Board Converting News, May 10, 2021

Vanguard Packaging Wins Two Shop! OMA Awards


Kansas City, Missouri based Vanguard Packaging, a de- signer and manufacturer of value-added point-of-pur- chase displays, announced that it has won two coveted Shop! OMA Awards. The Shop! Outstanding Merchandis- ing Achievement (OMA) Awards program, now in its 63rd year, is the Marketing at Retail Industry’s most prestigious, largest, and longest-running award contest. It recognizes and honors excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today to become the standards of tomorrow. “Creating an award winning display requires great cus- tomer collaboration, innovation and teamwork. Congrat- ulations to our valued customers and the entire team at Vanguard Companies for making awesome happen.” said Chris Stoler, Vanguard Company CEO. “This was truly a


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team effort— from the collaboration of our sales team with their clients, through the design phase, planning and man- ufacturing. Vanguard Companies delivers award winning results for our customers.” Garland Foods tasked Vanguard with finding a unique way to merchandise fresh produce on a floor display with- in the produce department of Winn-Dixie. The display had to be temporary in design, yet industrially sturdy to be able to withstand the retail produce environment that would be moisture rich with probable wet product and to withstand being restocked multiple times. The display had to be ver- satile, easily positioned and must NOT require any special or unique tools for assembly. Most of all, the display had to be visually appealing, encourage shopping, be easy to shop, and depict a natural and healthy “farm-fresh food” feeling for shoppers. Vanguard Packaging and Garland Foods won a Gold OMA Award for their Garland Half Pallet Display for Winn-Dixie.


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May 10, 2021

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