Johanna Companies Partners with EvergreenPackaging to Introduce Tree Ripe Juices in SmartPak™ Cartons

Evergreen Packaging®, a leader in paperboard manufacturing, today announced that Johanna Companies® is the first customer to utilize its innovative SmartPak™ Cartons for their Tree Ripe® product line. SmartPak™ Cartons feature a sleek design that is not only easier for consumers of all ages to handle, but also optimizes space on retail shelves, allowing retailers to stock more products across each shelf. Tree Ripe® juices in new SmartPak™ cartons hit stores earlier this month.

“We are thrilled to partner with Johanna Companies to offer Tree Ripe® juices in our SmartPak™ Cartons,” said DeWitt Clark, Evergreen Packaging VP, North American Packaging Sales. “These cartons offer industry-leading shelf efficiencies, a key advantage for brands – especially private label brands – to increase visibility in stores. SmartPak™ cartons meet rising consumer demand for sustainable packaging and offer excellent transportation & storage efficiencies.”

In addition to shelf space optimization, SmartPak™ Cartons benefit retailers by:

  • Promoting shelf turn
  • Offering flexibility for pricing and promotional activity
  • Providing high definition process print graphics to create a bold shelf presence and differentiate store brands

“Johanna Companies is making a concerted effort to provide product options to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s consumer,” said Karen Prongay, Johanna’s Director of Marketing. “The ergonomic design makes SmartPak™ cartons easier to handle, its sleek profile stores in the refrigerator efficiently and it is made from sustainable materials demanded by our Tree Ripe customers and their families”.

For consumers, SmartPak™ cartons’ innovative design offers good pouring control, easy storage in refrigerator doors and shelves, and flavor and nutrient protection thanks to the cartons’ light-blocking abilities.

For retailers, SmartPak™ cartons can lower product and case costs, increase product differentiation and add flexibility for price point and promotional activity.

SmartPak™ Cartons are available in 48-ounce, 52-ounce and 59-ounce size options. To learn more about the product line and the complete list of benefits it offers, please visit www.evergreenpackaging.com.

About Johanna Companies®
Johanna Companies® is a major Refrigerated & Aseptic Beverage manufacturer for Johanna Brands, Private Label and Contract Manufacturing; also for Yogurt manufacturing of Johanna Brands and Private Label. As an integrated provider with national capabilities, Johanna Companies is the best solution for chilled Beverage, Yogurt and Aseptic needs.

About Evergreen Packaging®
Evergreen Packaging® is a global leader in fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.

More than 80 percent of the SmartPak™ carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource. Cartons are also recyclable. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – almost 60 percent of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.