Strategy / Naming / Packaging

Rice branding trends have been evolving in recent years, with many companies focusing on creating unique and appealing brands to stand out in a competitive market.

Ethnic and cultural authenticity: Many rice brands are highlighting the cultural and ethnic origins of their products to appeal to consumers looking for authentic and traditional food experiences. For example, some brands are emphasizing the heritage of their rice varieties, such as basmati rice from India or Jasmine rice from Vietnam.

Thai food company headquartered in Dubai came to I Mean It Creative / Los Angeles for their branding needs. The main target audience here was the other large audience seeking ethnic and authentic tastes, apart from Asians living outside their countries.

At I Mean It Creative, the first stage of this project was to work on names for five different types of rice. It was not easy for our customer to decide on one of the dozens of alternative names we created for each brand.

Right after the naming phase, the process of working on the basic visual icon to be used by the brand began. Typography that will support this icon and supporting information about the product have been arranged on the layout. The research that our strategy department has done on competing products has helped us decide in what hierarchy the information that needs attention should be used.

Different illustration studies were produced for each package. In a short time like two months, printing proofs for the packages appeared.

These new rice brands, which started to be consumed mainly in the MENA region, are planning to enter the American market in the coming years.

Pakistani Kashmir Rice

Kashmir: The region that begins with the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and progresses southward to the Pir Banjal Range is called the Kashir Valley. Also in the famous city of Kashmir, divided between India and Pakistan, is a valuable cultural heritage for the people of both countries. On the other hand, Cashmere, known for its velvety softness and produced from the feathers of Pashmina goats, is a symbol of quality known all over the world. This name, which is easy to say in an audiophonic sense, has the same advantage of being pronounced in different languages. In the icon of the brand, we decided to create an illustration of a local character with the characteristics of the region. Hint arches, which is one of the most defining features of the local architecture of the region, was included in the package design as a containing element. Another important element in the package design is the GMP free phrase. GMO-free rice refers to rice that has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are organisms whose genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally through mating or natural recombination.