TOLLESON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Everkrisp Vegetables, Inc., a leading produce grower and shipper, today announced the expansion of its relationship with CHEP, the world’s leading pallet and container pooling company. Everkrisp now ships most of its green onions, cabbage, turnips, cilantro, mustard greens and red potatoes to supermarkets, distributors and wholesale clubs across the USA and Canada on CHEP pallets.
Everkrisp previously used limited-use white wood pallets but experienced poor pallet quality leading to product damage and higher transportation costs. The CHEP program is alleviating these challenges and helping drive improvements in productivity.
Mike Etchart, Vice President at Everkrisp, said: “CHEP consistently provides us with high quality shipping platforms and makes the job of managing the pallet program much easier. They are an important part of our distribution, logistics and sustainability strategies.”
Everkrisp is working with its trading partners to reduce all unessential supply chain costs. The company has pledged to run its operations in a sustainable manner. CHEP provides the most environment-friendly shipping platform available.
Based on third-party life-cycle inventory analysis findings, through its use of the CHEP pooling system as opposed to limited-use white wood pallets, Everkrisp is reducing solid waste generation by more than 400,000 lbs. each year, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 58 percent and saving enough energy to power 38 homes with electricity for a year.*
Tim Smith, Vice President of Business Development, CHEP USA said: “Everkrisp is among a growing number of companies seeing significant improvements in their product handling processes while having a positive impact on the environment as a result of moving to the CHEP program. We are committed to helping companies in this sector and throughout the perishables space to create new efficiencies and a more sustainable supply chain.”
*Savings based on life-cycle inventory analysis of CHEP USA pallet pooling program conducted by Franklin Associates. The calculation is based on Franklin Associates, Solid Waste Analysis and Life Cycle Inventory of Pallet Systems, 2009 Update.
About Everkrisp Vegetables, Inc.
Everkrisp Vegetables, Inc. is a second-generation family owned and operated business, established in 1972. We provide fresh produce to retail and wholesale markets, nationally and internationally, from our more than 3,000 acre Arizona farm. Everkrisp is continually changing and adapting to stay relevant in an extremely competitive industry.
CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. The company has more than 7,500 employees and operates in 46 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of more than 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage and the automotive industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg's, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World's Most Important Products. Everyday.
CHEP conducts all business in a sustainable manner by:
For more information about CHEP, visit: www.chep.com.