Awards and Testimonials

ALF is proud to partner with Vanguard Companies and share our

award winning customer designs and industry recognition.

Remington iLight IPL3500VDN
for Costco Canada

2021 AICC/TAPPI Box Manufacturing Olympics
• Best of the Industry Corrugated Structure
• Gold Award, Innovative Structural Design Consumer Focus
• Gold Award, Best Application of Spot or Full Label

Innovative Design
The unique All-in-One secondary package design had an integrated insert to hold the product package in place and allow for the Medical Certification Serial Number to be seen through a cutout on the bottom of the package.

Sustainable Execution
The design allowed for easy setup and assembly along with easy locking of the product package inside. It also reduced the carbon footprint in transportation of the goods to the fulfillment location and the amount of time spent building and packing.

Exceptional Customer Experience
The reduced fillers and inserts also made it quick and easy for the customer to access and remove the product.

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Garland Foods Half Pallet
for Winn-Dixie

2021 Shop! OMA Awards
• Gold, Food – Temporary Display

Robust Design
The temporary design was industrially sturdy and was able to withstand the retail produce environment that would be moisture rich with probable wet product and to withstand being restocked multiple times. The display was versatile, easily positioned and did not require any special or unique tools for assembly.

Visually Appealing
Most of all, the display must be visually appealing, encourage shopping, be easy to shop, and depict a natural and healthy “farm-fresh food” feeling for shoppers.

Strong Performance
The display performed well to position additional fresh produce within the department. The shelf liners performed as planned and display integrity and durability requirements were met. Restocking of produce was successful for associates to do. The customer experienced full sell thru on expected product lift throughout season.

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Flock Party Endcap Display
for Tractor Supply

2021 AICC/TAPPI Box Manufacturing Olympics
• Silver Award, Digital Printing – Containers and Displays – Ink Jet/Digital

2021 Shop! OMA Awards
• Bronze Award, Mass Merchandise – Permanent Display

Engaging Durability
The chicken coop design structure was used to engage shoppers quickly. The design was a freestanding endcap able to withstand 10-12 months on the floor and five rotations of differentiated product assortments.

Easy Assembly
The displays were kitted flat into easy-to manage shippers. Assembling on-site allowed for easy setup. Graphic branding and imagery enabled the display to attract, engage and convert shoppers.

Exceptional Performance

The display integrity and durability requirements were met. Manna Pro achieved 150% of expected forecast for the first 17 weeks of the program.

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Sustainability Awards

2010 Greener Package Awards

Vanguard Packaging topped Summit Publishing’s second annual Greener Package Awards for packaging sustainability, earning both the Beyond the Package Award and Innovator of the Year.

The operation and facility feature a variety of green initiatives, which have resulted in big sustainability gains and cost savings for Vanguard.

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2010 Innovator of the Year Award

While many have boasted over the past several years that sustainability is a part of their company’s DNA, this year’s Beyond the Package Award winner and Innovator of the Year Award winner, Vanguard, can credibly claim sustainability as part of its physical make up.

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You all are on it!

"I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the communication I have received from everyone at Advanced. Communication is key, especially with Costco. It is wonderful working with such an amazing team of people." Thank you, Nora Abraham

Vision Marketing

Thank You!

"Really pleased with the effort from the Vanguard/ALF team to meet our tight deadline. Job well done to the team! On to the next."

Spectrum Brands – Hardware & Home Improvement

"The easiest fulfillment vendor to work with.” – Logistics


Thank You!

“I just want to take a moment and thank each of you for helping to get these displays shipped out in full and on-time. You have all been very responsive and flexible whenever I had a question and/or needed help and I appreciate it”. - CSR