October 06, 2010 15:13 ET

IFCO Signs RPC Service Agreement With CARREFOUR in France

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  IFCO announces that CARREFOUR, the leading retailer in France, with more than 5,000 points of sale, has signed a contract with IFCO to become its Reusable Packaging Service Provider for fruits and vegetables and meat products.

Karl Pohler, CEO of IFCO: "We are very pleased that CARREFOUR France has selected IFCO as its RPC service provider and are committed to deliver superior logistic services to the French retail market. This agreement is a milestone of our long lasting efforts to further strengthen our market position in France."

Dr. Michael W. Nimtsch

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Additional Information

IFCO is an international logistics service provider with more than 210 locations worldwide. IFCO operates a pool of almost 108 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh produce from growers to leading grocery retailers. In the United States, IFCO also provides a national network of pallet management services. IFCO is the market leader in this industry with almost 200 million pallets sorted, repaired and recycled annually.

WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY is an IFCO initiative, under which IFCO not only continues to assume its social and environmental responsibility but, working with strong project partners, expands its sphere of responsible activities. With the initiative's first social-engagement project, IFCO supports Food Banks worldwide in their honorable effort to provide food to the needy through the provision of reusable containers and by co-financing delivery vehicles.