SPAR Austria Pilots Laser-Labeled Fruits in Its Groceries

SPAR Austria Pilots Laser-Labeled Fruits in Its Groceries
Thanks to the laser labels on mangoes, we can guarantee the separation of organic and conventional fruit without the use of stickers.

SPAR Austria has introduced laser-labeled organic mangoes to EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR stores throughout the country to replace plastic stickers. The initiative will save on tons of coated plastic labels every year, SPAR Austria reported in its press release.

Two years ago, SPAR Austria trialed laser-labeled organic avocados in its stores. Now, after further intensive development and testing, this method of labeling has improved a lot.

“Thanks to the laser labels on mangoes, we can guarantee the separation of organic and conventional fruit without the use of stickers. We are preparing to do the same for other fruit and veg, such as pomegranates, kiwis, avocados and sweet potatoes,” said SPAR Austria CEO, Gerhard Drexel.

SPAR is a Dutch multinational group that manages independently owned and operated food retail stores. It was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 and now consists of more than 12,770 stores in 48 countries.