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Glory Farms See-Thru Can Bags Gama Innovation Packaging Award

Glory Farms premium vegetables See-Thru can was named the winner of the 2017 Gama Innovation Award for Packaging at a gala celebration in Manchester, England.

The Glory Farms package was chosen by an international panel of industry judges from eight packaging finalists from around the world, all consumer-packaged goods brands.  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.

"It's such a thrill for our company to be recognized for our See-Thru can and win this prestigious Gama Innovation Award," said Marion Swink, Co-Owner of McCall Farms.  "When we started this project, we had two goals: to create a package that answered a consumer demand, and to do something truly unique for the canning industry who hasn't seen much innovation since the can was invented in the early 1800's.  I'm very proud of the tremendous efforts of everyone at McCall Farms and our terrific partner Sonoco Plastics who worked so well together to accomplish our goals."  Woody Swink, Co-President of McCall Farms added, "Today's consumer wants clean labeling and to feel good that they are buying quality products.  So, that's exactly what we're giving them with our Glory Farms See-Thru can, quality you can see."

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.  The Gama Awards Team wrote, "Clear cans give a new meaning to transparency in the preserved vegetable category. 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 and nutrients.  A new pop-top lid adds convenience for preparing delicious meals and side dishes.  The line is now available in over 1,000 grocery stores on the east coast. Varieties include: Garbanzo Beans, Pinto Beans, Green Lima Beans, Light Red Kidney Beans, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans and Blackeye Peas.

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