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 around 15%, according to a report by USA Today. In the face of these challenges, retail grocers are reevaluating product stocking strategies. Some stores are considering taking a “less is more” approach to their product mix. An article in Food Dive noted that “analysts who follow the food and grocery space say not only are product categories overloaded with multiple brands, product sizes, flavors or other attributes — making them ripe for a pullback to begin with — but retailers are [...]

April 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 and accessible are several of the key factors driving the growth of this market. Brands are responding by developing packaging solutions designed with features that satisfy one or more of these areas of consumer demand. Here are some of the latest packaging innovations that are attracting attention and helping brands stand-out from the competition: EnviroClip™ is a minimal material paperboard alternative to plastic rings and shrink film for standard beverage cans. Made from a single ply of paperboard, produced using [...]

April 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 social distancing mandates. With the economy opening back up and people feeling more comfortable about eating out again, overall growth in the U.S. grocery market is projected to slow to a 3.3% annual rate this year, down from 4.5% in 2021. As consumers ease back into pre-pandemic spending patterns, retail grocers will need to find ways to differentiate themselves to grow and gain a competitive advantage. Today, sustainability is key driver of growth for retail grocers as more and more [...]

March 29th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 to see companies investing more in sustainability. As a brand’s sustainability story becomes increasingly important to consumers, manufacturers are ramping up their adoption of sustainable packaging innovations, fueling the growth of the global green packaging market. According to Grand View Research, the global green packaging market size was valued at $274.15 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2020 to 2028. Sustainability is not just a trend – it [...]

March 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

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. Kennedy, who on March 15, 1962 called on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation to protect consumer rights. In this speech, he outlined four fundamental consumer rights — the right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, and the right to be heard. Source: National Today World Consumer Rights Day provides an opportunity to highlight the need for brands to package their products with these fundamental consumer rights in mind. The right to safety [...]

March 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 packaging materials and help potential customers future-proof their manufacturing line to accommodate new packaging such as the EEASY Lid. Our own CCT President, Brandon Bach, had an article featured in the January 2022 print issue of Sustainable Packaging News. The article touched on the importance of building consumer trust through transparency, highlighting how brands can rethink their strategies to allow them to deliver on consumer demands – such as sustainability focuses – for product transparency. Earlier this year, we had [...]

March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. At CCT, our employees are our greatest asset. We have an amazing team whose contributions are why CCT continues to grow and thrive. We appreciate our employees every day and want to take this extra opportunity to express our gratitude for everything they do for our company and customers. As we celebrate all of our incredible employees, we’d like to take this occasion to briefly introduce you to members of our [...]

March 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 items and without high performance packaging many of these items are at risk of damage during shipping, handling and storage. According to research, 30% of food items get wasted in supply chains. Damaged items are typically unsellable and negatively impact brand image. Underperforming packaging can fail during the rigors of transport, physically damaging food products and causing spoilage. Consumers want to know that the packaged food products on their store shelves are fresh and safe. In fact, data from Statista shows [...]

February 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Game On: Let the Super Bowl Snacking Begin

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the United States. This year, an estimated 117 million viewers are expected to watch Super Bowl LVI as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams. While Americans look forward to cheering on their favorite team, ranking the best Super Bowl commercials and enjoying the halftime show, they also look forward to the game-day eats. From chicken wings to pizza to chips and dips, the game-day viewing experience would not be the same without snacks. Source: SNAC International Snacking is a before, during and after-game Super Bowl tradition. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of the year behind Thanksgiving. According [...]

February 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|
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