Back From PLMA Chicago 2023
The CCT team is back in office after another successful trip to Chicago for the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) trade show, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from November 12-14. This year’s sold-out PLMA had a record...
November 22, 2023
EEASY Cooking this Thanksgiving
Celebrated each year in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving is a holiday focused on gratitude, family, friends and food. When it comes to food, the traditional Thanksgiving spread often includes turkey and/or ham, with a smorgasbord...
November 21, 2023
Chilau Foods Adopts EEASY Lid for its Full Line of Southern-Inspired Stew Bases
We are excited to share the news that the EEASY Lid will top jars of Chilau Foods’ southern-inspired stew bases. With this new partnership, the EEASY Lid will be available on products in roughly 600 stores across 12 states by...
November 9, 2023
Consumers and Brands Can and Should Do Their Part to Reduce Food Waste
Food waste is an environmental, social and economic problem. Wasted food destined for landfills generates harmful greenhouse gas emissions, is a serious social problem as many people across the nation suffer from food insecurity and is a practice that wastes...
November 2, 2023
Sustainable Packaging Roundup
Consumers nowadays expect companies to reduce their carbon footprint through more sustainable packaging. According to market research firm Nielsen, 92% of shoppers say sustainability is important when choosing a brand today. In an effort to appeal to eco-conscious consumers, many companies...
October 31, 2023
No Time to Waste in the Kitchen: Busy Parents Want Convenient Solutions
Busy parents are more likely to shop online, eat at home and cook their own meals, according to a recent survey by FMI – The Food Industry Association. The survey found that parents are twice as likely (24%) to shop...
October 17, 2023
October Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time for individuals, businesses, and communities to show their support for the many people affected by breast cancer. It is also a month dedicated to promoting screening and prevention of the disease which affects...
October 11, 2023
CCT at the Fast Company Innovation By Design Honoree Celebration
Fast Company hosted a celebration of Innovation By Design Award honorees on Wednesday, September 20, in New York at Convene in downtown Manhattan's Financial District. The exclusive cocktail reception paid tribute to the remarkable achievements of this year’s honorees. CCT...
September 26, 2023
Consumers Want Convenience: Isn’t It Time to Make Your Product Packaging Convenient?
Cooking at home increased significantly during the pandemic out of necessity. Now, more than three years later, many consumers are still opting to prepare meals at home. NPD’s Future of Dinner Report forecasts that in-home dinners will remain at a...
September 19, 2023
A Circular World: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
A circular world is one that keeps materials and products in use for as long possible. To create a more circular world and protect the health of the planet, the global problem of packaging waste must be addressed. Increasing the...
September 13, 2023
The EEASY Lid is a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award Honoree!
Exciting news – CCT’s EEASY Lid recently earned honorable mention in Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation by Design Awards! The EEASY Lid was recognized in the packaging category for its patented design that makes opening a jar up to 50% easier....
August 29, 2023
The Story Behind the EEASY Lid: Then and Now
Opening a stubborn jar lid is challenging for almost everyone, but is nearly impossible for people with disabilities, the elderly and people recovering from illness or injury. The age-old problem of struggling to get lids off jars has existed for...
August 17, 2023
Growth Strategies for Keeping the Store Brands Market Momentum Going
In the first half of 2023, store brands posted record sales, continuing the strong growth of the last 18 months. Total store brand dollar sales for the first six months of this year were $108 billion compared to $100 billion...
August 16, 2023
Sustainable Packaging Round-Up
The packaging industry continues its shift toward sustainability as brands increasingly recognize the positive environmental impact and commercial opportunity of sustainably transforming their packaging. Consumer preference for more environmentally friendly packaging is one of the major factors driving the growth...
August 1, 2023
Specialty Food Sales Reach Record High
Sales of specialty foods and beverages are on the upswing. The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report released last month showed that specialty retail (brick and mortar) rose to a record high of $96.5...
July 25, 2023
Summer Supply Chain Check-In
This summer, supply chains appear to be in recovery mode, improving significantly over the last year. That is good news for consumers who over the last three years endured pandemic-driven supply chain snafus that depleted store shelves and sent prices...
July 17, 2023
EDEKA Kempken Becomes First European Grocer to Adopt the EEASY Lid
We are thrilled to share the news that the EEASY Lid made its European debut last month in select EDEKA Kempken stores in Krefeld, Germany. A family-owned grocer known for innovation, EDEKA Kempken partnered with CCT to introduce this one-of-a-kind...
June 14, 2023
Packaging Sustainability in the European Union
The European Union (EU) recently released a proposal for new packaging regulations aimed at making sustainable packaging the norm to help achieve environmental and sustainability goals. Policymakers in the EU believe the proposal to revise the Packaging and Packaging Waste...
June 7, 2023
In the News
The EEASY Lid continues to garner media interest and attention. Last month, CCT’s software designed EEASY Lid was featured in two industry-focused media outlets, increasing awareness of our packaging innovation among key audiences including brand owners and co-packers. Dieline, a...
May 16, 2023
Accessible Packaging Roundup
Accessible packaging should be the norm rather than the exception. Yet grocery store shelves today are lined with products in hard to open packaging. With an estimated 1.3 billion people (16% of the global population) experiencing a significant disability, making...
May 2, 2023
Happy Earth Day: Let’s Work Together to Create a Greener Future
Every April 22 for the last 53 years Earth Day has been celebrated in the U.S. The day promotes environmental awareness, celebrates our planet and highlights the importance of creating change now to reduce our impact on the earth. In...
April 20, 2023
Sustainability Trends: Coca Cola Releases New Tethered Cap
Today, the growth of sustainable packaging is fueled not only by consumer preferences for more environmentally friendly products but by government initiatives aimed at reducing waste and litter. As government environmental initiatives evolve, brands are turning to sustainable packaging solutions...
April 11, 2023
Making a Splash: EEASY Lid Topping Guglielmo’s Sauce Grabs Headlines
On March 1, CCT announced that Guglielmo’s Sauce became the first food brand to adopt the aluminum lug EEASY Lid. That announcement attracted news coverage from TV, trade, business and lifestyle media outlets. News 8 WROC Rochester This CBS television...
April 4, 2023
Packaging Trends: U.S. and Europe
Packaging trends differ from country to country but there are a few trends that go beyond borders, becoming mainstays on products across regions. For example, in the U.S. and Europe, the growth of private label brands, preference for sustainability and...
March 21, 2023
The EEASY Lid Hits Store Shelves Across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
The EEASY Lid continues to expand its shelf presence. We are excited to share the news that CCT’s patented EEASY Lid hit store shelves last week across 250+ New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania grocery stores atop jars of Guglielmo’s Sauce....
March 7, 2023
CCT In the News: Spotlight Shines on the EEASY Lid
National and international media coverage continues to shine a spotlight on CCT and the EEASY Lid. One of the most exciting pieces of recent coverage appeared in Forbes last month. Forbes is a global media outlet which focuses on news...
February 28, 2023
Private Label Brands Continue to Grow in Popularity
Private label brands are increasingly becoming staples in consumer pantries. According to a report from IRI, 99.7% of U.S. households purchase store brands. Food and beverage products are categories where store brands are capturing a growing share of wallet. Shoppers...
February 21, 2023
The Lighter Side of Packaging
Lightweight packaging solutions are becoming the packaging of choice for brands looking to reduce costs, increase sustainability and enhance customer loyalty as consumers seek sustainable products. Packaging innovations hitting the market today like the EEASY Lid are designed to do...
February 14, 2023
World Cancer Day 2023
World Cancer Day, observed each year on February 4, is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise worldwide awareness of cancer detection, prevention and treatment and catalyze personal, collective and government action aimed at reducing the global...
February 7, 2023
What’s New in Accessible Packaging
Companies are increasingly working to make their products and packaging easier to use for the estimated one billion people – 15% of the world’s population – who have some type of disability. According to data from analyst firm Forrester, 60%...
February 1, 2023
Just the Facts: Telling A Brand’s Sustainability Story
Eco-conscious consumers are holding companies more accountable than ever for sustainability in products and packaging. Brands are seeing sustainability elevated to a competitive differentiator as consumers increasingly make purchase decisions aligned with their values. In effort to capture share of...
January 26, 2023
Strong Appetite for Pasta Fuels Growth of the Pasta Sauce Market
National Spaghetti Day, celebrated every year on January 4, pays homage to one of the most popular dishes in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Americans consume over 19 pounds of pasta per person per year, and according...
January 12, 2023
2022 Sustainable Packaging Roundup
As brands work to achieve environmental and social governance (ESG) goals and meet consumer demand for sustainable packaging, they are stepping up investment in sustainable packaging innovations. A survey by Jabil found that “the vast majority of brands are developing...
December 15, 2022
Meeting the Demands and Preferences of the Future Consumer: Future-Proofing Packaging
Consumer trend forecaster WGSN released a Future Consumer 2024 white paper examining “key consumer sentiments and profiles, and the action points brands need to take to win minds and market share.” The four principal consumer personas for 2024 introduced in...
November 29, 2022
CCT at PLMA Chicago 2022: Packaging Innovation, Sustainability and Accessibility on Display
The CCT team recently returned from the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) trade show and new product expo held in Chicago November 13-15. The largest store brands event in North America, the trade show features the latest innovations from exhibitors...
November 22, 2022
Media Buzz: EEASY Lid Debuts on New Pasta Sauce Line from Boyer’s Food Market
From local newspapers to trade publications, to broadcast media to social media, the debut of the EEASY Lid on the new in-house private label pasta sauce line from Pennsylvania-based Boyer’s Food Market was all the buzz last month. The October...
November 10, 2022
Growth of Private Label Brands: Packaging Matters
The number of private label products in the grocery sector is growing. As inflation continues to rise, cost conscious consumers are increasingly purchasing more economical grocery store private label brands. While cost is one factor driving the growth of private...
November 3, 2022
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Since 1985, the month of October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign strives to increase breast cancer awareness, show support for the many people affected by the disease, and raise funds for researching its causes,...
October 25, 2022
Lightweight Packing Increases Sustainability and Reduces Transport Costs
Less is more. That statement is particularly true when it comes to lightweight packaging. Brands are adopting lighter weight packaging strategies to align with consumer demand for more sustainable products. Companies are replacing packaging material with lighter weight alternatives to...
October 18, 2022
CCT’s EEASY Lid Officially Debuts in Boyer’s Food Markets
It’s an exciting time at CCT! Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 12, 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. Boyer’s...
October 14, 2022
Behind the Scenes: A Photo Tour of CCT’s State-of the-Art Technology Center
CCT’s state-of-the-art technology center, located at our headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, is where we manufacture the software designed EEASY Lid. The 16,000 square-foot facility houses custom machinery designed to produce the CT and aluminum lug versions of the EEASY Lid. ...
October 4, 2022
Supply Chain Back to Normal? Not Quite.
While pandemic-induced supply chain bottlenecks are showing signs of easing, supply chain issues continue to impact a wide spectrum of products from cars to electronics to food. Transportation capacity shortages, labor shortages, raw material shortages and fluctuating consumer demand continue...
September 28, 2022
CCT In the News
Last month, CCT was featured in a major packaging industry publication and a leading retail food industry publication. This media coverage increased visibility for the EEASY Lid among key audiences including food manufacturers, grocers and packaging engineers and executives. Here’s...
September 20, 2022
Connected Packaging: Creating Connections to Build Loyalty
Connected packaging is transforming connections between consumers and brands. The technology, which includes QR codes and near field communication (NFC) tags, blends the physical with the digital to engage, educate and entertain consumers. This phygital experience can help brands build...
September 7, 2022
Generational Packaging Preferences and Needs
Each generation is different from the ones before it and the ones that come after it. Several of the key characteristics of today’s largest generational cohorts help illustrate this point. For example, Baby Boomers are known to be committed and...
August 23, 2022
Embedding Universal Design in Packaging to Increase Accessibility
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...
July 26, 2022
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...
July 20, 2022
New USDA Framework Aims to Transform the Food System
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...
July 12, 2022
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...
July 5, 2022
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...
June 28, 2022
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....
June 17, 2022
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...
June 7, 2022
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...
May 24, 2022
The Jar Lid Finally Catches Up to 75+ Years of Innovation
The history of the jar lid is not a story of steady progression and innovation. While the 20th century featured significant innovation, the jar lid remained the same for decades until CCT debuted the EEASY Lid in 2019. One of...
May 11, 2022
The Sustainability Imperative for Packing Production Lines
As containers and packaging continue to make up a major portion of municipal solid waste, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are facing a global imperative to shrink their carbon footprint by making the shift to sustainable packaging. Shifting to sustainable packaging...
May 5, 2022
Aluminum Packaging Solutions: The Circular Economy in Action
Our current linear economy of take-make-waste in production and consumption is threatening the health of our planet. Climate change and biodiversity loss are the damaging fallout from this resource intensive way of life. Turning this around will take a concerted,...
April 27, 2022
How Packaging Companies Can Prioritize a Sustainability Focus This Earth Day and Beyond
On April 22nd, 1970, the world celebrated its first Earth Day to provide a voice to environmental consciousness. Now, over the past 50+ years, there are 1 billion individuals mobilized for action each Earth Day, with over 190 engaged countries....
April 22, 2022
Leaner Approach to Product Stocking Calls for Sustainable, Accessible Products
Grocery stores are still facing supply chain shortages, which continue to result in empty store shelves. U.S. groceries typically have 5% to 10% of their items out of stock at any given time; earlier this year that unavailability rate hovered...
April 12, 2022
Stand-Out Packaging Innovations
The global food packaging market is projected to grow from $338.34 billion in 2021 to $478.18 billion in 2028 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.1% during this forecast period. Consumer demand for packaging that is innovative, sustainable...
April 5, 2022
Sustainability: A Key Driver of Post-Pandemic Growth for Retail Grocers
During the pandemic the global retail grocery sector experienced a huge surge in growth. In 2020, this sector grew 10% as consumers stocked up on food and other necessities, cooked more meals at home and avoided restaurants to adhere to...
March 29, 2022
Sustainable Packaging Innovations: Delivering Value to Today’s Sustainably Minded Consumers
Concerns about climate change and protecting the environment continue to influence consumer purchasing behavior. A survey by Acosta revealed that 60% of shoppers are paying more attention to product packaging and its impact on the environment and 65% would like...
March 23, 2022
Celebrating World Consumer Rights Day
World Consumer Rights Day, celebrated on March 15th every year, is a global event aimed at raising awareness on issues related to consumer rights, needs, protection, and empowerment. Organized by Consumer International, World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F....
March 15, 2022
CCT in the News: From Transparent Packaging Practices to Environmental Impacts and Manufacturing Needs
Here at CCT, our main goals as a company go beyond providing a positive jar opening experience to consumers. In our most recent coverage roundup, learn how we are working to build consumer trust through transparency, prioritize sustainability through alternative...
March 8, 2022
Recognizing CCT’s Dedicated Employees on Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day is observed each year on the first Friday of March, falling on March 4th this year. Created in 1995 by Bob Nelson, a founding board member of Recognition Professionals International, Employee Appreciation Day honors and recognizes employees...
March 4, 2022
High Performance Packaging: CCT’s EEASY Lid Protects the Quality, Safety and Integrity of Jarred Food Products
Packaging is essential for protecting products. In the food industry, selecting proper packaging is particularly important for reducing the risk of damage during transport and ensuring the quality, safety and integrity of products reaching consumers. The average supermarket stocks over 40,000...
February 28, 2022
Meet the Team Members Behind CCT’s Manufacturing Line Assessment Services
Last month, we announced our expansion of capabilities to include manufacturing line assessments aimed at assessing production lines and identifying the right equipment and processes to help suppliers adopt the EEASY Lid. The CCT team members behind this program –...
February 14, 2022
CCT Supports World Cancer Day 2022 as the Need for Inclusive Packaging Continues
World Cancer Day, held each year on February 4, is a day dedicated to raising awareness and improving education to create a future without cancer. The observance of World Cancer Day began in 2000 and is led by the Union...
February 8, 2022
In Case You Missed It: CCT News Coverage Roundup
The buzz continues to increase around CCT and EEASY Lid. The new year kicked off with us featured in several key packaging industry media outlets. Packaging Insights, the go-to platform for all packaging related insights, news and developments, highlighted how...
January 24, 2022
The Holidays Might Be Over but Supply Chain Issues Are Not
Supply chain – two words, which have always been part of business lexicon, are now part of the consumer conversation. That’s because massive supply chain disruptions, which began as the pandemic hit in 2020, had cascading effects that not only...
January 18, 2022
Jumping into 2022: CCT’s New Year’s Resolutions
The first recorded use of the phrase “New Year’s resolution” was found in the January 1st issue of a Boston newspaper from 1813. Today, we continue this long tradition of goal setting. CCT is welcoming in 2022 with goals for the...
January 11, 2022
Incorporating EEASY Lid into Packaging Production Lines: Applying Decades of Industry Expertise
Packaging production lines can involve a lot of complexity. From cappers to pasteurization tunnels, cooling tunnels, dud detectors, labelers and palletizers – there are many steps to getting a product packaged. Most of us don’t think about this process, but...
December 21, 2021
In the News: CCT’s EEASY Lid is an Innovative Example of Accessible Packaging
CCT was featured in a recent Packaging Europe article reporting on the critical need for accessible packaging. The article, which also appeared in Touchpoints, highlighted various forms of packaging, including jar lids, that pose challenges for consumers with disabilities to...
December 7, 2021
Consumers, Retailers and Manufacturers Strategically Adapt to Supply Chain Challenges
Supply chains that have been disrupted during the pandemic are still struggling to rebound. Raw material and labor shortages as well as transportation and logistics issues are causing shortages of goods from automobiles, to electronics to everyday grocery items. These...
November 22, 2021
A Top Five of the Worst and Most Head Scratching Jar Opening Hacks
Picture this, you have been thinking all day about snacking on your favorite brand of pickle (or insert your jarred snack food of choice) and standing between you and that crunchy goodness is a jar lid that is just too...
November 18, 2021
New Survey Examines Wrap Rage: The Trouble with Jar Lids
Results from our new survey illustrate the near universal problem of struggling to open jar lids and some of the workarounds people use to access jarred products. Conducted in November 2021, the survey clearly establishes that stubborn jar lids are...
November 16, 2021
Local Innovators: Proudly Celebrating National Ohio Day as a Dayton-Based Company!
National Ohio Day, observed on November 2, celebrates Ohio as the 17th state to join the United States. Known as the Buckeye State, Ohio has a rich history of inventors and innovators over the last 200+ years. Let’s take a...
November 2, 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Each October since 1985, America observes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to educate people on the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer, as well as to raise funds in support of breast cancer research....
October 25, 2021
Pressure Builds on Brands to Shift Packaging Away from Plastics to More Recyclable Alternatives
A growing plastic packaging waste stream is taking its toll on the environment. The scope of the problem is mind boggling considering that humans produce almost 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, according to the United Nations Environment...
October 20, 2021
Safety First: University Food Sciences Programs Play a Key Role in Improving Food Safety
Universities around the world offer degree programs in food science that include the study of food safety. These programs are vital to helping improve the safety of food to protect a growing global population. According to the World Health Organization...
October 8, 2021
Once Upon a Time: The History of Jars for Preserving Food
The old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” aptly describes where the somewhat more recent history of preserving food in jars begins. It all started when General Napoléon Bonaparte needed an effective way to provide nutritious and non-perishable food...
September 30, 2021
Government Initiatives Help Drive Sustainability in the Food Industry
The food sector is a major contributor to the climate crisis, creating a global challenge that requires collective action to tackle. Governments are working to be part of the solution to this pressing problem with programs and policies designed to...
September 21, 2021
Embracing the Circular Economy
Earlier this year Target announced a new sustainability strategy called Target Forward aimed at working with guests, partners and communities to co-create a more equitable and regenerative future. To help achieve this, Target plans to design 100% of products under...
September 15, 2021
Disability Awareness Day: Rethinking Product and Packaging Design for Accessibility
September 12, 2021, marked International Disability Awareness Day, an event started in the UK 30 years ago to encourage support for those with disabilities and increase awareness of solutions designed to help disabled people live more independently. Companies all over the world can join this effort and do their part to support...
September 13, 2021
Recognizing National Senior Citizens Day: Products and Innovations that Support Senior Independent Living
August 21st marked the celebration of National Senior Citizens Day. Created by presidential proclamation in 1988, this special day honors senior citizens and raises awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life. The desire for independent...
August 23, 2021
Conserving Raw Materials and Resources with Innovative Packaging Design
In an article published earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal noted “Everywhere You Look, The Global Supply Chain is a Mess.” Supply chain disruptions, which began during the pandemic, continue as raw material and resource shortages impact a wide...
August 19, 2021
Packaging Innovation Spotlight
Consumer demand for innovative packaging solutions is rising. Forward-thinking companies are responding by developing packaging technology that creates a superior brand experience. New consumer-friendly packaging innovations hitting the market include solutions that boost inclusivity, sustainability and functionality. Inclusive packaging innovations...
August 17, 2021
It’s Clear – Consumers Prefer Brand Transparency
Consumers prefer brands that provide transparency around their products. Concerns about where products come from, how they are made and how they are packaged are driving consumer preferences for brands that transparently provide this information. Two aspects of transparency in...
August 5, 2021
The Results Are in: Aluminum Lug EEASY Lid Exceeds Consumer Expectations in New Study
Following the launch of our aluminum lug EEASY Lid back in March, we are excited to release the results of North Cliff Consultants, Inc.’s – an independent contract testing services for manufacturers and retailers – consumer study that looked at...
August 3, 2021
Consumers Give Resealable Packaging Their Seal of Approval
Consumer preferences and behaviors are shaping resealable packaging innovations that respond to the need for convenience dictated by today’s busy lifestyles. In fact, 57% of consumers want more resealable packages according to data cited in a recent GreenBiz article. Brands...
July 20, 2021
Smart Packaging Gaining Market Momentum
In recent years, packaging has evolved in response to advances in technology and changing consumer expectations and preferences. Smart packaging solutions are now providing meaningful ways to engage with consumers, ensuring product integrity, quality and safety and enhancing transparency. The...
July 15, 2021
The Importance of Health and Safety in Food Packaging
Prior to the pandemic, the food and beverage industry already had strict standards in place to ensure the quality of products was safe for people to consume. Now, as we start to enter a post-pandemic world, those regulations have come...
June 23, 2021
Why Brands Are Switching to Smaller Product Sizes
The food and beverage industry faced immense challenges over the last year. Prior to the pandemic, the supply chain was balanced between grocery stores and restaurants. But when restaurants were essentially closed overnight, brands had to shift resources to focus...
June 14, 2021
Lightweight Packaging Making Mass- and Home-Delivery Easier
Packaging is an essential step in the lifecycle of a product. Whether it’s for products within the cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food and beverage industries, there are certain levels of packaging and requirements in place that help bring the product safely...
June 3, 2021
Automated Machinery is Helping Tackle the Labor Shortage
One year into COVID-19 and supply chains worldwide are still under pressure. Manufacturers remain mired in increased orders, customer inquiries, shipping delays and remote workforce dynamics – not to mention challenges filling open positions. The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte recently...
May 19, 2021
Sustainability Across the Supply Chain
Many people only think of sustainability in the food and beverage industry as reducing the use of plastics and finding alternative packaging materials. However, the reality is it stretches through the entire supply chain. And brands are starting to look...
April 13, 2021
Packaging Trends from Around the World
Packaging is one of the most globalized industries in the world, as people ship goods from every corner of the planet. However, as universal as it may seem, each country has distinctions, such as demographics, social climates, economies and culture,...
April 2, 2021
Heavyweight vs. Featherweight: Steel vs. Aluminum
As e-commerce and pre-packaged goods continue to grow in popularity, manufacturers are starting to re-imagine disposable boxes and shy away from single-use cardboard and plastics to decrease their environmental impact. It’s no secret that consumers are consistently looking for products...
February 24, 2021
Industry Trends: Tamper-Evident Packaging
Since the pandemic began last March, the health and safety of goods became more of a priority for many consumers, retailers and manufacturers to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This increase in awareness around goods remaining safe while being transported,...
February 16, 2021
Top 2021 Packaging Trends
Due to the pandemic, 2020 saw an unexpected shift that left many manufacturers and operators scrambling to meet the surge in demand of packaged goods and takeout/delivery meals. Entering the new year, the packaging industry is responding to the challenges...
January 22, 2021
Industry Trends: Private Label Brands
One of the rising trends the packaging world saw coming out of 2020 was the increase in popularity of private label brands. Pre-pandemic, private label brands already were seeing strong sales, however, COVID-19 accelerated the growth of sales for private...
January 22, 2021
Industry Trends: Circular Products
As we’ve stated in our recent posts, many manufacturers are beginning to shift their sustainability efforts due to the change in consumer behavior over the years. One of these shifts is the re-purposing of plastic within products and packaging. Plastic...
December 23, 2020
The Evolution of Packaging
While we may not think about it, packaging plays a huge role in our lives. All of our everyday items like food, beverages, toiletries and more are purposefully packaged with longevity and protection in mind for consumers. Originating around 3,500...
December 23, 2020
How Small Businesses and Manufacturers Can Stay Competitive in The Packaging Industry
As one of the world’s most popular industries, packaging has plenty of growth potential for old and new businesses that are in the market. However, despite its potential for constant growth, the industry experiences a large unequal distribution of profit...
December 23, 2020
Industry Trends: The Importance of Sustainable Packaging
Over the past few years, the environmental impact of packaging has gained importance across the industry. Many manufacturers are beginning to seek out new approaches to allow for more sustainable packaging solutions, creating a high demand for new innovative technology....
December 1, 2020
Industry Trend: How Food Packaging Plays a Role in Nutrition Quality
The trend of convenient packaging has now become a forefront among healthcare providers. A recent article from Hospital Health highlighted the importance of food packaging and how it can contribute to malnutrition if products are packaged without inclusivity in mind....
December 1, 2020
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...
November 9, 2020
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...
October 16, 2020
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...
September 30, 2020
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...
September 2, 2020
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...
August 10, 2020
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...
July 8, 2020
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%...
July 8, 2020
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...
July 8, 2020
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...
July 8, 2020