Metsä Board is proud to announce that its packaging design for the new T2 Mini Fruit Tea range has won the first place in the Limited Edition category at The Dieline Awards 2017. The T2 designs previously gained a prestigious iF Design Award in the Beverages Packaging category earlier this year and a Merit Award at the 28th Hong Kong Print Awards in the category of Paper Packaging last December. Metsä Board’s design team based in Shanghai worked closely with T2 to create the packaging as part of T2’s 2016 Christmas campaign, The Grand Most Exotic Bazaar. The fruit shaped boxes reflect the flavour of the tea stored within them, which includes banana bake, watermelon sorbet, Turkish apple, and peach. Click Read More below for additional detail.
This fall, in its thirtieth year of operation, The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held in Denver, CO, awarded 286 medals to 254 brewers chosen from 7,227 competition entries, the largest commercial beer competition in the world. CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), was delighted to have 16 different craft brewer customers win a total of 23 GABF medals, including six gold medals.
The winners included Mother Earth Brewing, Fish Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Independence Brewing, Brewery Vivant, Neshaminy Creek, Grimm Brothers Brewing, Real Ale Brewing, NoDa Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, Black Tooth Brewing, Daredevil Brewing, Wachusett Brewing, Nebraska Brewing, Fatheads, and Devil’s Backbone Brewing.
“We are very proud of our craft partners for their success,” notes CROWN Beverage Packaging’s Regional Sales Manager for Craft Beer, Nick Osborne. “We have known the majority of our customers since they started breweries. We are excited for the great things to come.”
According to Ron Skotleski, Director of Marketing, North America CROWN Beverage Packaging, “The primary purpose of any packaging is to protect and conveniently deliver a product to the end consumer. These craft GABF medalists have tremendous products in our cans, and Crown’s goal is to help differentiate their best-in-class beer with cans and innovative graphics.”
The Great American Beer Festival, held annually, invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing brand names, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.