EFFINGHAM, S.C., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory Farms vegetables, packaged in a ground-breaking and category-first, "See-Thru" can, has been named a Packaging Finalist for the 2017 Gama Innovation Awards. Glory Farms is a new brand of canned premium vegetables from McCall Farms, known for its tasty line of high quality, southern-style seasoned canned vegetables and fruits.
"We are honored to be named a finalist for this prestigious Gama Innovation Award," said Woody Swink, Co-President of McCall Farms. "Our new Glory Farms See-Thru can is the most notable packaging innovation in canned vegetables since canning was invented in the early 1800's. When the consumer can see the vegetables it not only says "fresh" but also gives them a sense of trust because they see what they are buying. It's truly, quality you can see." The TruVue™ plastic can was developed in partnership with Sonoco Products, a global packaging leader.
The Gama Innovation Awards recognize outstanding innovation in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) space, with finalists selected by Gama's global network of in-country researchers and analysts. Gama Innovation Director Silvia Ruiz commented, "In putting together the short lists for each category we analyzed hundreds of products from over 40 countries, selecting only the ground-breaking few for consideration."
The overall winner in each category of the Gama Innovation Awards, as voted by an international panel of prestigious industry judges, will be announced in a ceremony to take place on October 25, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.
"Clear cans give a new meaning to transparency in the preserved vegetable category," writes the Gama Innovation Awards team. "The Glory Farms 'clear can' technology could allow canned foods to compete on a more equal footing with non-preserved alternatives in perceptions of freshness, quality, nutritional benefits and flavour."
Glory Farms uses only premium vegetables that are slow-cooked at lower temperatures to lock-in their flavors. A new pop-top lid adds convenience for preparing delicious meals and side dishes. Varieties include: Garbanzo Beans, Pinto Beans, Green Lima Beans, Light Red Kidney Beans, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans and Blackeye Peas.
About McCall Farms
McCall Farms is one of America's leading producers of farm-fresh canned vegetables and fruits. Established in 1838, McCall Farms employs over 1,000 people in its 900,000-square foot manufacturing facility and corporate offices in Effingham, SC. The family-owned and operated company produces a wide variety of high-quality, Southern-style products under four nationally distributed brands: Glory Foods, Margaret Holmes, Peanut Patch and Bruce's Yams. New Glory Farms continues to expand distribution in 2017. For more information on Glory Farms, visit gloryfarms.com. For McCall Farms, visit mccallfarms.com
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New Glory Farms Premium Slow-Cooked Vegetables in a category first, "See-Thru" can. Available in seven varieties. (PRNewsfoto/McCall Farms)