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“If winning awards still counts for anything, then the Binkley Apple Red Prince bag can count by twos: as it was a double winner at the 2015 PAC – Packaging Consortium Global Leadership Awards held earlier this year.
Printed in China via Vortex Packaging, Botden says it was important that the paper-looking plastic bags actually be recyclable. Though originally purchased in 2007 to design plastic packaging and promote the sale of Niagara-grown fruit through improved retail packaging, Vortex Packaging has since expanded its geographical market by servicing customers like Binkley Apples.”
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The Binkley Red Prince apple bags printed by Vortex Packaging won the following awards at the 2015 Packaging Consortium Global Leadership Awards:
- Gold-PAC Global Leadership Award
- Applied Arts Design & Craft Award
- Canadian Packaging Consumers Voice Award
To see the best in show from the 2015 PAC Click Here.
Vortex will be attending the 2014 CPMA Annual Convention & Tradeshow April 3-4 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit us at booth 739.
Philip Short is a tender fruit grower from the Niagara region. He wanted to add value to the fruit products sold in the marketplace, and landed on a simple idea: build a better basket that keeps fruit fresher longer, with less damage from transport. His research told him that retailers needed something that would be stackable, extend the product’s shelf life, and didn’t require a lot of staff handling for display. The end result is a recyclable, clear plastic container that comes in different sizes.
It’s the first time the tender fruit industry has offered a plastic container with a lid and easy pick-up handle. This basket helps raise the standards of product quality. It transports product easily and is more attractive to consumers, who can see what they are buying. And it’s good for food safety; because the fruit is sealed with a lid, no hands touch it as it moves from the packing shed to the consumer’s home. It even stores well in the fridge, since the lid helps keep the fruit fresh. It’s easy to see why today, this innovator supplies all of Niagara’s tender fruit growers. In fact, almost half of the peaches grown in Ontario in 2010 and beyond were packed in these containers. The baskets are now used by Loblaws vendors in Ontario and nationally, including in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia.
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