Tag Archives: postharvest

Incredible Quality in Fresh Amarillo® Hops Received One Week After Harvest Via Ground Shipment in RipeLockers 

Seattle, WA, September 13, 2022 – Normally, brewers located within one day of driving distance from where fresh hops are grown rush to pick up fresh hops within hours of harvest and plan to brew within twelve hours after pickup. Brewers located beyond one day’s driving distance are forced to air freight the hops. RipeLockers […]

Promising Results in USDA Disinfestation Trials Using RipeLockers to Control Spotted-Wing Drosophila

Seattle, WA, September 6, 2022 – RipeLocker broadens the use of its innovative system for senescence control and decay suppressant of perishables, to eliminate invasive fruit flies without the application of postharvest fumigants such as methyl bromide or required cold treatments at the port of loading. Disinfestation trials are being conducted by RipeLocker’s research partners […]

CEO, George Lobisser Pulls Back the Curtain on RipeLocker’s Features, Advantages, and Benefits

SEATTLE, WA – When a new technology hits the market in our industry, the big question is: Will this just add to the costs on our income statement, and what exactly is the ROI? Fair, very fair—especially during a moment in time when inflation is a constant concern and the cost of doing business only […]

Sorbatto Fresh to Scale Up RipeLocker Container Use – RipeLocker Containers Created Value from Otherwise Wasted Fruit

Seattle, WA—January 24, 2022— RipeLocker, an innovator in extending the postharvest life of perishables ramps up commercial sales of its containers to Sorbatto Fresh (formerly Blueberry Hill), an early adopter of the technology. As a heatwave hit Eastern Washington over the summer, it effected the blueberry harvest and flooded the market with fruit that yielded lower […]

What’s Being Done to Tighten Up the Supply Chain in the Food Industry

The current state of postharvest, as is often the case, revolves around three food issues — safety, quality, and waste. And then there is the current state of the world. “All these pressing issues in our pandemic world are accelerating investment in innovations for the postharvest packinghouse,” Ernest “Boomer” Cardinale, U.S. Director of Marketing and […]