PRNewswire- Tosca, a global leader in reusable packaging and pooling announced their partnership with NAFCO, one of the largest seafood suppliers based out of the northeast. NAFCO is currently shipping large finfish in Tosca’s 6419 crate into over 350 stores located on the East Coast. In January, Tosca’s new, smaller 4319 seafood crate will begin shipping in the NAFCO supply chain as well, transporting other products such as smaller filets of fish.
Jeff Pearlman, Vice President at NAFCO, is especially excited about the sustainability benefits RPCs bring to the NAFCO supply chain, “Sustainability is important to our business and we are always looking for ways to make our supply chain more sustainable. RPCs offer the opportunity for us to reduce the use of harmful EPS foam, while still preserving our ability to ship the highest quality products to our retail partners.”
During the trial process at the beginning of their relationship with Tosca, NAFCO wanted to make sure that the product held temperature throughout the supply chain. Tosca tested this by inserting temperature devices into different RPCs in various segments of the supply chain, tracking internal temperature of RPCs carrying seafood as they traveled from the DC to the store. Throughout each trip, the inside of the RPCs and the seafood they carried maintained an average temperature of 34.86 degrees.
Jon Kalin, Chief Commercial Officer at Tosca, is excited about the NAFCO partnership, “NAFCO works really hard to deliver the best quality products they can to their partners. RPCs truly offer them a win-win-win solution by offering their supply chain more sustainability, more efficiency, and more savings without risking product quality in any way.”