Welcome aboard: Graphic Packaging International

Welcome aboard: Graphic Packaging International

It is with immense pleasure that the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2020 confirms that global packaging expert Graphic Packaging International has joined as a sponsor for this year’s inaugural awards programme. As one of the largest global producers of folding carton and paper-based solutions, Graphic Packaging is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference to the food and beverage sectors.

Launched to celebrate Scotland’s fantastic quality food and drink, the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards will help get more of Scotland’s amazing food and drink onto more retail shelves across Scotland.

Awards Director Antony Begley commented: “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome a company of Graphic Packaging’s stature and scale on to the team for this, the first-ever Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards. With interests across the globe and a firm commitment to progressive, sustainable packaging solutions, Graphic Packaging is an ideal partner for us and we relish the prospect of working with the team to help the burgeoning Scottish food and drink sector to continue to develop and flourish.”

Rakhee Percy, Global Marketing Manager at Graphic Packaging, said: “We are proud to sponsor the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards in its debut year, celebrating the industry’s phenomenal achievements. Operating across 70 global production sites, Graphic Packaging understands the importance of innovation and sustainability in food and drink packaging. Our design teams across the organisation work on progressive projects across a number of sectors including food and beverage, household & personal care and foodservice. In 2020, the environmental impact of packaging is firmly on the agenda for brands, retailers and consumers alike. The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards recognise the industry’s leaders when it comes to providing packaging that delivers on excellence in both design and sustainability. As a sponsor, Graphic Packaging is pleased to encourage and inspire Scottish retailers to meet that challenge head-on.”

Graphic Packaging produces the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognised brands. The company’s history extends back over more than 100 years and the company now employs more than 17,000 people. A programme of continual investment in packaging development facilities in the UK has seen the company create a new Global Innovation Centre in Bardon, Leicestershire and The Hub, a specialist beverage packaging development centre in Bristol.

Helen Lyons, Director of the Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2020, added: “Graphic Packaging is renowned the world over for the quality and credentials of its packaging solutions and we are thrilled to be working in partnership with them. As well as designing and delivering top quality world-class packaging solutions, Graphic Packaging also places a huge emphasis on the sustainability credentials of its products and its production processes and this is something that is more important today than it has ever been. It is such a massive privilege to have them on board as we celebrate everything that is fantastic about every corner of the Scottish food and drink industry, from the smallest producers and retailers to the very biggest. This is truly an inclusive celebration of everything that is wonderful about Scotland’s unique food and drink retail industry and our goal is to help get more of those home-grown products onto more shelves throughout Scotland.”

For more information, visit: graphicpkg.com

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