Packers who think they’re saving money with two-layer packs may be surprised by our findings. We’ve crunched the numbers and, per
pound of fruit, the single-layer Euro actually costs us 24% less than two-layer packs! Here’s why:
- Single-layer boxes have a better fruit-to-packaging ratio than two-layer boxes, so each shipment contains more fruit
- Single-layer boxes always reach the truck’s maximum payload, delivering more fruit per freight dollar
- Single-layer boxes don’t need the expensive padding required by two-layer boxes, since there’s no fruit-on-fruit contact
- Fruit packed in single-layer boxes can be quickly and efficiently tray-labeled with no re-boxing required, all with a 90% sticker rate and an attractive, uniform result
- Packers using two-layer boxes usually avoid expensive re-boxing by labeling fruit on the sizer, which has a low sticker rate that costs the retailer in mis-rings at the register
When you count the cost, you’ll see why we count on single-layer Euro boxes.