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Shaped 'tree' pouch grows sales in Costa Rica (sidebar)

Gold—Printing AchievementStand-up pouch packaging manufactured, laminated, and printed by CLP Industries Ltd. helped international candy company Cafe Britt cultivate increased holiday sales of its line of Chocolate Britt candies in Costa Rica.

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The unique scalloped-edge pouches are constructed of a reverse gravure-printed polyethylene outer layer laminated to aluminum foil along with a polyester inner layer. Incorporating precise registration techniques, CLP used spot-varnish technology to add extra luster to the tree ornaments and fruits on the tree graphics.

The shaped pouches were formed on a Totani system and then delivered to Cafe Britt for manual top-loading and heat sealing. A hanging ribbon was applied to each pouch during the sealing process. The top of each pouch was laser-scored for easy opening. Each pouch holds 6 oz of candy.

Monica Carballo,Café Britt Marketing & Development Products Manager for Costa Rica, comments, “The Christmas holidays are a very important selling season for us. We wanted to offer packaging that was completely unique and creative to differentiate our chocolates from their normal pouch presentation. We created a concept that combines the shapes of a Christmas Tree and a Coffee Bush. We have worked with CLP for many years. The packaging supplier brings us the quality and attention to detail we need. The Christmas Tree/Coffee Bush pouch helped us sell significantly more holiday chocolates than usual, and we intend to use the design again next Christmas season.” —Judy Rice

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