By switching from glass jars, the traditional vehicle for spices, to a 300x200 composite can from Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), Restaurant LuLu in San Francisco was able to project a more upscale image for its spices.
An unusual two-chamber bottle for Diamond Magic Chemical Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada, won Best of Show in the annual packaging competition of the National Assn. of Container Distributors (Philadelphia, PA). Winning distributor is Richards Packaging (Brampton, Ontario, Canada).
The best-of-show Presidents Award in the WorldStar 2000 packaging competition, sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation, went to a concept known as Dream Steam. Developed by flexible film converter Wipf AG (Volketswil, Switzerland) and food R&D company Creative New Food (Eglisau, Switzerland), Dream Steam is a three-component package that makes it possible to combine fresh vegetables and a fresh proteinmeat, fish, or poultryin one cook-in container.