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GLBC Recognized at the 2020 NA Paperboard Packaging Competition

RICHMOND, B.C., October 22, 2020 — Great Little Box Company/ Ideon Packaging (GLBC) recently took home three Excellence Awards at the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) 77th annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The packaging designs recognized in PPC’s competition represent some of the best folding cartons and rigid boxes manufactured over the past year.

The awards are:

  • Excellence Award in Sustainability for: Big Marble – Marbelous Snack from Red Hat Co-operatives Ltd. The challenge was to provide a solution that was not only more environmentally friendly but allowed for easy production loading, product ventilation and remained an eye catching product for consumers.
Big Marble Farms Sustainable Packaging
Red Hat Co-operative Ltd – Big Marble Farms – Marbelous Snack
Graphic Designer – Tugboat Group
  • Excellence Award for: Harken Coffee Carton.  The challenge was to provide a departure from standard coffee bags and boxes while staying true to the customer’s sustainability stance and create a design that would reflect the restaurant’s Japanese inspired aesthetic.
Harken Coffee Coffee Carton Packaging
Harken Coffee – Coffee Carton
Graphic Designer – Studio Faculty
  • Excellence Award for: Pod Pack from Vancouver Island Brewing. The challenge was to create the Pod Pack’s fin to mimic the orca’s dorsal fin while creating a functional closure with shelf appeal that included black and white esthetics and a soft touch finish.
Vancouver Island Brewing Pod Pack Packaging
Vancouver Island Brewing – Pod Pack
Graphic Designer – One Twenty Three West

“On behalf of the Paperboard Packaging Council, I congratulate all of this year’s deserving winners,” said Ben Markens, President of PPC. “To be recognized in our competition is a feat, demonstrating mastery in design, manufacturing, distribution, shelf presence, and much more. It is a true stamp of excellence.”

To learn more about PPC and the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, visit

About PPC

Now in its 91st year, PPC is the North American association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while providing its members with resources and tools to compete successfully in the marketplace. For more information, visit

About Great Little Box Company/ Ideon Packaging

Great Little Box Company / Ideon Packaging(GLBC) began operations in 1982 in British Columbia, Canada 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. GLBC is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of label and packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, digital print and packaging, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, protective packaging ,and shipping supplies. For more information, please visit

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