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Sonoco takes home top honor for flexible packaging at PAC Competition

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), global provider of packaging products and services, has picked up a 2016 PAC Global Leadership GOLD Award for Packaging Innovation for its flexible squeeze pouch developed for Daisy brand (Dallas, TX) sour cream.

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), global provider of packaging products and services, has picked up a 2016 PAC Global Leadership GOLD Award for Packaging Innovation for its flexible squeeze pouch developed for Daisy brand (Dallas, TX) sour cream.

The innovative 14-oz. Daisy Squeeze package is an inverted, wedge-shaped pouch with a flip-top dispensing closure featuring a silicone dispensing valve and a tamper-evident pull ring—similar to orange juice. It provides an easy-to-use, easy-to-dispense, mess-free, recloseable package. The pouch design is patented and was rolled out to the marketplace last year in February. Daisy and Sonoco collaborated with partners Aptar (Crystal Lake, IL) for the closure and Continuum Innovation (West Newton, MA) for the design and development.

“This award for innovation was a result of collaboration,” said Pete Gioldasis, Director of Marketing, Sonoco. “By leveraging insights into how consumers use sour cream as both a topping and an ingredient for cooking, along with expertise in materials, lamination processes, dispensing fitments, market research and design, the team was able to deliver a new package that not only protects the high quality of the contents, but also solves multiple functional consumer challenges and differentiates the brand on the shelf, while meeting  production efficiency requirements, and being easy to  merchandise alongside current packaging in a variety of store formats.”

The Packaging Consortium’s PAC Global Leadership Awards recognizes industry-based companies  for excellence in all formats of packaging, in branding and graphic design, in technical aspects and in sustainability. The PAC Packaging Competition is the longest running competition in North America, and showcases leadership in new brand packages, brand revitalization and packaging innovation.

Sonoco has been in business since 1899 and has an annual net sales of roughly $5 billion. The company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations.

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