Tri-Star boss “totally blown away” by gold rush

Tri-Star Packaging managing director Kevin Curran was “totally blown away” after the company romped home with four industry awards in the space of just two days.

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Tri-Label Online wins Gold in the lunch! Innovation Challenge 2014

Tri-Label Online, Tri-Star’s cloud-based labelling software solution for the food-to-go sector, picked up an Innovation Challenge Gold Award at the lunch! trade show on 24 September. The competition is judged by visitors to lunch!, who vote on their favourite innovations at the show, and a panel of industry judges who select the winners from a shortlist. Tri-Label Online’s success at lunch! came just a day after it was highly commended in the New Café Product Award (Support Services category) at the prestigious Café Life Awards.

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Tri-Pot™ wins New Café Product Award (Packaging) at the Café Life Awards 2014

There was also a double-triumph for Tri-Pot™, Tri-Star’s new stylish, super-clear and ‘curvy’ deli pot. Tri-Pot™ won the New Café Product Award (Packaging) at the Café Life Awards and the following day went on to earn highly commended in the lunch! Innovation Challenge.

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Tri-Star’s award-winning Tri-Pot™

Kevin Curran said: “I’m thrilled – totally blown away. We’re no strangers to winning awards at Tri-Star but even I had to pinch myself after this avalanche of wins in just two days. We pride ourselves on creating products and services that are genuinely innovative and make a real positive difference to food-to-go businesses’ everyday operations. We leave the humdrum stuff to everybody else. For us to sell a product it must be something special and winning these awards gives us a clear signal that we’re getting things right.”

Tri-Label Online’s success brings its total awards tally to four in less than a year since it was launched. The system offers businesses an easy way to create and produce great-looking labels from any PC and printer using the UK’s only cloud-based labelling software package.

Tri-Label Online is a cost-effective and simple way to create fantastic labels that will guarantee maximum shelf-standout for products and reinforce brand identity. The ground-breaking system is fully-compliant with forthcoming changes to food labelling laws (the new FIR), and is flexible and updateable, eliminating the need to buy new software discs whenever labelling regulations change. Users simply access Tri-Label Online via a secure web portal, through which they can create, amend and self-print their labels as required.

Tri-Pot™, meanwhile, is turning heads with its pleasing design that adds a flourish to food-to-go retailers’ lunchtime offer. Suitable for a range of products such as pasta salads, couscous, olives, yoghurt & granola, Bircher muesli and chopped fruit, it is sturdy and versatile and offers fantastic clarity and presentation to encourage impulse purchases.

Exclusive to Tri-Star, the Tri-Pot™ is available in three sizes – small (170cc), medium (300cc) and large (440cc) – with separate one-size lids and inserts. Its practical design means it is stackable, has plenty of room for labelling and branding, and makes portion control easy. The Tri-Pot™ is also environmentally-friendly. It is made in Britain from premium UK-sourced crystal-clear rPET that is both recycled and recyclable, resulting in a low carbon footprint.