Indianapolis – Polar Bear Products, the Consumer Products Division of Jacobs and Thompson Group, recently received the Judges’Choice Silver Award and Honorable Mention distinction in the 2017 Packaging and Merchandising Awards (PMA) program, presented by North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).
Polar Bear Products and nearly fifty other U.S. and Canadian manufacturers recently submitted select packaging and merchandising/point-of-purchase display product materials to a distinguished awards committee in order to compete for recognition as the best in the industry.
To determine all winners, NRHA selected three expert judges representing the retail, media and graphics communities to contribute their professional talent and experience to review and critique each entry. The judges’ scores were categorically tallied resulting in winning packaging and merchandising displays selected among five award levels: Judges’ Choice, Whole Package for Packaging and Merchandising, Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention.
“Each year we look forward to receiving, reviewing and recognizing the most innovative in packaging and merchandising displays,” commented Marci Taschler, Member Growth & Development Manager and PMA Program Director at NRHA. “Packaging and merchandising play a key role in the overall success of manufacturers’ products from a corporate branding perspective to how they are positioned and purchased at the retail level. I am very proud of the companies who participated and honored to lead this initiative.”
“We are extremely thrilled to be recognized in this year’s NRHA Packaging and Merchandising Competition with the Silver Award,” stated Robert Greene, VP of Consumer Products at Jacobs and Thompson. “We’ve been working very hard with an incredible team at Libera Graphics in Toronto on the launch of our new Weatherproofing and Floor Protection product line and could not be more excited to hit store shelves with our innovative packaging designs this year.”
NRHA hosts the PMA competition annually to inform the industry about emerging packaging trends, and to celebrate the overall independent home improvement channel’s best in merchandising and packaging.
The Packaging and Merchandising Awards presentation will take place at 2 p.m. May 9 in the NRHA Village at the National Hardware Show® in Las Vegas. All program entries will also be on display at the Packaging and Merchandising Award Expo in the NRHA Village for the duration of the three-day Show, and will appear in a special section in the May issue of Hardware Retailing magazine.
About Polar Bear Products
Polar Bear Products is a Consumer Product Division of Jacobs and Thompson Group who has a 70-plus year track record manufacturing weatherproofing and floor protection products in North America. We put our effort into producing high quality products that bring comfort to your home while helping you save on energy costs. We guarantee quality through our unique A2LA laboratory which allows us to perform rigorous quality-control on our products to ensure our adhesives will comply with the highest quality standards. We are a proud socially conscious brand that promotes sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction not only through our products but also through our Bronze Sponsorship of Polar Bears International – an organization that is fighting to reduce climate change and protect the polar bear ecosystem.
About the North American Retail Hardware Association
Founded in 1900 by a group of retailers, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is a not-for-profit trade association with a mission to help hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards, regardless of wholesale affiliation, become better and more profitable retailers. Governed by a board of independent hardware retailers, NRHA fulfills its mission by providing information, communication, training programs and networking opportunities for the industry it serves. Each month NRHA publishes Hardware Retailing magazine, which reaches more than 34,000 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. NRHA also provides a wealth of online training and educational resources to thousands of retailers on www.nrha.org.
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