Old Orchard Brands Honored by Glass Packaging Institute

Leading Fruit Juice Brand Wins Clear Choice Award for Very Cherre Bottle Design

Sep 16, 2010, 09:07 ET from Old Orchard Brands

SPARTA, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- West Michigan-based Old Orchard Brands® has received a Clear Choice Award from The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) for the revolutionary design of the company's Very Cherre™ tart cherry juice packaging.  Introduced for the first time earlier this year, Very Cherre is the first product from Old Orchard Brands to be offered in a glass bottle.

Each year, the GPI Clear Choice awards recognize only ten consumer product companies for their outstanding achievements in glass packaging design. Old Orchard was recognized alongside notable brands such as Sam Adams (The Boston Beer Company), Miller Lite and DIAGEO (Smirnoff Premium Malt Mixed Drinks), among others.  

"It's an honor to have our Very Cherre design recognized in the company of such a high-profile group of consumer brands," said Mark Saur, founder and president of Old Orchard.  "There's something about a beautifully designed glass bottle that can elevate a product to new heights. Very Cherre really demanded that we put equal emphasis on form and function, and glass was the perfect complement. We're thrilled with our Clear Choice award."

The Very Cherre bottle was designed in partnership with Muncie, Ind.-based Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc.

A full list of Clear Choice Award winners can be found at www.GPI.org, or linked directly from http://tinyurl.com/2evmu83.

For more information about Old Orchard Brands' Very Cherre tart cherry juice, visit www.verycherre.com.

About Old Orchard Brands

Sparta, Mich.-based Old Orchard Brands is one of the fastest-growing fruit juice brands in the United States.  Established in 1985, the company offers consumers 35 frozen concentrate flavors and 68 bottled varieties in a range of 100 percent fruit juices and blends, premium and organic juices, fruit juice cocktails, low-sugar fruit juice cocktails, and juice-infused teas.  Old Orchard Brands currently produces more than 80 million 64-ounce bottles of fruit juice and 45 million 12-ounce canisters of frozen juice concentrates each year. For more about Old Orchard, visit www.oldorchardjuice.com.

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