As our daily lives press on, balancing safety with the monotony of the new normal can feel exhausting at the best of times. Rethinking luxury experiences into products that can be conveniently incorporated into our daily routines will provide consumers a much-needed indulgence and promote the sense of physical and mental wellness they crave.
Global packaging leader TricorBraun has been awarded the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Best of Show in the 2018 NACD Packaging Awards, marking the 11th time the company has been recognized with the prestigious honor. TricorBraun received a company record of 12 NACD awards, including Best of Show, Best Use of Stock Packaging (bronze medal), six gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The company garnered more awards and more gold medals than any other distributor.
"This is a tremendous recognition of our team’s dedication, creativity and innovation," said Court Carruthers, president and CEO, TricorBraun. "To be honored for both stock and custom designs is especially meaningful, as it reflects a core principle to provide our customers with exceptional products and services, based on their needs. Eleven years of Best of Show awards, plus our company record of NACD medals, signifies our unrelenting pursuit of excellence on behalf of our customers and our commitment to be the undisputed packing leader."
TricorBraun’s 2018 NACD Packaging Awards are:
Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award
Eliminator Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate
Gro-Tec’s product line rebrand benefitted from TricorBraun’s one-stop shopping capabilities. Because the designs for the custom bottle and overcap were created by the same company that sourced the components, it was a seamless transition, without any glitches or slowdowns that can be caused by designs that are not manufacturable. All of the product line components maintain a consistent brand appearance.
Beverage Category, Gold Medal
Kentucky Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
The craft distiller wanted to capture their family history in the spirits business in the bottle design, as well as tie into their still. A premium product in quality and price, the packaging supports the brand look with a high-end, custom bottle, a high-end custom cap and a label with several embellishments.
Drug and Pharmaceutical Category, Gold Medal
Rogue Nicotine on Demand Tablets Lozenges & Chewing Gum
When Rogue was moving into anti-smoking cessation, they asked TricorBraun to develop two tin plate packages to launch Rogue Nicotine on Demand in tablets, lozenges and chewing gum. The project required a significant amount of tooling development, dimension adjustments, and color development; the end results were 50ml and 75ml oblong and square seamless tins.
Food Category, Gold Medal
Butcher’s Bone Broth
Butcher’s Bone Broth desired a very specific look and gave TricorBraun a glass bottle which became the inspiration for this custom 2oz HDPE straight-sided square, decorated with a full body shrink label. The square bottle, with a gently sloping neck and old-fashioned fonts, evoke times past. The label has a window stripe section allowing the consumer to track the product level even though the shrink label covers the entire package.
Novelty Category, Gold Medal
BCups Made for IPA Beer
TricorBraun helped create this first-of-a-kind, clear 17oz. PETG environmentally-friendly and dishwasher safe IPA beer cup sold in a 4-pack carton at retail. The cups are nested inside of each other to conserve carton and shelf space as well as maximize the number of cups on a pallet for shipping.
Nutritional Category, Gold Medal AND
The Best Use of Stock Packaging Award, Bronze Medal
4 Gauge “Load Up Your Guns” Pre-Workout Supplement
Roar Ambition partnered with TricorBraun to develop stand-out packaging for its pre-workout supplement. While powder supplements are often sold in flexible pouches, TricorBraun designed a rigid bottle, based on Roar Ambition’s idea of a bottle that looked like a shotgun shell casing, signifying the power of a low number shotgun gauge.
Personal Care, Gold Medal
Curio Brands (formerly Thymes)
The customer wanted to refresh the look for its extensive line of soaps, body wash, and lotions. TricorBraun designed custom ovals in 8.25oz and 9.25oz PET. To distinguish the natural scent products from the luxury scents, which use gold closures and pumps, TricorBraun used a wood-look closure and pumps.
Nutritional Category, Silver Medal
Propura was looking for a custom package that would immediately identify it as a women’s supplement; TricorBraun designed the bottle with multiple concave and convex curves. Because of the multiple planes on the bottle, it is decorated with a full body shrink-sleeve label that helps describe the product name, Hourglass.
General Industrial Category, Silver Medal
Decon Cycle, Decon Sproc 200 Plus
TricorBraun and Veltek & Associates incorporated several features into the design of this cleaning solution detergent so users could feel confident they are properly mixing and protecting the sterility of the solution. Features include an HDPE handleware package with a top chamber to separate the mix until the customer is ready to activate; a handle ergonomically located in the side of the container to make it easier to control pouring the expensive product; and to more precisely dispense the product, a smaller opening in the lower portion of the container.
General Industrial Category, Bronze Medal
This unique, 10-liter handleware package is used for water testing. TricorBraun worked with the customer on the bottle design, which required engineering of the complex neck finish. In addition, TricorBraun built the molds and traveled to the manufacturer to assist with changes after initial sampling in order to provide a high-quality package. Finding a manufacturer that could mold a container this size was a challenge and the project became more complicated when the customer's closure supplier wasn’t able to make the heavy weight cap. TricorBraun used its vast supplier resources to supply the entire custom package.
Cosmetic Category, Bronze Medal
Sei Bella Essentials Training Kit
TricorBraun developed a custom paperboard pallet to accommodate 45 pans of eye shadow, 12 blushes, and 27 lip colors. The pallet is wrapped in a beautiful textured paper and hot stamped with the customer logo. The company added a magnetic closure and a ribbon pull to open. Not only did TricorBraun supply the pallet, it supplied the raw material, labor to assemble and the POP materials such as the unit carton, label and sales brochures included in the kit.
About the NACD Packaging Awards
The annual NACD Packaging Awards recognize the most innovative packages released during the previous year. Awards are given to the top three containers in each category. Categories include: Beverage, Cosmetic & Personal Care, Drug & Pharmaceutical, Food, General Industry, Household Chemical & Auto, Pet & Vet, Nutritional, Novelty, Best Use of Custom Packaging, and Best Use of Stock Components.
What does the accelerated wellness trend for nutraceuticals mean for packaging?
For months, consumers have been intensely focused on their immediate health and safety, which has accelerated the health and wellness trend. Wellness goals will rise to the forefront as consumers seek to improve their overall well-being.
Home Care: Fighting off germs and bacteria
Consumers are heavily focused on cleaning and disinfecting their living spaces to fight off germs and bacteria. As a result, products like wipes and sprays have been flying off the shelves. As consumers adapt to this new normal, cleaning will continue to remain top of mind, but they will also seek ways to return their home to the sanctuary it once was.
TricorBraun wins NACD best of show, best custom and best stock packaging awards
TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, garnered the top three awards in the 2020 National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Packaging Awards: Best of Show, Best Use of Custom Packaging (Gold Award), and Best Use of Stock Packaging (Gold Award). In total, TricorBraun received a company record of 13 NACD awards, including Best of Show, six Gold Awards, five Silver Awards and one Bronze Award.
Design Optimization: Why Consider Sustainable Design?
Design optimization is about prioritizing sustainability as a key element of your packaging design. Incorporating sustainable design elements into your packaging can help you to establish or maintain brand equity by allowing you to market your sustainability story.
5 Unique advantages to flexible packaging
Flexible packaging is a fantastic choice for a variety of products, offering unique characteristics for stability, design, and sustainability. Innovation and package engineering have led to the development of lighter weight flexible packaging that enhances the final product’s shelf appeal, barrier strength, protection, and the ability to be sealed.
TricorBraun announces 2019 Supplier Partner Awards
TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, has announced its 2019 Supplier Partner Awards, recognizing Altira, Inc. as Domestic Plastic Supplier of the Year; Boda as International Plastic Supplier of the Year; and Saudi Arabian Glass as Glass Supplier of the Year. The awards were announced at TricorBraun’s 2020 Annual Sales Meeting & Supplier Showcase.
Sustainable packaging and your business
It’s no longer enough to think green; consumers, legislators, and the market are collectively demanding that consumer packaged goods (CPG) firms and other companies rethink everything from manufacturing processes to product design. As a result, companies today must identify ways to embed the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainability into how they do business.
Packaging leader TricorBraun has acquired Minneapolis-based Packaging Solutions, a rigid packaging distributor serving several markets, including pharmaceutical, pet food and personal care. The acquisition bolsters TricorBraun’s position in the Minneapolis market, providing an additional warehouse for continued growth.
Amid tumultuous societal and divided political climates, spirit brands are seeking to build deeper, more personal relationships with consumers by taking public stands according to their values. Spirits brand owners can drive consumer loyalty through packaging that meets consumers preferences and enhances the consumer experience.
Laundry care series: A 'spot'-on guide to reaching your consumers with the right packaging strategy
In years past, the laundry care industry centered on a few hardworking products from household-name brands, with packaging design focused mainly on branding and product storage. Today, smart packaging focuses on consumer convenience with numerous players providing more packaging choices, new formats and offerings.
Understanding the importance of packaging to a product’s success, and serving up his innovative line of haircare products inspired by iconic recipes from kitchens around the globe, Rah turned to packaging leader TricorBraun for custom-designed bottles. He had previously partnered with TricorBraun when working for other beauty companies and knew that not only could its designers and engineers bring his vision to life in a way that excited retailers, but also get it to market quickly.
Straight and neat: Consumers' thirst for spirits is growing
According to the Distilled Spirits Council, spirits gained market share for the eighth consecutive year, with sales rising to nearly 37 percent of the total alcohol market. We’ve been keeping a pulse on the spirits market for a long time, so the level of industry growth is not surprising. With more than 116 years of packaging expertise, TricorBraun has been advising beverage alcohol brands on how to align packaging with consumer preferences for decades.
Nature's Way unveils new sustainable packaging with innovative square design made from 97% PCR plastic
Nature's Way, a trusted leader in the vitamins and supplements industry, unveiled a new line of sustainable packaging for its herbal line consisting of over 300 items, including Ginkgold, Saw Palmetto, Ginger Root, Activated Charcoal and Turmeric. To continue pursuit of a positive impact on the earth, the new innovative packaging is made up of 97 percent post-consumer recycled plastics.
Consumers are eager to learn about spirits, and millennials in particular are willing to open their wallets for high-end, premium spirits. In many industries, including spirits, this has meant a scrapping of “old world” brands that were revered by their parents. Meanwhile, brand owners are responding by creating excitement with new products and new ways to interact with consumers. Here are four ways changing consumer preferences are impacting the spirits market – and your packaging strategy.
Global packaging leader TricorBraun has appointed Brett Hecker as Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Reporting to President and CEO Court Carruthers, Hecker leads TricorBraun’s information technology function and oversees the company’s technology strategy. Hecker succeeds Doug Bolen, who is leaving the company after a decade of dedicated service and numerous achievements.
Brewcraft USA partners with TricorBraun to transform a carboy into the Genesis Fermenter
With a long list of objectives in hand, Brewcraft USA—who had been purchasing stock bottles from TricorBraun for several years— asked, what if we could develop a carboy that is not only safe and sustainable, but does more than a typical carboy that was designed to hold and carry liquid. The TricorBraun Design and Engineering team used their expertise to create a truly unique and innovative product offering for the home brewing industry.
There’s an essential connection between packaging design, functionality and the consumer’s evolving lifestyle and needs. We know, based on firsthand experience, how spirits brand owners can drive consumer loyalty through packaging – packaging that connects with your target consumers and delivers an outstanding experience. It starts with understanding the consumer trends and lifestyle behaviors influencing spirits’ growth.
3 functional trends in ecommerce packaging that add value
Packaging design is so much more than aesthetics. A package with a disruptive design isn’t meaningful if functionality isn’t considered. With consumers demanding more from consumer packaged goods (CPG) products, primary packaging that delivers added value and functionality will increasingly play a role in consumers’ online decision-making. Deliver and improve upon functionality and you enhance the consumer experience.
TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, has acquired Pacific Bag, LLC, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of flexible packaging. The company will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.
Tricorbraun appoints Declan McCarthy Chief Financial Officer
TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, has appointed Declan McCarthy as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Reporting to President and CEO Court Carruthers, McCarthy is based at the company’s Global Support Center in St. Louis. A 30-year finance veteran, McCarthy oversees all aspects of the company’s financial functions. He serves on TricorBraun’s Executive Leadership Team, playing a key role in business planning and strategy.
Becky Donner, senior vice president of Marketing, Design & Engineering at global packaging leader TricorBraun, will discuss e-commerce opportunities for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand owners at the inaugural E-Pack Summit in Chicago on September 18. She will demonstrate why an understanding of consumer behaviors can help brand owners better understand the packaging features and functionalities that will lead to sustained brand loyalty.
Recycled hangers reincarnated into a dish cap - Seventh Generation introduces new 100 percent post-consumer recycled dish cap
Working closely with TricorBraun, Seventh Generation, has introduced a new green cap for its Natural Dish Liquid, which marks the first liquid dish soap packaging to be made completely of post-consumer recyclable materials.
Liberty Property Trust signs TricorBraun, Inc. at Shopton Ridge in Charlotte
Liberty Property Trust has leased 124,740 square feet of space at its new Class A, LEED® certified building at 3923 Shutterfly Road in Charlotte to TricorBraun, Inc. The 158,760 square foot distribution facility is on schedule to open in late June. It is one of two Liberty buildings in Shopton Ridge to pioneer 36-foot clear heights and 54-by-50-foot column spacing in the Charlotte market.
TricorBraun honored with two IoPP Ameristar Package Awards
TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, won two 2018 AmeriStar Package Awards from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), recognizing innovation and excellence in packaging design. Marking TricorBraun’s 15th and 16th AmeriStar honors, the company won awards for packaging design in the Beverages, Alcoholic and Industrial/Commercial categories.
Tricorbraun's Ecommerce Team, Packaging Options Direct, puts a new spin on packaging with 360-degree images
Packaging Options Direct (POD), a division of global packaging solutions leader TricorBraun, has experienced a significant rise in website traffic and increased sales since the addition of 360-degree spin product images to its website.
TricorBraun designer to serve as juror for Industrial Designers Society of America student competition
Samantha Juna, TricorBraun industrial design manager, will serve as a juror in the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Student Merit Awards competition at the University of Illinois today, March 9. Samantha Juna industrial design manager at TricorBraun will serve as juror at IDSA Student Merit Awards competition.
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