- VIENNA, Austria, Feb. 1, 2021 (Press Release) -
- 100% recyclable packaging that keeps food fresh all the way to the consumer
- Maintains consistent temperature, mitigates food waste and removes need to use cooling trucks
- Caters to the needs of the expanding online shopping market
Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, introduces its latest e-commerce innovation. The BCoolBox is a 100% recyclable and reliable packaging solution to keep perishable food cool while in transit. With this product innovation, food stays fresh from the store to the consumer or a pick-up station and offers online retailers the opportunity to expand their geographical reach for deliveries.
Benefits of BCoolBox:
- Corrugated packaging solution with thermo-insulation keeps food chilled below
7° celsius for up to 24 hours without using a cooling truck
- Inner corrugated panels enclose the shipment from all sides, providing enhanced insulation
- Ability to use different cooling agents
- Made entirely from recycled material and 100% recyclable
The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the e-grocery business. During the 2020 European lockdown, 28% of people in urban areas used online shopping as their main channel for buying groceries – a 10% increase compared to before the pandemic. Furthermore, 80% of European consumers who started buying groceries online plan to continue doing so.
“We are proud to introduce a reliable solution that is proven to handle all the challenges that online food retailers face. After having tested various scenarios, we came up with a formula for the perfect composition. BCoolBox means cooling trucks are no longer needed to transport food and we can play our part in reducing food waste,” says Sofia Backstrom, Product Innovation Manager e-commerce at Mondi.
“Our approach is to listen to our customers and evaluate their needs along the entire supply chain. Our aspiration is to create packaging for the e-commerce sector that is sustainable by design. This corrugated packaging solution expands our wide offer for the online food shopping market.” adds Tarik Aniba, Sales & Marketing Director Corrugated Solutions at Mondi.
The new BCoolBox is the sustainable alternative for delivering fresh food to consumers.
About Mondi Corrugated Solutions
Mondi Corrugated Solutions, a segment of the business unit Mondi Corrugated Packaging, is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. In 2020 the business won three WorldStar awards, in 2019 the business won seven WorldStar Awards for innovation, to add to five won in 2018, more than any other company worldwide. Through a network of 16 plants Mondi Corrugated Solutions provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.