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Changing the Food Tables: New Labelling Requirements to Help Consumers Make Informed Food Choices – Part Three

Changing the Food Tables: New Labelling Requirements to Help Consumers Make Informed Food Choices – Part Three

The Government of Canada has made some changes to the food labels and fact tables over the past couple of years. Whether you are a consumer or part of the food industry, the amendments have changed the way labels are written and read.  While the entire process will be completed over the next couple of years, consumers have already noticed some … Continued

GLBC Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition

GLBC Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition

Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging Takes Home 5 Medals at Packaging Competition Pacific Northwest based company wins in first-ever Box Manufacturing Olympics for corrugated and folding cartons. VANCOUVER, B.C., August 25, 2021 — Great Little Box Company Ltd./ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) announced today that it has won 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at … Continued

49th Parallel Roasters: Expanding Reach and Evolving the Business

49th Parallel Roasters: Expanding Reach and Evolving the Business

People in Metro Vancouver know exactly how incredible a coffee and a donut at 49th Parallel Roasters is. Soon, Montreal will know it too. The last ten years have been a steady climb towards iconic status for this specialty-roaster-café. Starting out as a roasting facility that sold to other cafes, they gradually started opening their … Continued

Buck: A Plant-Based Milk that Believes Goodness is Abundant

Buck: A Plant-Based Milk that Believes Goodness is Abundant

BUCK co-founder Jason McIvor doesn’t miss a beat when you ask him what his Vancouver-based buckwheat milk company is all about. “At the core of this is a strong desire for people to express their goodness in the world. Goodness starts with things like nutrition and positive thoughts. There’s goodness to be had and we want … Continued

All About Branded Advent Calendar Packaging

All About Branded Advent Calendar Packaging

Were advent calendars part of your holiday season as a child? Do you have fond memories of those enchanting little doors and the excitement you felt waiting each day to see what was behind them? An advent calendar provides a meaningful, month-long experience. And the best packaging design work is all about the consumer’s experience. … Continued

Behind the Packaging: An Interview with Chris Kernel – Digital Prepress

Behind the Packaging: An Interview with Chris Kernel – Digital Prepress

To conclude our “Behind the Packaging” series,  our last interview is with Chris Kernel, a digital corrugated prepress team member. Chris has been with Great Little Box/Ideon Packaging (GLBC) for 3.5 years and has been a graphic designer for 5 years.   Like fellow digital prepress team member Brett Priest, Chris conceptualizes visuals that inspire and can communicate those ideas through graphics on packaging … Continued

Case Study: Silver Valley Brewing – Labels that Demand Attention

Case Study: Silver Valley Brewing – Labels that Demand Attention

The Maple Ridge, BC-based Silver Valley Brewing has a brand built on surprises and captivating labels. Don’t let the fact that it was founded by self-proclaimed “nerds and neat people” out of a carport fool you. Silver Valley Brewing has serious flair. And that’s never more obvious than when you’re checking out their labels. Of … Continued