Ficacci, the renowned Italian company located on the outskirts of Rome and known for its excellence in olive production, introduces the Paper Tray line of olives. This innovative product is completely free of preservatives, preserves liquid and is fresh. The product’s 100 percent recyclable paper packaging makes it eco-friendly. It also comes in a ready-to-use format. The company aims to elevate the flavor of a beloved appetizer while prioritizing gourmet quality and eco-friendliness.
The newest addition to the lineup is the Mediterranean Olive Platter, weighing 1.65 pounds and perfect for gatherings or an Italian-style aperitivo. It features a tray with three types of pitted olives: Castelvetrano, Kalamata and an Italian Olive Mix with Sweet Peppers, with no preservatives and no liquids. The paperboard is made from 89 percent paper, highlighting its eco-friendly features.
Besides carrying premium olives, a crucial feature of the line is the sleek design, perfect for display: a fancy board for fancy tables. The customers find it convenient to carry the tray directly to their table. Designed with user-friendly features, the top and bottom plastic films can be easily removed, while the paper bottom can be recycled with other paper waste.
Game-changing development in the distribution of fruits and vegetables is the effort to reduce overpackaging. An increasing number of retailers are using Ficacci’s Paper Trays in their coolers, in line with guidelines aimed at reducing waste. You can find Ficacci Paper Tray in the United States at Rouses Markets, Harris Teeter, Mariano’s, Eataly, Dierbergs Markets, Associated Grocers and Costco. For Costco members, Ficacci has designed the custom-made Paper Board. In Mexico, Ficacci products are available at HEB.
The Paper Tray reduces the amount of plastic by 85 percent, manufactured with certified paper by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or PEFC Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, bodies whose primary goal is to manage forest-derived products correctly. Giuseppe Ficacci, the company’s Marketing and Export Sales Director explains that the technology used since 2021 for 100 percent recyclable eco-friendly paper packaging will help reduce plastic usage by 70 percent by 2030. Currently, the company consumes more than 180 tons of plastic containers.
Awarded at SIAL Paris in 2022 and Fancy Food New York in 2023, the Paper Tray line offers a range of delicious olives made from selected olives from the best cultivars, including the famous Gaeta. The range includes various options such as Cerignola, Castelvetrano pitted and unpitted, Bella Italia pitted mix, and the latest addition – Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives.