Handy and fresh
The "Cupholder Müsli & Yoghurt“ needs extremely little space on the refrigerated shelf as the two cups are placed on top of each other. This saves on material, requires less space in the refrigerated section, and handling in the car is also very easy.
This entry looked deceptively simple but was perfect for its intended use. A comparatively simple cartonboard construction held two pots inside safely and securely and had the added advantage that the lower container that was below the packaging had been designed to fit neatly into a cup holder in a car so the contents could be mixed and eaten safely in a car. The inward sloping sides enhanced the graphics and the whole carton was appealing and functional.
Originally McDonald’s had considered placing the cups next to each other. After a number of tests, WS Quack & Fischer came up with the idea of placing the cups on top of each other. This saves on material, requires less space in the refrigerated section and handling in the car is also very easy. Thomas Eicker, Head of Sales and Marketing at WS Quack & Fischer said “I believe there is no other solution available for two cups on top of each other at present. That alone separates us from the competition.” The clear design is in line with McDonald’s New Generation Global Packaging Concept. The colours symbolise the freshness of the product and the “Cupholder Müsli & Yoghurt” needs extremely little space on the refrigerated shelf. The extremely high level of sustainability of this solution is also a decisive advantage for McDonald’s. Thomas Eicker adds: “The new shape will attract consumers’ attention, and the simplified handling will make customers remember the product. But the main benefit is, no doubt, the sustainability. Sometimes there is a lot more to what may seem a simple solution!”