Submissions to reusable packaging solutions provider Liviri's grant program for independent grocers with e-commerce programs will be accepted through Sept. 29.
Liviri, a provider of reusable packaging solutions, has introduced its first-ever grocer grant program, which will award resources to an independent grocer to support operational excellence and optimal supply chain management in the area of e-commerce.
“Liviri’s primary focus is to innovate solutions for grocery delivery and pickup processes that are efficient, cost-effective and advance the evolution of the industry,” explained Ken Longval, general manager at Fort Collins, Colo.-based Liviri. “We understand that implementing and optimizing these programs can be a challenge for independent grocers, and we are launching this program to provide support in taking their efforts to the next level.”
Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 29. To enter, an applicant must be an independent grocer with three or fewer locations, must demonstrate an e-grocery delivery process that’s already in place or in progress, and must show a strong need to increase operational efficiency in its current process.
The total prize value is more than $7,000, consisting of a $5,000 cash prize intended to help cover costs to build up tech platforms, freezers, fridges, and training; 12 Liviri Sprint50 Insulated Totes, Sprint50 Ice Packs and Dividers, and two picking carts.
Liviri Sprint is a line of durable reusable totes that aims to help grocers and produce shippers with staging and delivery. High-performance insulation provides flexible options for chilled storage, keeping contents in the safe temperature zone for 12-plus hours and reducing the need for on-site and in-transit refrigeration. The products also help eliminate wasteful single-use packaging for a more sustainable last-mile solution.
To apply for the program, eligible grocers can submit an application online.
In other independent grocer packaging news, Portland, Ore.-based indie New Seasons Market is backing reusable packaging solution provider Bold Reuse’s Retail Reuse initiative, a reusable-packaging program for glass retail packaging. Additional program backers include Oregon Metro, Waste-Free Advocates, and Pacific NorthWest Packaged Food & Beverage Group’s Hannah Kullberg.