Unisource Wine Now Offers Stand-Up Corrugated Wine Shippers

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Corrugated Packaging Available In Both Six and 12 Bottle Kits

We continue to partner with Unisource because they provide alternatives that assist us in achieving our green initiatives

Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in North America, has added stand-up corrugated wine shippers to its line up of environmentally-friendly wine packaging options.

It's not too early for wine vintners and purveyors to start planning for this year's 2009 holiday season, when 30 to 40 percent of annual wine sales occur. The new stand-up corrugated wine shippers offered by Unisource Wine include shipping packaging units that come in both six and 12 bottle kits. Among the many features of this new packaging are:

  • Made of 100% corrugated box material, 20% to 40% post-consumer recycled content
  • 100% Biodegradable and 100% Recyclable
  • Minimal increase in shipping weight verses expanded Poly-Styrofoam
  • Lower shipping weight verses other corrugated wine shipper designs
  • Unique design featuring 360 degree air cell on perimeter of unit
  • Double-wall construction of inserts and HD singlewall carton construction
  • Designed for top-loading stand-up bottle orientation

"Our new stand-up corrugated wine shippers offer both superior protection and a green shipping solution that enables the efficient and safe shipment of six and 12 bottle wine shipments," said Rod Levitt, Director of Unisource Wine's packaging sales in Santa Rosa, CA. "This packaging is competitively priced and also features adult signature required instructions that are preprinted on the top of the shipping carton flap, which significantly reduces expenses related to labeling requirements."

Unisource Wine's packaging options are also helping customers in their efforts to be environmentally responsible. "We continue to partner with Unisource because they provide alternatives that assist us in achieving our green initiatives," said Chris Holman, Operations Manager for Gundlach Bundschu and Bartholomew Park Wineries in Sonoma County, CA.

"For instance, we just could not find a distributor to help us eliminate our 12-pack Styrofoam shipper. I asked our Warehouse Coordinator, Joe Kenney, to put Unisource to the test. We partnered together to develop a solution and after a few trials, Unisource assisted us in designing our new shipper. We are pleased to have been part of a solution to help remove Styrofoam from land fills," said Holman. Gundlach Bundschu is certified by the Bay Area Green Business program, a partnership of government agencies and utilities that requires adherence to strict standards of conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste.

Visitors to the Unisource Wine Web site, http://www.unisourcewine.com, can choose from an assortment of wine packaging designs and green shipping materials. Unisource Wine products can also be ordered by calling 1-800-444-9727, ext. 7411. The Unisource Wine packaging program has been in operation for more than 15 years and is committed to developing more earth-friendly solutions to remain a leader in the sustainability market.

For more information on all Unisource products, please visit http://www.unisourcelink.com, or contact Unisource at 1-800-UNISOURCE.

About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
Unisource Worldwide, Inc., (http://www.unisourcelink.com) is a leading independent marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies and equipment in North America. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Unisource is one of the largest private companies in the United States and offers the most comprehensive suite of products and services in the industry. With more than 6,000 team members - including sales, customer service and technical support specialists; approximately 85 distribution centers; and a fleet of "Big Red" trucks - Unisource can deliver what your business needs when and where you want it - locally, regionally and nationally.

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