CCT & Chilau Foods set to debut accessible aluminium jar lid innovation

Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) has announced that Chilau Foods will be displaying the EEASY Lid – the first jar lid innovation in 80 years – at the KeHE Holiday Show on June 12-13 in Chicago, Illinois.

CCT developed the EEASY Lid to revolutionise jar accessibility. By pressing a button on the lid, consumers can open a vacuum-sealed jar, reducing the amount of force needed to twist off the lid by up to 50%. 

The EEASY Lid is the world’s first aluminium lug jar lid, offering greater sustainability compared to traditional steel lids while maintaining the same durability.

Chilau Foods, a rapidly growing brand known for its Southern-inspired stew and boil bases, will be showcasing the EEASY Lid at the KeHE Holiday Show.

Last year, Chilau Foods partnered with CCT to use the EEASY Lid on its products, offering customers enhanced accessibility. Chilau’s products are available in stores across the U.S., including Winn-Dixie, Market Street, Albertsons, and United Supermarkets. The EEASY Lid will be available on Chilau Foods products in more than 250 stores later this month.

“Accessibility should not be a luxury – innovative solutions like the EEASY Lid can set a new standard in food packaging that puts consumer needs first,” said Brandon Bach, CCT president. “Attending the KeHE Holiday Show with Chilau Foods is a great opportunity for us to continue breaking into the marketplace while emphasising the importance of accessible packaging.”

CCT produces the 63 mm lug EEASY Lid at its 16,000 square foot, state-of-the-art technology centre at the company’s headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. CCT can produce roughly 800 aluminium lug EEASY Lids per minute – more than 250 million annually.

In addition to Chilau Foods’ upcoming availability, the EEASY Lid is currently used on products in over 250 Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Price Chopper, and Tops Friendly Markets stores, as well as select speciality grocers in the Northeast. The EEASY Lid is also used on products in EDEKA Kempken stores in Krefeld, Germany. CCT is in talks with major grocers, brands, and manufacturers worldwide to expand EEASY Lid availability into additional stores this year.

EEASY Lids and demo products are available upon request.

Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) is the maker of the EEASY™ Lid, the first major jar lid innovation in over 75 years and an honouree of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design award. 

CCT’s patented technology makes opening a vacuum-sealed jar much easier with just the push of a button. The EEASY Lid opens up the market to 49% of people who do not have the physical ability or struggle to open a vacuum-sealed jar. The EEASY Lid is the world’s first aluminium lug jar lid – more sustainable and just as durable as traditional steel lids. 

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