TricorBraun Wins Best of Show, Record Number of NACD Packaging Awards

Global packaging leader TricorBraun ( has been awarded the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) Best of Show in the 2018 NACD Packaging Awards, marking the 11th time the company has been recognized with the prestigious honor. TricorBraun received a company record of 12 NACD awards, including Best of Show, Best Use of Stock Packaging (bronze medal), six gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The company garnered more awards and more gold medals than any other distributor.

“This is a tremendous recognition of our team’s dedication, creativity and innovation,” says Court Carruthers, president and CEO, TricorBraun. “To be honored for both stock and custom designs is especially meaningful, as it reflects a core principle to provide our customers with exceptional products and services, based on their needs. Eleven years of Best of Show awards, plus our company record of NACD medals, signifies our unrelenting pursuit of excellence on behalf of our customers and our commitment to be the undisputed packing leader.”

TricorBraun’s 2018 NACD Packaging Awards include:

Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award

Eliminator Weed and Grass Killer Concentrate

Gro-Tec’s product line rebrand benefitted from TricorBraun’s one-stop shopping capabilities. Because the designs for the custom bottle and overcap were created by the same company that sourced the components, it was a seamless transition, without any glitches or slowdowns that can be caused by designs that are not manufacturable. All of the product line components maintain a consistent brand appearance.

Beverage Category, Gold Medal

Kentucky Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

The craft distiller wanted to capture their family history in the spirits business in the bottle design, as well as tie into their still. A premium product in quality and price, the packaging supports the brand look with a high-end, custom bottle, a high-end custom cap and a label with several embellishments.

Drug and Pharmaceutical Category, Gold Medal

Rogue Nicotine on Demand Tablets Lozenges & Chewing Gum

When Rogue was moving into anti-smoking cessation, they asked TricorBraun to develop two tin plate packages to launch Rogue Nicotine on Demand in tablets, lozenges and chewing gum. The project required a significant amount of tooling development, dimension adjustments, and color development; the end results were 50ml and 75ml oblong and square seamless tins.

Food Category, Gold Medal Butcher’s Bone Broth

Butcher’s Bone Broth desired a very specific look and gave TricorBraun a glass bottle which became the inspiration for this custom 2oz HDPE straight-sided square, decorated with a full body shrink label. The square bottle, with a gently sloping neck and old-fashioned fonts, evoke times past. The label has a window stripe section allowing the consumer to track the product level even though the shrink label covers the entire package.

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