RETAILERS DEBATE MATERIAL FOR PRODUCE CONTAINERS

SAN DIEGO -- In the end, after all the studies, it will be customer acceptance that determines whether reusable plastic containers replace corrugated cardboard in the transportation and merchandising of produce.But before consumers even see RPCs in their favorite store, there is a host of critical internal factors that retailers must weigh in deciding what works best for them."Obviously, reducing

SAN DIEGO -- In the end, after all the studies, it will be customer acceptance that determines whether reusable plastic containers replace corrugated cardboard in the transportation and merchandising of produce.

But before consumers even see RPCs in their favorite store, there is a host of critical internal factors that retailers must weigh in deciding what works best for them.

"Obviously, reducing costs is a goal we all have," noted Al Garner, vice president of produce operat

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