Vanguard Packaging Announces Gold and Bronze Wins in the 2021 Shop! Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards Competition

Vanguard Packaging, founded in 1975, a leading designer and manufacturer of value-added point-of-purchase displays is pleased to announce the winning of two coveted Shop! OMA Awards. The Shop! Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards program, now in its 63rd year, is the Marketing at Retail Industry’s most prestigious, largest, and longest-running awards contest. It recognizes and honors excellent displays that set the merchandising and design precedents of today to become the standards of tomorrow. 

“Creating an award winning display requires great customer collaboration, innovation and teamwork. Congratulations to our valued customers and the entire team at Vanguard Companies for making awesome happen.” said Christ Stoler, Vanguard Company CEO. “This was truly a team effort— from the collaboration of our sales team with their clients, through the design phase, planning and manufacturing. Vanguard Companies delivers award winning results for our customers.” 

Vanguard Packaging and Garland Foods won a Gold OMA Award in the Food – Temporary Display division for their Garland Half Pallet Display for Winn-Dixie. 

Garland Foods tasked us with finding a unique way to merchandise fresh produce on a floor display within the produce department of Winn-Dixie. The display had to be temporary in design, yet industrially sturdy to 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 must be versatile, easily positioned and must NOT require any special or unique tools for assembly. 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.