Marci MerolaMaterials & containersBest of Brand Design honoredSponsored by the newly renamed Brand Design Assn., the 1998 Gold Awards competition honored outstanding package design from around the world.July 31, 1998Primary packagingBag-in-box success is sweetChocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.June 30, 1998Primary packagingA bread-winning packageAn unusual method of in-bag pasteurization extends bread shelf life to six months, offering this Canadian bakery expanded distribution opportunities. Unique stand-up bag attracts attention.May 31, 1998Primary packagingA good year for wine labelsReflecting a surge in the wine industry, wine labels take precedence at recent awards competitions.March 31, 1998Secondary/end-of-lineCarton producer stretches savingsPaper company Rock-Tenn switches from a shrink wrapping system to a customized stretch wrapper to unitize skids of paper. Benefits stretch beyond expectations.March 31, 1998Primary packagingAgricultural winners at FPATwo innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.February 28, 1998Primary packagingSaving more than just peanutsBookstore chain Borders Group moves to a customized loose-fill system for distribution of its products to stores nationwide. Yearly savings are in excess of one million dollars.January 31, 1998Primary packagingUnit-dose packaging for the gardenConsumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.October 31, 1997Primary packagingFlexible package cans aromaThis French coffee producer is the first to use a unique "flexible can" produced by an integrated grinding/packaging system that allows immediate filling and keeps aromas in.September 30, 1997Primary packagingSweetening your medicineA new auger filler/checkweighing system allows Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer to double its output and incorporate a new formulation onto its line.August 31, 1997Page 1 of 3Next PageTop StoriesSustainabilitySoutheastern Grocers Pilots World’s First Autonomous MicrofactoryThe new ice manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Fla., is centrally managed by an AI-powered software platform and uses robotics for 100% of production labor. The resulting product is packed in 100% recycle-ready packaging.Flexible packaging2023 FPA Awards Emphasize Both Form and FunctionPackage DesignNew Spirits Designs Embrace StorytellingContract Manufacturing and PackagingGreenSeed Contract Packaging Increases Line Efficiency Through AutomationSponsor ContentTest Your Recyclability Smarts!