Leahy-IFP's Space Saver Beverages bag-in-box packaging system receives Beverage Industry magazine's Best Package Design 2013 award; 5-liter, shelf-stable format designed specifically for foodservice industry and retail/club store space

, February 5, 2014 () – Leahy-IFP's Space Saver Beverages was a recipient of Beverage Industry magazine's Best Package Design 2013.

According to a release, the 5-liter, shelf-stable, bag in box format is specifically designed for the foodservice industry and retail/club store space. By combining convenience and quality, its design is an ideal private label format for ready-to-drink juices, teas, and more.

Space Saver's patent-pending package features a custom designed inner bag, reinforced outer box and low-profile fridge footprint. Perfect for consumers, it delivers quality and great taste and is space-efficient, easy-to-serve. It fits perfectly in any refrigerator and features a convenient "no drip" spout. Retailers and brand owners will enjoy Space Saver's strong shelf and brand presence.

"With increased consumer acceptance of the bag in box format and increased demand for non-carbonated beverages to fit into tighter shelf spaces, we created a portable format that is environmentally-friendly and easy-to-use," stated Joe Arends, Leahy-IFP's Director of Marketing. Adding, " Space Saver's aseptic processing does not require added preservatives and is a certified non-GMO product."

"We promise retailers and consumers that we will only offer environmentally-friendly and sustainable products. Compared to 64 oz. plastic bottles, Space Saver utilizes 50 percent less energy during production, generates 22 percent less post-consumer solid waste and 7 percent less process greenhouse gas. Our customers should feel good about their overall purchase; it's a positive reflection on us and our retail partners," states John Ferraro, Director of Innovation.

"We are proud of the recognition and overwhelming interest Space Saver is receiving among suppliers, retailers and consumers. It uniquely satisfies the need for superior quality, eco-friendly, shelf-stable beverages and provides logistical advantages for the retail channel; enhancing our position with club stores in addition to reaching consumers in their homes via (www.spacesaverbeverages.com). We will be in over 165 retail outlets by April, with interest steadily growing and it's all because we listened to our customers and answered their demands," states Michael Leahy, President and CEO.

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