Though the mighty mason jar hasn’t fallen from its throne online on sites like Pinterest and Instagram, the major jar and canning supply demand is due to the covid 19 pandemic of last year.
Hereof, are Ball and Kerr the same company?
If the Kerr jars and their packaging looks eerily similar to that of Ball jars, it’s because they’re basically the same: Both Ball and Kerr brands are now owned and manufactured by the parent company Jarden.
Likewise, is Ball canning going out of business?
The Ball Corporation got out of the canning business about 25 years ago. Newell Brands announced Monday that they would be closing operations at their Muncie plant and moving the production to facilities in Fishers and Ohio.
Is there a shortage of Mason jars?
This year, 2020, two decades into the 21st century, we are having trouble finding Mason jars in stores because so many people are using them for, I kid you not, canning. It’s the most obvious explanation, yet somehow the least expected.
Ball Corporation is an American company headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado. It is best known for its early production of glass jars, lids, and related products used for home canning.
So why are Mason jars so expensive? … We go through the trouble of growing our own produce, making our own preserves, and then all the cost savings is taken up by an expensive glass jar with a red checker lid.
But the wave of new interest in canning surprised jar and lid manufacturers, Quackenboss explained. Home canning was actually on the decline, so companies such as Ball and Kerr have been unable to meet the unexpected demand for supplies over the past year. … And while glass jars can be reused, their metal lids cannot.
The Mason jar is a molded glass jar used in home canning to preserve food. It was named after American tinsmith John Landis Mason, who patented it in 1858. … The bands and lids usually come with new jars, but they are also sold separately. While the bands are reusable, the lids are intended for single-use when canning.