Customized re-packing is our specialty, which makes splits of almost any configuration possible. Regardless of size or quantity, we are committed to delivering the highest quality with every order.
PPI is an OEFFA-certified packer, which means we also repack and split organic produce. We offer poly bags, Vexar or other biodegradable options and, unlike many packers, we don’t limit splits to specific weights or quantities.
PPI helped pioneer fresh-cut for retail in 1996. We remove the variables that exist when you do it on your own – labor costs, potential contamination, injuries, shrink, and inconsistent quality.
Our expertise in fresh-cut enables us to give you options not always available elsewhere. We can provide you with virtually any size cut of fresh fruits and vegetables and package them to suit your needs. We’ll even do custom blends. We cut everything within 24 hours of shipment, and all of our produce is naturally graded during the process. You always receive 100% fresh, usable product.
Most of the produce for fresh-cut comes directly from growers, but our location near the Cleveland Produce Terminal opens up a wealth of additional options for choosing fresh.
We have dedicated quality assurance personnel to ensure food safety throughout the entire fresh-cut process, from receipt of the raw, fresh produce to the finished product.
The packaging of your products is a direct reflection of your brand. Your package will catch the consumer’s attention just as much as the product inside does.
PPI has worked with some of the most selective retail chains and distributors on customized packaging. We continually fill requests for special lids, customized/private labeling, etc. We also act as co-packers for various companies – anything from repacking tomatoes to making garlic puree!
Our packaging options are extensive. If you can envision it, we’ll do whatever we can to make it happen.
When you choose PPI for your produce needs, you benefit from our entire family of companies. By working with our sister companies to consolidate shipments and organize schedules, we will save you time and reduce your freight costs. That also means delivering the freshest produce to you and your customers as quickly as possible.
Our capabilities make your distribution options practically unlimited. We can palletize your produce to your specifications, load it on the truck the way you ask us to, and schedule deliveries to what works best for your company.
We also excel as a forward distributor for various grower/shippers. Send us your bulk produce to distribute for you, or enlist us as your co-packer for your repack or fresh-cut needs.
Customers have been relying on PPI for years to supply locally grown and organic produce. The relationships our sister company, Sanson, has had with local farmers since 1914 gives us access to an incredible variety of fresh, local and organic produce. In fact, it’s what differentiates us from most other produce companies.
PPI is an OEFFA-certified packer. Our quality control team monitors all sorting, packing and labeling to ensure the highest quality possible. We sort and pack our organics in poly bags, Vexar, corrugated boxes and other biodegradable options, and we accurately label everything to ensure it rings up correctly in the store.
Our family of companies handles the largest volume of local and organic produce between Chicago and New York. We are also proud to support our local famers and the local economy.
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As a fresh produce packer that specializes in customization, we can offer services other packers do not. Gift baskets are one of those services. PPI packs custom-made gift baskets to be used as corporate gifts or for our retail customers.
We will pack just about any kind of gift basket you can think of and customize it right down to the color of the shredded paper in the basket.
*Please call for pricing. Baskets are available in one-pack or multiple-pack configurations. The latter will result in slightly better pricing due to savings in packaging.
Contents include 2 oranges, 2 Red Delicious apples, 1 Granny Smith apple, and 1 Green pear.
Contents include 1 Red grapefruit, 1 D’Anjou pear, 1 Bosc pear, 2 oranges, 2 Red Delicious apples, 1 Granny Smith apples, and mints.
Contents include 2 Red Delicious apples, 4 oranges, 2 Gold Delicious apples, 2 Granny Smith apples, 2 Bosc pears, 0.75 lbs. of Red Seedless grapes, and mints.
Contents include 1 Red grapefruit, 4 oranges, 3 Red Delicious apples, 1 Granny Smith apple, 2 Green pears, 2 Bosc pears, 1 Red pear, and mints.
Contents include 6 oranges, 4 Red Delicious apples, 4 Granny Smith apples, 4 Gala apples, and mints.
Contents include 5 oranges, 3 Red Delicious apples, 4 Gala apples, 3 Granny Smith apples, 3 D’Anjou pears, 3 Bosc pears, and mints.
Contents include 1 Red grapefruit, 8 oranges, 5 Red Delicious apples, 4 Golden Delicious apples, 4 Granny Smith apples, 5 D’Anjou pears, 4 Bosc pears, 1 lb. Red Seedless grapes, and mints.