CCT On The Air 

CCT hit the airwaves in the last month with three great interviews. CCT president Brandon Bach had the opportunity to introduce our company to many listeners and talk about all the great benefits of the EEASY Lid.    Here are a few highlights from these interviews:   Talking Business with Leon Gettler   Listen to the full interview here    This podcast, produced in Melbourne, Australia, focuses on news in business, finance and economics. During the 38-minute interview, Brandon talked with host Leon Gettler about why and how the software designed EEASY Lid was developed. Brandon also discussed the significant need for easy to open jar lid technology, pointing out that in the U.S. alone, 19% of the population has some sort of disability [...]

August 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Embedding Universal Design in Packaging to Increase Accessibility

Image via Harvard Health  For the one billion people around the world (15% of the population) who experience some form of disability, accessible product packaging is unfortunately still the exception rather than the norm. The wide range of everyday items in hard-to-open packaging present barriers for the disabled, the aging population, people affected by illnesses and more. More companies should adopt product packaging solutions designed for universal use. Increasing the accessibility of products is the right thing to do. A bonus for brands delivering accessible products is a healthier bottom line.   Accessible design, also called universal design, embeds accessibility and inclusivity in design. When applied to consumer products, this concept involves a customer-centric design approach focused on making [...]

July 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Most Popular Jarred Foods Would Be Even More Popular with the EEASY Lid 

Shelf-stable jarred food products are staples in every grocery store. These stores carry an average of 31,119 products and many of these items are packaged in jars. Each week, consumers make 1.6 trips to the grocery store to restock their shelves and refrigerators and their grocery lists typically include a number of jarred food items.   We thought it might be interesting to find out which jarred food products consumers purchase the most. Data published in Supermarket News on more than 300 U.S. supermarket product categories listed by annual sales shed some light on the top selling jarred items. The jarred items most purchased by consumers are:  Spaghetti/Italian Sauce   Pickles, Relish, Olives  Mayonnaise  Salsa and Dips  Other Sauces  Jellies, Jams and Honey   [...]

July 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

New USDA Framework Aims to Transform the Food System

Graphic courtesy of USDA  Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a framework for shoring up the food supply chain and transforming the food system to be fairer, more competitive and more resilient. The framework, announced by USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on June 1, was designed to “transform the food system to benefit consumers, producers and rural communities by providing more options, increasing access, and creating new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size producers.”  As part of this plan, the USDA will invest over $2 billion across all elements of the supply chain aimed at spurring economic opportunity while increasing resilience and certainty for producers and consumers alike.  The four goals of [...]

July 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Happy Independence Day from the CCT Team

The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day – commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the United States as a sovereign nation. Each year on July 4, many Americans celebrate the birth of our nation with barbecues, parades, fireworks and baseball.    While those Fourth of July facts are well known, there are some lesser-known facts that are interesting to note this holiday:  In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million. Today, the population of the United States is over 332 million.   Benjamin Franklin, who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence at age 70.  July 4 is the [...]

July 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Making Headlines: CCT in the News

CCT recently made headlines with the launch of the EEASY Lid in the European Market. The press coverage, which appeared in media outlets ranging from an aluminum industry vertical publication to international trade publications, increased brand awareness and visibility of the EEASY Lid in this key target market.  Here is a sampling of the attention-grabbing headlines from the EEASY Lid’s recent European launch (be sure to click the links to access the full articles):  Managing partner Jim Bach showcasing the EEASY Lid at PLMA International Easy-Open Aluminum Lug Lid unveiled by CCT  Packaging Europe, a publication that brings together the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) value chain through our world-class, multimedia reporting and commentary Consumer Convenience Technologies released the “world’s [...]

June 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

CCT on the Road Again: Summer Fancy Food Show Recap 

Last week, CCT hit the road again to exhibit at the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City. A first-time exhibitor at the show, we were excited to showcase the EEASY Lid, the world's first aluminum lug jar lid, to an audience of national and international buyers in the specialty food and beverage market.   Organized by the Specialty Food Association (SFA) and billed as the largest B2B-only specialty food and beverage show in the nation, this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show attracted more than 10,000 industry attendees. Throughout the show, which ran from June 12-14, we connected with many U.S. and international buyers and distributors interested in the EEASY Lid and learning more about [...]

June 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Family Affair: Father-Son Duo Leading the Charge to Make Packaging More Accessible 

Each June for the past 50 years, families in the United States have been celebrating Father’s Day to commemorate fatherhood and appreciate all fathers and father-figures. Celebrated on the third Saturday in June, Father’s Day is just around the corner. We thought this was a perfect opportunity to highlight the unique bond of CCT’s very own father-son duo.    James Bach, CCT’s co-founder and managing partner and father of Brandon Bach, CCT’s president, share a passion for making packing more accessible with the EEASY Lid and a drive to put the EEASY Lid in the hands of every consumer who has ever had difficulty opening a jar (that would include a majority of the population!).   Recognizing that most packaging designs lack [...]

June 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|

CCT At The “World of Private Label” International Trade Show: Recap 

Our team recently returned from the World of Private Label international trade show where we successfully introduced the new aluminum lug version of our EEASY Lid – the world’s first aluminum lug jar lid – to the European market.   Hosted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), this international exhibition brought retailers together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private label programs succeed and grow.   The trade show, held at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from May 31 to June 1, drew more than 15,000 retail and wholesale decision makers and buyers from around the world, representing supermarkets, drug store chains, hypermarkets, specialty retailers, [...]

June 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Sustainable Packaging Innovation Roundup

The demand for sustainable packaging continues to rise. According to a Zion Market Research study, this demand is being driven by growing consumer awareness of sustainable packaging, strict bans on the usage of single-use plastics and rising environmental concerns about the amount of packaging waste that ends up in landfills.   The environmentally damaging greenhouse gas emissions from packaging waste are also creating urgency for sustainably packaged products. A widely cited statistic notes that 1.9 million tons of packaging waste produces the same amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) as 860,000 cars. Consider that packaging and containers made up 82.2 million tons of solid waste in the U.S. in 2018. Doing the math, this packaging waste produced the same amount of GHGs [...]

May 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|
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