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Oct'2013
Hi-Cone’s interactive displays draws visitors throughout the show.

This year, Drinktec headlined the expo with “Less is more in packaging!” which has been Hi-Cone’s guiding principal for over 50 years: Minimal packaging with maximum benefits.

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Sep'13
Hi-Cone introduces new ways to engage consumers with takeaway items at Drinktec

At Drinktec 2013 Hi-Cone is presenting a true innovation in packaging which enables brands new opportunities to connect with their consumers.

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Aug'13
New carriers with takeaway items

New ways to engage consumers: carriers with takeaway items: bookmarks, wristbands & more

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May'13
Hi-Cone invited to 8th Walmart Expo

Hi-Cone and ITW Sustainability Group honored with invite to 8th Walmart Sustainability Expo

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Aug'13
Craft Brewers meet Big Foot at the Hi-Cone booth & learn about sustainable packaging.

Big Foot, Leave No Trace’s enthusiastic mascot, helps Hi-Cone spread the Word about recycling ring carriers and sustainable packaging at the Craft Brewers Show.

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Apr'13
Hi-Cone Celebrated The Grand Opening Of Its Plant In Cabreúva, Brazil

Hi-Cone will be providing multipack carriers directly to bottling plants throughout Brazil and the surrounding areas. from its new location in Cabreúva.

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Jan'13
Hi-Cone team participates in invitation-only Coca-Cola Innovation Fair

Hi-Cone showcased their strength in innovation to sales, commercialization, brand and integrated marketing teams.

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Feb'13
May Elementary Academy Explores Hi-Cone Operations on Plant Tour

May Elementary Community Academy, a public school in Chicago, visited the Hi-Cone headquarters in Itasca for their third annual plant tour.

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Jan'13
Inspiring Youth through Junior Achievement since 1991

Hi-Cone continues the 20 year tradition of inspiring youth through JA. Volunteers teach the concepts of business, and financial literacy to young people.

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Hi-Cone’s interactive displays draws 
visitors throughout the show. 

This year, Drinktec headlined the expo with “Less is more in packaging!” which has been Hi-Cone’s guiding principal for over 50 years: Minimal packaging with maximum benefits.

Hi-Cone continues on the cutting edge of packaging, introducing several industry firsts in packaging at Drinktec this year. Hi-Cone’s hands-on demonstrations of their new offerings drew beverage professionals from around the world. The product introductions included:
Mixed Case Picking & Palletization, Hi-Cone Orientation , New carriers that can be separated into smaller multipacks, New multipack carriers

Hi-Cone introduces new ways to engage 
consumers with takeaway items at Drinktec 

At Drinktec 2013 Hi-Cone is presenting a  true innovation in packaging which enables brands new opportunities to connect with their consumers.

A true innovation in packaging enables brands new opportunities to connect with their consumers—to create designs that are more effective and useful while cutting down on waste at the same time. Hi-Cone’s new carrier with takeaway items does this and more to provide brands new and innovative ways to engage their customers.
The takeaway carrier’s designs include bookmarks, wristbands, trading cards, and stickers. Other creative ideas for brands are currently underway. According to Ton Hoppenbrouwers, Hi-Cone Global Director Business Development, “This type of carrier has enormous potential in the global market. Beverage companies depend on their packaging to provide an ongoing in-store marketing edge. The takeaway item with the carrier provides differentiation for the brand creates shelf appeal and makes the brand exciting.”

New carriers with takeaway items 

Hi-Cone carriers with takeaway items provide new ways to engage consumers: Include wristbands, bookmarks, sticker & more with multipacks.

Hi-Cone’s leading-edge design team recently crafted a carrier with two removable wristbands that can be customized with the customer’s message. Designers have created a set of takeaway wristbands with a Halloween theme featuring characters that are spooky and kid-friendly at the same time. The Halloween theme proved to be an attention-getting, fun addition to the shelf pack—and showed that minimal packaging can still have maximum impact.

Hi-Cone invited to 8th Walmart Expo

By providing compelling sustainable packaging examples to Walmart, Hi-Cone has been honored with this invitation for the past eight years, since its inaugural 2005 Expo.

Hi-Cone attended Walmart’s invitation only Annual Sustainable Packaging Exposition with members of the ITW Sustainable Packaging Group, which included Zip-Pak resealable packaging, ITW Shippers Products, and ITW Marking & Coding.

New this year is Walmart’s increased emphasis on the scorecard in buying decisions.  Duncan MacNaughton, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., noted in 2013, “Every buyer will have sustainability goals as part of his or her objectives, and we will use the Index as the tool to measure progress against those goals. We’ll recognize and reward those buyers and suppliers who are doing well. We will also ask suppliers who aren’t performing well to develop plans to improve, and we’ll hold them accountable for showing progress...”

Big Foot at Hi-Cone Booth

Big Foot, Leave No Trace’s enthusiastic mascot, helps Hi-Cone spread the Word about recycling ring carriers and sustainable packaging at the Craft Brewers Show.

Hi-Cone had some very unusual member of its booth team at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America® 2013. Big Foot appeared in Hi-Cone’s booth in Washington, DC, to the surprise of over 5,000 of the nation’s most prominent craft brewers. The Bigfoot seen at the Hi-Cone booth was actually the mascot of the Leave No Trace (LNT) Travelling Trainers Team, Kate Bullock and Tracy Howard. LNT joined Hi-Cone at the Craft Brewers Conference to spread the word about its educational programs and to provide education on Hi-Cone’s sustainable packaging.

Hi-Cone Celebrated The Grand Opening 
Of Its Plant In Cabreúva, Brazil

Hi-Cone will be providing multipack carriers directly to bottling plants throughout Brazil and the surrounding areas. from its new location in Cabreúva.

João Eder da Silva, Business Unit Manager of Hi-Cone Brazil, stated, “We continue to serve the global corporations expanding in Brazil and invest in the rapidly growing market here. Providing our customers local multipackaging and product innovations reflects Hi-Cone’s priority on building long-term customer relationships.”

Hi-Cone team participates in invitation-
only Coca-Cola Innovation Fair

Hi-Cone showcased their strength in innovation to sales, commercialization, brand and integrated marketing teams.

The Hi-Cone design team, whose ingenious designs have been awarded over 100 patents, was enthusiastic to be participating. For the Fair, they developed samples of Hi-Cone carriers in a variety of attention-getting, shapes as well as new carriers that offer more utility, such as carriers that included wristbands and bookmarks.

May Elementary Academy Explores 
Hi-Cone Operations on Plant Tour 

May Elementary Community Academy, a public school in Chicago, visited the Hi-Cone headquarters in Itasca for their third annual plant tour.

Lead by VP of Manufacturing, Pam Tully, Hi-Cone’s staff took the students through the entire manufacturing and business process, from sales through production to shipping.
Tours to Fortune 500 businesses such as Hi-Cone can help students make connections between their schoolwork and the opportunities available in the community. The tour provides ideas for what may interest students in future and enable them to see firsthand the business of manufacturing.

Inspiring Youth through Junior 
Achievement since 1991

Hi-Cone continues the 20 year tradition of inspiring youth through JA. Volunteers  teach the concepts of business, and financial literacy to young people.

Since 1991, Hi-Cone has been supporting Junior Achievement. Why? Junior Achievement envisions future and keeps that vision, front, and center. Junior Achievement’s mission is: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

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