Berry Global has announced a partnership with Grillo’s to introduce spill-proof, easy-open pickle jars. 

The new polypropylene jars are designed to be widely recyclable and feature a continuous thread closure for a mess-free opening process.  

Compatible with Berry’s ribbed closures, the custom jars are designed to prevent leakage and enhance user control with pickle-shaped side grips.  

The clear, in-mould labels preserve Grillo’s homemade aesthetic and simplify the filling line process by eliminating the need for label application.  

Grillo’s Pickles president and CEO Adam Kaufman said: “We initiated a custom jar exploration with Berry Global to address our biggest consumer complaint, spillage when opening our original jar.  

“We knew when we updated our packaging, we wanted the quality of our packaging to match the quality of our product. We are confident we’ve achieved that result.” 

The twist-top jars were developed in collaboration with Blue Clover Studios, Berry’s internal design studio, following an ideation workshop at Berry’s headquarters in Evansville, Indiana.  

They are produced at Berry’s plants in Streetsboro, Ohio, and Evansville, Indiana. 

These 32-ounce jar is similar to the previous containers from Berry, and offers better recyclability compared to traditional glass pickle jars. 

The nestable design minimises wasted space during transportation and storage.  

Berry North America division consumer packaging senior account executive Jeff Hill said: “By combining our deep innovation expertise with valuable customer insights and trust, strong partnerships like these allow us to design products that elevate the consumer experience while supporting a circular economy.” 

In June 2024, Berry Global introduced the Domino bottle, a fully recyclable and customisable option for brands in the beauty, home, and personal care sectors.