Matt Stillwell

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New Zealand Prime Minister pushes “Go” on Spectrim to start the kiwifruit season

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 2:03:48 PM

On the 23rd of March, Prime Minister Bill English officially opened EastPack’s new ‘super grader’ in Te Puke, New Zealand ahead of the start of this year’s kiwifruit harvest. The Washer Road site now has the largest automated kiwifruit grading and sorting line in the world, with 14 lanes and the ability to pack 100,000 trays per shift. This provides EastPack with capacity to pack more than 40 million trays of fruit across the business.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim

A Time for change: Technology in the fresh produce industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 2:02:18 PM

The fresh produce industry is facing challenges that only technology can help resolve. In an age where we’re all technology adopters, we barely bat an eyelid at the incredible technological achievements humans are making globally. But when we stop to take a look, we’re making huge advancements in all areas and the fresh produce industry is certainly no exception.

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Topics: Spectrim, sorting technology

Compac and Tomra exhibiting together at Hort Connections 2017

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 2:01:11 PM

Compac and TOMRA will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017 on 15 - 17 May, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This show is exciting as it’s the first of two great things - it’s the first time PMA and AUSVEG have united to deliver a joint industry conference and trade show, and it’s also the first time Compac and Tomra have shared a booth in Australia.

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Topics: Tradeshow

Repackers are faced with changing customer demands

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 3, 2017 4:20:36 PM

Fresh produce contributes a healthy 30-60 percent of total grocery spending. It boosts foot traffic, drives strong brand equity and is a key differentiator for retailers competing in both physical and digital marketplaces.

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Topics: Repack, sorting technology

The 4 drivers of consolidated supply chains

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 3, 2017 4:20:11 PM

Your business thrives on the fast turnaround of complex and rapidly changing orders for a huge variety of customers, produce types and packaging requirements.

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Topics: Automation, sorting technology

The big squeeze: opportunities and challenges facing the fresh produce industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 3, 2017 4:19:44 PM

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Repacker.

You’re already operating a large Repack business that is taking advantage of new growth opportunities created by more sophisticated consumers, new technologies and converging supply chains.

But you know that to survive, thrive and get ahead of competitors, you’ll need to transform your business to become more agile, profitable and responsive.

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Topics: Repack

Fruit for future generations – sustainability is great for business

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Jan 25, 2017 5:17:10 PM

Businesses across the globe are focusing on sustainable practices as a cornerstone for future growth. Building efficiency, minimizing waste and maximizing resources are time-tested business methodologies which are taking on new meaning as the state of our planet’s health becomes clearer.

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Topics: Customer Story, Sustainability

Make the most of exhibiting at a tradeshow (top 10)

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Jan 25, 2017 5:16:38 PM

When your company exhibits at a tradeshow it’s an investment both financially and of valuable resources. To ensure you get the most from this investment it pays to do your research and fully utilize the opportunity.

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Topics: Marketing, Tradeshow

Titan Farms: The recognized benchmark for quality in the peach industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 21, 2016 8:31:17 AM

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Gentle Handling, Data, Sizer, Integration

Zespri is in the big league

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 7, 2016 9:34:21 AM

Zespri has taken our humble kiwifruit to new levels. Within 20 years they have grown to become a global fruit marketing powerhouse, competing in the leagues of established brands like Dole, Chiquita and Sunkist and is now, impressively, the number one fruit brand in Spain.

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Topics: Marketing