GLBC Shines Bright at AICC Independent Packaging Design Competition

September 18, 2019

GLBC is excited to announce our talented team has won 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. Since 1981 AICC has been proud to recognize and reward those independents who have met and exceeded their customer’s expectations of their packaging designs and displays in its packaging design competition.

This year’s theme of “Design to Engage. Engage by Design” brought amazing products to the competition. We are honoured to have won 1st place and the coveted Judge’s Choice award in two categories at the AICC’s 2019 Independent Packaging Design Competition.

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.

Liquidity Four Bottle Wine Carrier
Liquidity Four Bottle Wine Carrier – Won First Place as well as Judge’s Choice Award for Corrugated – Innovative Structural Design, Consumer, and Industrial Focus.

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.

Harken Coffee Folding Carton
Harken Coffee – Won First Place as well as Judge’s Choice Award for Folding Carton – Retail Food & Beverages & Alcohol Packaging.

Congratulations to everyone we look forward to competing in 2021.

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