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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|

CCT Expands EEASY Lid’s Domestic and International Reach Through Partnerships with The Affinity Group and Trade Consult

CT versions of the EEASY Lid are now available, with lug versions scheduled for production later this year Dayton, OH. – August 3, 2020 – Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT), makers of the EEASYTM Lid – the first major jar lid innovation in over 75 years – today announces new partnerships with Trade Consult and The Affinity Group/Triangle Sales and Marketing to enhance sales and marketing efforts for the EEASY Lid in both the US and European markets. The patented EEASY Lid allows consumers to vent a jar by simply pressing a button on the lid that releases the vacuum seal, reducing the effort needed to twist off the lid by as much as 40%. Following the EEASY Lid’s successful [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Big Reveal: The EEASY™ Lid Officially Launches

By the CCT® Team We are proud to announce the official launch of the EEASY Lid as the first jar lid innovation in over 75 years. Our goal is to set a new standard for the jar lid and help brands reach more customers than ever before. Since our launch, the EEASY Lid is making waves among the biggest names in the packaging and grocery industries, along with consumers nationwide. Right before the launch, the EEASY Lid was tested by Dr. Bruno Xavier, Ph.D., processing authority at the Cornell University Food Venture Center for safety and food stability. Dr. Xavier’s assessment showed that the EEASY Lid provides a stable seal and continued retention of visual vacuum and is applicable for [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Consumer Study of the EEASY™ Lid Shows How Many People Struggle to Open Jars

By the CCT® Team Following the launch of the EEASY Lid in Boyer’s stores, we’ve seen significant success in sales with the Darci’s pasta sauce. After seeing how consumers immediately gravitated toward the EEASY Lid, we decided to partner with North Cliff Consultants, Inc. – independent contract testing services for manufacturers and retailers – to design a consumer study, looking at the difficulty of opening traditional jar lids compared to the EEASY Lid. Prior to the study, we knew there was a good portion of the population who struggled to open jars on a daily basis, making it difficult to prepare a meal for dinner, cook something special for their family, or simply have a quick snack. A lot of [...]

July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

An Introduction to CCT® and the EEASY™ Lid

By the CCT team For decades, people of all ages have had the infamous struggle of trying to open stubborn jar lids. People often resort to dangerous kitchen hacks to try and open jars, including banging them on the counter, running under scalding hot water or using a knife to try and pry them open. While some of these methods may eventually get the lid off, no one has yet adapted the jar lid to meet the needs of the 21st century consumer – until now. How did the company come to be? We are a Dayton, Ohio-based company called Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT), makers of the EEASY Lid – the first jar lid innovation in over 75 years. The [...]

July 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|