The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Awards Committee announced on May 3 the winners of the 2012 Annual NACD Package Awards Competition. The judging for the 49th Annual competition was held on February 29, 2012 in Tampa, FL. Judges examined rated and evaluated packages in seven categories. Judging was based on packaging innovation, sustainability, graphics, decoration, shape, closure, texture, ease-of-use, consumer appeal, and technical merit.

Winners were honored during the NACD 2012 Annual Convention at the Ocean Reef Club & Resort in Key Largo, FL., on April 24, 2012. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards were presented to the top three containers in the following categories: Beverage, Cosmetic & Personal Care, Drug & Pharmaceutical, Food, General Industrial, Household Chemical & Automotive, Novelty, Pet & Vet.

Other awards presented include the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show, and the NACD People’s Choice Award. Hoppe’s Gun Oil Wipes from TricorBraun received the highest rating overall as Best of Show. This award is named as memorial to Bernard M. Seid, a valuable contributor to NACD and innovator in the industry as well as a leader in the development of the NACD Package Awards program.

Note: Food & Beverage Packaging lists the food and beverage winners only; to read about the additional winners and for more information, visit www.nacd.net.

Food

BRONZE: IHOP Syrup, Berlin Packaging,   www.berlinpackaging.com/
SILVER:Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Zuckerman Honickman, www.zh-inc.com 
GOLD: Krusteaz One Step Muffin Mix (Asst. Flavors), Empire/EMCO   www.empireemco.com 

Beverage

BRONZE: Karma Wellness Water, Zuckerman Honickman  
SILVER: Sake G, TricorBraun, www.tricorbraun.com  
GOLD: Roxor Gin, TricorBraun  

The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) is a professional association of rigid packaging distributors who supply bottles, tubes, pumps, sprayers and other closure systems. Services include warehousing and labeling. NACD is committed to the distribution of quality packaging components by establishing the market connection between manufacturers/producers and users of containers. For more information about NACD, call 630-544-5052 or email info@nacd.net.