Industry Trend: Ease of Opening in Packaging

As more consumers begin expressing their views on the need for convenient packaging, many brands have joined the bandwagon on re-designing their products with ease of opening as top of mind. A recent article from Packaging News showcased the trend of inclusivity among packaging products. The article displays multiple insights from some of the industry’s top brand leaders, who all concluded that ease of opening among products will be vital for brand loyalty. Source: Packaging News  As CCT was early to recognize, the ease of use in packaging has been a trend on the rise for years and will soon be a major player when it comes to consumers choosing selected brands. The driving factors that are pushing this trend [...]

November 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Inspiration Behind the EEASY Lid and Inclusive Packaging

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we can’t help but look back on the inspiration behind the EEASY Lid and our quest for inclusive packaging. Did you know that the idea for the EEASY Lid was born when a good friend came to our co-founder after undergoing treatment for breast cancer? After surgery, Dawn Real struggled to complete everyday tasks, including opening packaging like vacuum sealed jars. Realizing there must be more people out there like Dawn, our team spent the next eight years developing the EEASY Lid so that simple tasks – like opening a stubborn jar – can be accessible to everyone, no matter age, gender, or physical capability. Dawn provided insight into cancer survivors’ and patients’ [...]

October 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Elevating Consumer Experience Through Packaging

When it comes to packaging, putting the consumer first should be every company’s top priority. Packaging innovation has led to creating better consumer experiences, and in return has generated more sales and customer loyalty for companies that make it a priority. One of the biggest innovations in packaging has been a growing emphasis on convenience. According to a Consumer View report by the National Retail Foundation, 97% of respondents have backed out of a purchase because it was inconvenient for them. Additionally, 83% of respondents said that convenience while shopping is more important now than it was five years ago. “Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumers. Shoppers are busier with commuting to work, dealing with family obligations or [...]

September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the News: EEASY LID Featured in the Dayton Daily News

Interest in the story of the EEASY Lid continues among local and national publications; we were recently featured in our hometown paper, the Dayton Daily News. CCT president Brandon Bach sat down with the reporter to introduce the EEASY Lid and the history behind our innovation, the growing market demand for products that focus on inclusivity and how CCT has become a family affair. We are thrilled to continue spreading the news of the EEASY Lid and the positive responses we’ve been seeing about the product. You can read the full article here.

September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

An Update on Our Production Facility: Gearing up for Lug Lids

As we prepare for full production of the EEASY Lid, we are in the process of creating a state-of-the-art production facility at our Dayton, Ohio headquarters and will begin manufacturing lug versions of the EEASY Lid in Q3/Q4 of this year. We’ve tapped into a network of excellent companies to provide us with top-of-the-line production equipment and resources: Our facility will be capable of producing lid sizes ranging from 58 millimeters to 82 millimeters to accommodate various demands in the industry. The focus for manufacturing this year and leading into 2021 will be the 63-millimeter lug lids and 70-millimeter CT caps. The 63-millimeter lugs are the most popular size in the industry, dominating the total volume of lug lids [...]

August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Tribute to our Late Co-Founder, Pete Stodd

By the CCT ™ Team We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how the EEASY Lid came to be and the inspiration behind it. While everyone on the CCT team has been an integral part of its inception, we wanted to take a moment and pay homage to one of our late co-founders and masterminds behind the EEASY Lid, Pete Stodd. Pete co-founded multiple businesses within the beer and beverage can industry that were both innovative and successful, such as Formatec Tooling Systems in 1986 and Container Development Ltd. in 1998. These businesses are world renown for providing cutting edge technology in metal forming. That’s when Pete went on to become a managing partner here at CCT, where he [...]

August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Industry Trends: The Case for Better Packaging

While it may not be something we tend to think about every day, there is a need for packaging to evolve in order to better serve consumers. A large portion of our population here in the U.S. lives with some type of disability or may have physical limitations such as arthritis or carpal tunnel. This means that completing a simple task – such as opening a stubborn jar of sauce to cook a meal – is actually a daily struggle for most consumers. Physical limitations or not – think about how many times you’ve struggled to open a jar of pickles, pasta sauce, or other favorite food and thought to yourself, “how come there isn’t an easier way to [...]

August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The EEASY™ Lid Makes its Debut in Boyer’s Food Markets

By the CCT® Team Following the official launch of the EEASY Lid, we have been busy gearing up for our latest announcement – the debut of the EEASY Lid in all 18 of Boyer’s Food Markets. Boyer’s Food Markets operates supermarket locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1949, Boyer’s was founded with a corner store in Orwisgburg, PA by the late Harold S. Boyer. Since 1949, the company has grown from that corner store to a full-service supermarket, meeting and exceeding the needs of today’s consumer. We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and improve their experience at Boyer’s,” said Anthony Gigliotti, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Boyer’s Food Market. “By implementing CCT’s EEASY [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Boyer’s Case Study Begins as Darci’s Jars Fly off the Shelves

By the CCT® Team Following the announcement of the EEASY™ Lid officially hitting Boyer’s stores, we kicked off a 12-week case study from January-March 2020 to monitor sales, serve as a proof of concept and illustrate consumer demand for jars that are easier to open. As we mentioned in our previous blog post, we partnered with Boyer’s to create a new line of pasta sauce, Darci’s, with the EEASY Lid. For purposes of the case study, the Darci’s sauce was tested against Brand A – a similar brand sold the year prior. Brand A held the same shelf space and price point as Darci’s, the only differentiator being the EEASY Lid on the Darci’s jars. Prior to the Boyer’s launch, [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Results are in: The EEASY™ Lid Increases Sales Drastically for Boyer’s Pasta Sauce

By the CCT® Team We have officially concluded our Boyer’s case study, and we are excited to share the results. Let us start by recapping that our original sales goal was 30%, and we saw a sales increase of 306% in just one week. The Darci’s pasta sauce jars with the EEASY Lid were so popular amongst consumers, we had to increase production just to keep it on the shelves. Over a total of just three months, Darci’s sales increased a total of 341%! Not only did the Darci’s brand pasta sauce dramatically outperform the Boyer’s private label brand it was tested against, it outperformed almost every other competitor, including several national brands. The test in Boyer’s stores not only [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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