Graphic Packaging International’s consumer packaging expertise took the spotlight this week in the West End of London with a triple success at The Grocer New Product & Packaging Awards.
The fiber-based packaging leader won gold and silver awards in the Sustainable Pack of the Year – Recyclability category, while its innovative Boardio™ fiber-based canister solution continued its remarkable winning streak with a silver medal in the Paper Pack of the Year category.
The award ceremony, held at the famous Royal Lancaster London Hotel, marked the debut of ten new packaging-focused categories at the Grocer Awards. Graphic Packaging’s success further bolsters its reputation as a trusted leader in the fiber-based consumer packaging sector.
Jean-François Roche, SVP Sales International at Graphic Packaging was elated following the ceremony stating: “The Grocer Awards expanding to recognize packaging proves how important it is to today’s food industry. It’s truly an honor for our team and our customers to have our innovations acknowledged in this way.
“It’s testament to the creativity and dedication of our talented teams and the collaborative spirit of our customers. We’re humbled that these leading brands trust us with their sustainability goals so we can help them make a world of difference to their consumers.”
The medal-winning packs are:
Sustainable Pack of the Year – Recyclability
Gold Medal: Pressed board vacuum skin steak packs, developed for ABP Food Group and retailer Aldi, that use around 90 percent less plastic when compared to the previous packaging format.
Silver Medal: A flexible paper-based pack for chilled meats based on PaperLite™ technology that contains 90 percent renewable plant-based fiber, developed for Cranswick PLC and retailer Tesco.
Paper Pack of the Year
Silver Medal: the fiber-based Boardio™ canister developed in partnership with Perfetti Van Melle for its Mentos brand of gum.