Tri-Star Packaging, has returned to the awards podium to scoop the prestigious National Distributor of the Year Award at the 2017 Foodservice Packaging Association Awards
A previous winner of several FPA Awards, Tri-Star Packaging was delighted to be voted the honour by the FPA manufacturer members. “At Tri-Star, we operate beyond that of a distributor and more in partnership with our suppliers and customers to provide the most profitable and flexible results,” says Kevin Curran, Managing Director, Tri-Star Packaging. “It is an honour to attend the FPA Awards once again and we are thrilled to be recognised by the industry with this most prestigious accolade.”
Comments from the FPA manufacturer members who voted in this category included ‘Tri-Star are a great distributor who embrace NPD, work closely with us and their customers to deliver great products and service. They are always approachable and very proactive in driving innovation in to the market place’ and also ‘Professional focussed national distributor who can strongly add value to each manufacturer’s range. They keep fully up to date with a fast moving market’.
The company’s strong focus on product innovation was also recognised with a Highly Commended in the Product Innovation category for the new Gourmet 24.7. Pushing the boundaries of foodservice packaging is the revolutionary multi-functional Gourmet 24.7 for the burgeoning new gourmet food takeaway sector. In an industry first, Gourmet 24.7 enables multiple takeaway dishes, both wet and dry, hot and cold into a single container.
Tri-Star Packaging developed Gourmet 24.7 working with a premium restaurant chain, which was seeking to uphold its chic image when launching a takeaway service.
“By offering a consultative service to customers, we can give them the tools they need to drive business growth by developing new channels and ultimately improving their profit,” says Kevin Curran, Managing Director, Tri-Star Packaging. “That the results of Tri-Star’s partnership approach has been recognised by our industry peers makes all of our team across the UK very proud.”