Group’s technical knowledge of packing and logistics means that they can provide supermarkets with a seamless service. The Group brings the sweet potatoes and butternut squash in bulk, where they are shipped to our packers. The packers then pack the fresh produce in pre-printed film, on which the date coding and the supply code are printed.

After this process the bags are packed into plastic trays (maxi nest produce trays) and then the trays are loaded onto UDPs and finally onto lorries that take the sweet potatoes and butternut squash to the various supermarket depots, where the quality control takes place.

So if you are looking for a continuous, reliable supply of quality fresh produce at a competitive rate, please contact Sam at Rush Group today.

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