Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc. (LDSP), a top supplier of global consumer products, has named CCB Packaging (CCB) of Hiawatha, Iowa as its 2012 “Supplier of the Year.” The award recognizes CCB for its excellence in fulfilling four critical expectations: solid cost value; exceptional product quality; outstanding customer service and strong positive impact on LDSP’s business.
LDSP is the number one supplier of Health and Beauty Care products to convenience retailers, distributing 250-plus products to convenience stores, airports, and hotels nationwide. Since 2009 CCB Packaging’s 210,000 square foot facility, located near LDSP’s Cedar Rapids headquarters, has annually packaged the cartons of LDSP’s over-the-counter pain, allergy and cold symptom relievers. The cartons contain millions of single-, multi- and triple-product doses per year, which LDSP provides to convenience stores in conveniently sized personal-use packets. Additionally, CCB provides secondary packaging of several products within LDSP’s Consumer Health Care products.
“We work with great suppliers across the world, ranging in size from large multinational companies to small family operations, and in 2012 no one surpassed CCB’s commitment to reliably supplying the highest quality packaging and outstanding service – a commitment enhanced by the fact that they are located virtually in our own backyard,” said Don Chizek, LDSP Vice President of Operations. “Our company pioneered the use of convenience-sized packaging for non-prescription drug products made by some of the world’s most respected companies, and CCB’s state-of-the-art packaging technology offers high speed and accuracy in assembling cartons of our products for shipment. Their quality and efficiency benefit both retailers and consumers.”
“CCB Packaging is grateful for this recognition from Lil’ Drug Store Products, which validates the long-term partnership that our companies formed four years ago,” said Brad Canfield, President of CCB Packaging. “We have invested in the most advanced robotic technology to select and assemble product cartons accurately, and are proud of our contribution to LDSP’s leadership in reliably supplying retailers in 33 countries worldwide.”
Both CCB and LDSP are quality leaders in their fields. CCB has numerous quality certifications, is FDA-approved for handling medical devices and food, and uses an integrated WMS Inventory Tracking System with lot code traceability for logistics accuracy. Lil’ Drug Store Products has International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification in medical devices and quality management systems, and was a pioneer in using barcodes in its convenience-sized packaging.
“LDSP’s continued product packaging innovation is shown by our ‘2012 Best New Products Award’ for our ‘EZ OTC’ convenience-size over-the-counter drug packages,” Chizek added. “The capabilities of CCB Packaging are a perfect fit with our distribution strengths and product leadership, and we look forward to continued successful partnership with them as they meet our packaging needs for years to come.”