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Food Logistics Magazine Names The Kennedy Group to its 2013 Top Green Providers List

Cleveland, Ohio (July 12, 2013) – Food Logistics, the leading trade publication covering the food and beverage supply chain, included The Kennedy Group in this year’s Top Green Providers list. The announcement, made on June 17, praised Top Green Providers for focusing on sustainability in the global food supply chain by exceeding industry standards in their respective market sectors.

The Kennedy Group, a leading provider of labeling, packaging, and identification solutions, was recognized for the company’s Original Placard Label Holder. Food Logistics identified The Kennedy Group for leadership in sustainability in the areas of Material Handling Systems and Pallets, Packages, and Containers.

Reusable packaging systems are a leading solution for waste reduction in the food and beverage industry. As part of The Kenned Group’s Sustainable Solutions product line, the patented Placard Label Holder perfectly complements reusable packaging applications. It is ideal for labeling and relabeling reusable containers and pallets, as well as racks and shelving.

“The self-adhesive placard label holder is designed to permanently adhere to reusable packaging,” James Ward, Director of Marketing for The Kennedy Group, explained. “This allows labels to be applied and removed as often as necessary, while keeping containers neat and clean.”

When not using the Placard Label Holder, labels build up on reusable packaging, causing a disruption in the supply chain. Whether done in-house or by third-party providers, containers and pallets are taken out of circulation for cleaning and removing unwanted labels. Kennedy’s Placard Label Holder also eliminates the use of harsh chemicals to remove adhesive build-up during cleaning.

Over 250 distributors and 2,000 customers worldwide use The Kennedy Group’s Placard Label Holder to keep containers uncluttered, and to help ensure accurate and readable labels that minimize misidentification and shipment errors.

Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics, stated that, in addition to food producers and manufacturers, sustainability has become critical to other players in the global food supply chain. “This year’s Top Green Providers list includes transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, software and technology companies, and others who recognize that incorporating sustainable practices leads to more efficient, ethical, and profitable organizations,” Sowinski noted.

The Kennedy Group is included on a list that honors internationally recognized companies such as Butterball LLC, Dole Refrigerating Company, Inc., and United Natural Foods, Inc., to name a few

Sustainable Solutions from The Kennedy Group

Kennedy’s Sustainable Solutions product line features environmentally friendly labeling, packaging and identification products that promote recycling and sustainability to protect the environment.

The Placard Label Holder from The Kennedy Group is just one example of the company’s commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment.

Bottle-to-Bottle Labels – Address label, adhesive, and ink requirements for food-grade recycling.

Thin-Film Labels – Allow more labels per roll, minimizing waste and reducing weight.

Linerless Labels -- Address the environmental and economic impact of pressure-sensitive liner waste.

Flexible Packaging – Lightweight packages made with thin-gauge material provide waste reduction, resource conservation, and lower transportation costs. 

The Kennedy Group
38601 Kennedy Parkway
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
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