Hank’s Wins Glass Packaging Institute Clear Choice Award, Carbonated Beverage Category

Saint-Gobain Containers (Muncie, IN, USA) says it has now supplied glass packaging for more than 50 winners of the Glass Packaging Institute’s Clear Choice Awards since the program was founded in 1989.Blog-Post

The Clear Choice Awards recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image and success of everyday products. In total, 52 containers manufactured by Saint-Gobain Containers have received the honor.

This year, five products packaged in Saint-Gobain Containers’ glass–three of them beverages–won the award, which was announced during the Food Marketing Institute Show in Chicago on May 7. These products include Michelob AmberBock and Michelob Celebrate, which tied for first place within the beer category, and Hank’s Gourmet Beverages for the carbonated beverage category. Non-beverage winners were La Famiglia DelGrosso Pasta Sauces for the food category and Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauce for organic food category.

“We commend the 2007 Clear Choice Award winners and are thrilled that more than 50 of our customers’ products have been recognized for innovative packaging over the years. These companies understand that creative packaging design and smart material selection influence consumers at the crucial point of purchase,” says Marilyn LaGrange, Vice President of Market Development for Saint-Gobain Containers.

The Michelob AmberBock 12-ounce pub-style glass bottle by Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company showcases the smooth, rich dark lager. Saint-Gobain says the design is “upscale, contemporary and eye-catching for pure enjoyment, inside and out.” The winning Michelob Celebrate bottle, also by Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company, is “an elegant 24-ounce glass bottle intended for sharing,” the company adds. A limited holiday edition, Michelob Celebrate helped toast the holiday season with vanilla oak and chocolate brews.

The 12-ounce Hank’s Gourmet Beverages bottle, according to Saint-Gobain, “features a distinct, upscale design. Hank’s Gourmet Beverages has a loyal consumer base that appreciates and recognizes the care it puts into its beverages, from the distinctive upscale glass packaging to the unparalleled flavors.”

Since 1989, the Clear Choice Awards have honored consumer product goods manufacturers who expand the frontiers of glass packaging design by using glass containers in innovative ways.

Saint-Gobain Containers, the second-largest glass container manufacturer in the United States, serves the food, beverage, beer, spirits and wine container markets with 14 strategically located manufacturing facilities. The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry.

Source: Beverage World

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Winner: Clear Choice Award

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clear choice award in the
carbonated beverage category