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IDAHO FALLS, ID -- The Idaho Grower Shipper Association, the trade organization representing shippers in the Idaho potato industry, is joining with CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, to support the group's educational activities. In return, the association will promote the benefits of CHEP pallet pooling to its many members.

"The Idaho Grower Shipper Association and CHEP are working together to provide members with new opportunities through our Educational Seminar Luncheon series on issues like pricing strategy, food safety and merchandising," Travis Blacker, president of the Idaho Grower Shipper Association, said in an April 21 press release. "We are also jointly promoting the CHEP program, which provides shippers and growers with productivity and other benefits, and is increasingly becoming part of our members' environmental sustainability efforts."

The CHEP pallet pooling program provides growers and shippers with durable shipping platforms that improve supply chain efficiency and lower product damage.

CHEP's global reach also ensures a reliable supply of pallets and is the most environmentally friendly option for shipping platforms, according to the release.

"CHEP and the Idaho Grower Shipper Association have formed a mutually beneficial partnership that will truly benefit their many shipper and trade members,” Tim Smith, CHEP's vice president of business development,” said in the release. “We are committed to providing the association with the resources they need to present educational events that help move the industry forward."