Evansville, IN, December 15, 2008 - Berry's award-winning packaging design team and its collaborative partnerships with customers were recognized by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) as the recipient of two package design awards. The NJPEC was established in 1963, and 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Innovative Package Award. This year the NJPEC judges selected the following innovative Berry Plastics packages:

Silver Award
Outstanding Achievement In the Field of Food and Beverage Package Category

ConAgra's Healthy Choice Café Steamers
The unique microwave Steam Cooker™ locks in naturally fresh food flavors, allowing the consumer to enjoy restaurant-inspired meals by steaming the food themselves.

The injection molded PP trays are manufactured at our Lawrence, KS, facility. The tray design was a joint effort between the Berry Design Center lead team and ConAgra's R&D packaging team.

Bronze Award
Outstanding Achievement In the Field of Food and Beverage Package Food Category

Kraft Cool Whip Aerosol Overcap
Traditional labeling is given a unique twist with a fun overcap designed to resemble the classic dollop of Cool Whip's whipped topping.

The Kraft dollop overcap is produced at our Evansville, IN, plant. It was a joint effort between the Berry Design Center lead team and Kraft's R&D packaging team.

The Berry Design Center is committed to outstanding quality and ongoing innovation in the development of award-winning packaging designs. Our services include:

  • Idea generation & concept exploration
  • Artistic sketching, 3D modeling, and rendering
  • Rapid prototyping and model making
  • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Visually & verbally articulating concept solutions
  • Qualitative and quantitative focus group testing
  • On-site collaboration workshops with clients

About The NJPEC
The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club is an organization of packaging professionals whose goal is to promote the industry through educational and networking opportunities. This is accomplished through keynote speaker presentations, peer discussions, and special events such as the Innovative Package Awards. More information about the NJPEC can be found online at http://www.njpec.com

About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Berry Plastics is a major producer of a wide range of products, including open top and closed top packaging, polyethylene-based plastic films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, heat-shrinkable coatings and specialty laminates. The company's 17,000 plus customers range from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. Based in Evansville, Indiana, the company has 68 manufacturing facilities worldwide and nearly 14,000 employees.