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Title: A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF FIVE SWEETPOTATO SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Authors: Estes, Edmund A.
Wilson, L. George
Bandele, Owusu
Issue Date: 1989-09
Abstract: Using a six x six latin square experimental design, five box types in two different markets were evaluated over a six-week period in 1986 to determine if sweetpotato arrival damage could be reduced through use of alternative shipping containers. Findings indicated that skinning, cut and break damage, and bruising could be reduced through use of either a 40-pound container or the 45-pound MUM box rather than using the current 50-pound box. Economic considerations, receiver preferences, and the actions of shippers resulted in the selection of a 40-pound shipping carton as the new standard for the North Carolina sweetpotato industry.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/26684
Institution/Association: Journal of Food Distribution Research>Volume 20, Number 2, September 1989
Total Pages: 10
Language: English
From Page: 29
To Page: 38
Collections:Volume 20, Number 2, September 1989

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