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Great Little Box Company Shines at Packaging Competitions

B.C.-based company wins big in fall packaging competitions for corrugated, folding carton and labels.

VANCOUVER, B.C., September, 2019 — Great Little Box Company Ltd. (GLBC) announced today that it has won 1st place and the coveted Judge’s Choice award in two categories at the AICC’s 2019 Independent Packaging Design Competition.   This biannual event features a variety of packaging categories providing a wider reach into the entire packaging market and idea diversity.

GLBC’s design for the Liquidity winery four bottle wine carrier not only won first place but the Judge’s Choice award in the category of Corrugated – Innovative Structural Design, Consumer and Industrial Focus.  In this category judges not only consider the design’s ease of assembly and set up, the quality and converting complexity but how the packaging met the customer’s needs.  For this project Liquidity was looking for a more attractive solution than the standard paper bag for carrying out purchased wines. It also needed to subtly but successfully upsell by encouraging tasters to fill it with four wines but also the beautiful design gives it a second life as a marketing tool.   The overall design ensured it accommodated and protected the various bottle shapes and sizes of Liquidity’s entire product offering. 

GLBC also won first place and the Judge’s Choice Award in the Folding Carton – Retail Food & Beverages & Alcohol Packaging category with their Harken Coffee Box design. Harken Coffee wanted to push the envelope in designing a unique experience for their retail coffee in their Japanese inspired roastery and restaurant.  They required the design to be from a sustainable paper substrate with an elegant minimalist style. This was achieved through a design that made the box appear seamless, beautiful gradient print and a high end soft touch tactile feel. 

Headquartered in Richmond, B.C., GLBC has established itself as a one source location for innovative and custom packaging and label solutions. Founded 37 years ago, the company is now comprised of a diverse workforce of 300 employees and growing.   Their talented Innovation Solutions Team and passionate production team was also honoured last month receiving 3 awards in the 33rd Annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards, which recognizes the highest level of printing quality and technical achievement across the full range of packaging segments; labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated packaging and displays.

 Entries were judged on functionality, print quality, and finishing attributes. 

In first place in the Corrugated – Flexo category GLBC won for the attractive and creative Tea
Runners e-commerce envelope.  In the Wine and Beer Labels category GLBC also won first place for the eye-catching creative of Red Truck Lager.  Finally in the Labels Digital category GLBC won third place for the foil embellished Honey Brew Kombucha from Iggy’s.

About Great Little Box Company

Great Little Box Company Ltd. (GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British ColumbiaCanada and currently operates from its headquarters in Richmond, BC with additional offices in Victoria, BC, Kelowna, BC and Everett, Washington, as well as a satellite office in Alberta. Great Little Box Company is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of custom and stock label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxescustom displayslabelsflexible packagingfolding cartonsprotective packagingshipping supplies With over 35 years of packaging experience and recognized for its excellence in customer service, GLBC can provide your business with an efficient, one source shopping service. Whether your business is looking for packing supplies or a complete packaging solution, GLBC has the tools, expertise and experience to deliver a cost-effective packaging program to suit your needs. For more information, please visit www.glbc.com.

Contacts
Great Little Box Company (GLBC)
Natisha Mathews, 778-372-5964
Director of Marketing
nmathews@glbc.com

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