It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023. As we near the end of another year, let’s take a look at some of the important events and accomplishments that made 2022 a landmark year for CCT.  

In January, CCT expanded capabilities to include packaging line assessments. Two packaging industry veterans with a combined 70+ years of experience in the industry began providing diagnostic production line tests aimed at assessing production lines and identifying the right equipment and processes to help suppliers adopt the EEASY Lid.  

CCT hit the road in May to introduce the aluminum lug version of the EEASY Lid – the world’s first aluminum lug jar lid – to the European market at the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) World of Private Label international trade show. Held in Amsterdam, the EEASY Lid was on display at the trade show’s New Product Expo where 15,000 retail and wholesale decision makers and buyers from around the world had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the innovative jar lid technology that is boosting private label brand sales for grocers like Pennsylvania-based Boyer’s Food Markets.  

CCT was on the road again in June at the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City. This event allowed CCT to showcase the EEASY Lid to an audience of national and international buyers in the specialty food and beverage market. Show attendees got a first-hand look at how this innovative consumer packaging product improves the jar opening experience for consumers and gives brands the opportunity to enhance sustainability practices.   

October was another exciting month as the EEASY Lid made its official debut on Boyer’s Food Markets’ new in-house pasta sauce line available in all 19 of its stores across Pennsylvania. On October 12, Boyer’s customers became the first in the nation to experience the breakthrough jar lid technology that makes jars up to 50% easier to open. Boyer’s selected the EEASY Lid to package its signature line of pasta sauces to enhance the consumer product experience by putting an end to the frustration of opening stubborn jar lids. 

In November, the CCT team traveled to Chicago to showcase the EEASY Lid at the PLMA trade show and new product expo – the largest store brands event in North America.  The EEASY Lid was one of the standout innovations at the show, capturing attention for its innovative, sustainable and accessible design.  

Throughout the year, the EEASY Lid was highlighted in packaging industry trade publications, mainstream media and over the airwaves. The media outlets covering the EEASY Lid included Today’s Grocer, Progressive Grocer, Packaging Insights, Packaging Europe, Packaging Journal, Sustainable Packaging News, Packaging Technology Today, Trend Hunter, Daily Local News, WOFL-TV, and WMFZ-TV to name a few.  

As we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we are looking forward to building on our progress in the key areas of helping brands deliver on sustainability, making packaging more inclusive and accessible, and increasing our market to make hard to open jars a thing of the past.  

We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season filled with joy and we look forward to connecting with you in the New Year.