Sonoco awarded for merchandising success

Sonoco, a large global packaging enterprise, announced on April 8 in Hartsville, South Carolina, that it won four awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International's (POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 26.

The award-winning displays received the highest scores in design, innovation, interactivity, as well as the proven ability to lift sales. Sonoco’s winning entries included exhibits for Nestle Coffee-mate, Nestle Skinny Cow Iced Coffee, Robert Bosch Dremel Micro8050 and Nestle NESCAFE Dolce Gusto.

This year’s competition drew over 500 entries from 93 different companies.

“It is extremely rewarding to have our talented retail merchandising team recognized for their outstanding work with customers to provide innovative, shopper-engaging, retail marketing and promotional solutions,” said Philippe Erhart, division vice president and general manager of Sonoco Global Display and Packaging.

Sonoco, founded in 1899, is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and display and packaging services. With over 20,000 employees working in more 330 facilities in 34 countries, it serves many world-famous brands in 85 nations. A proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Sonoco has annual net sales of approximately $5 billion.

POPAI was established in 1936. It is the leading international association for the in-store marketing industry.

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