Qualvis has created a fresh look for gourmet popcorn brand, Popcorn Shed. The vibrant new packaging format has helped drive growth for the start up, returning a 100% increase in sales compared to the same period last year.
London based Popcorn Shed says that it is rewriting the rules of the gourmet snacking category in the UK and beyond. Co-founder and director Sam Feller said, ‘Say goodbye to boring, tasteless popcorn! We add real indulgent Belgian chocolate, nuts and fruit to our popcorn, for an extra flavour hit and enhanced mouth feel. Our gourmet popcorn tastes better than the competition, and our flavours are both unique and eye catching.’
As a young challenger brand, the packaging brief was simple – the company needed a pack format that would stand out from the competition, create fantastic shelf presence and differentiate from competitors. Popcorn Shed’s popcorn is the only popcorn to come in a ‘shed’ style folding box board carton. The ‘shed’ design complements the brand style, alluding to the history of the brand (the founders began making popcorn in their garden shed!). The design also makes the brand far more ‘giftable’.
Each flavour has its own style shed, and tells its own story. For example, Pecan Pie is inspired by an American barnyard, Salted Caramel is inspired by the bright lights of the Brighton seafront and Pop N Choc, a fantasy log cabin in the forest. The window patch allows a subtle view of the flavours to add extra appetite appeal and the packaging allows for double facing with the side profile acting as an alternative display option for shops. Further tactile consumer experience is created by having the intricate defined embossing to Popcorn Shed logo, providing key detail to both the front of the pack and the lid.
‘The reaction to the new design from retailers and consumers has been absolutely fantastic, and we expect to do a roaring Christmas trade with this packaging format. We chose Qualvis because of its excellent track record in bringing brands to life,’ said Sam.
‘Qualvis has an impressive client base, particularly in the food sector, and it is easy to see why. The quality of the prints are exceptional, as is the breadth of the finishes it offers.
‘Qualvis has state of the art printing equipment that is perfect for litho printing, which is how our artwork is designed. In a busy popcorn category, the importance to Popcorn Shed of standing out on shelf in a busy retail environment is absolutely key! The result was outstanding: the company helped us to re-launch our range in 2018 and brought the range to life through vibrancy, quality, and professionalism. We couldn't recommend Qualvis highly enough.’
Qualvis’ Richard Pacey added, ‘As an emerging food brand, Popcorn Shed has enormous potential and we are delighted to be able to create a strong point of difference with the new packaging, which in turn will help win over new consumers through all retail channels. As shown here, we are proud of our creativity, innovation, service agility and superior quality, alongside a proven track record of growing discerning brands.’