After outstanding results from extensive efficacy trials, RipeLocker embarks on nationwide commercial sales, promotion, and distribution of its disruptive technology to prolong the freshness of post-harvested perishables. First commercially used in July, the containers were deployed to effectively extend the life of post-harvested blueberries and cherries. A major flower grower, who initially participated in earlier trials, is currently using the commercial containers to preserve their fresh cut flowers. RipeLocker has also begun first-time trials on a variety of perishables where to-date there are no post-harvest solutions in the market.
“Moving from the prototype to the actual commercial product was an important milestone for our company and the several growers and packers we have completed efficacy trials with are excited to finally begin using them,” said George Lobisser, founder and CEO of RipeLocker. “Blueberries, cherries and flowers are just the beginning. The power of RipeLocker containers to fundamentally transform how growers and packers store and ship their produce is immense. In addition to reducing food waste, our product benefits the consumer by extending the fresh season as well as delivering a better eating experience.”