Anchor Wins 4th Award of 2010 for Product Innovation

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Anchor Wins 4th Award of 2010 for Product Innovation


Anchor Packaging continues to receive accolades and recognition for its innovative new product designs. The St. Louis, Mo.-based company’s Culinary Classic KFC Reusable Sides Container recently obtained industry honors and now its Crisp Food Container has done the same, resulting in a total of 4 awards for Product Innovation, in the past 12 months alone.

Earlier this year, the KFC Reusable Sides Container received the 2010 Greener Package Award for offering the first reusable sides container in the fast food industry. It was also a Pack Expo Selects Finalist.

At approximately the same time, Anchor’s Crisp Food Container was named the 2010 AMERISTAR Award Winner by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) in recognition of its commitment to and support of excellence in overall package design and functionality. The judging criteria consisted of:  innovation, food protection, performance, and environmental impact.

Anchor’s Crisp Food Container was subsequently recognized by the Food Packaging Institute (FPI) in the categories of innovation and performance. Most recently, Germany’s Interpack – which considered entrants from over 30 countries -- also selected the Crisp Food Container as their choice in packaging innovation.

Designed and manufactured by Anchor Packaging, the Crisp Food Container uses an exclusive, patent-pending, convection cross-flow ventilation design to relieve moisture and condensation, while ensuring that fried foods remain crispy. Independent, side-by-side tests at several leading retailers demonstrated that the Crisp Food Container allowed the food product to retain more of its internal temperature than other available packaging, thus assisting in meeting local health department regulations.

The Crisp Food Container is made of re-usable polypropylene, and consists of a black base and clear lid, formed as a single hinged container.

Anchor Packaging’s product line includes a broad variety of upscale take-out packaging used restaurants and other foodservice operations, as well as, containers for merchandising prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets deli cup containers, all-purpose foodservice cling wrap.

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