US demand for food containers is forecast to increase three percent annually through 2015. Plastic containers and bags and pouches will be the fastest growing segments, continuing to supplant paperboard, metal and glass containers. Best market prospects include frozen specialties, snack foods, dairy products, and sauces and condiments.
This study analyzes the $23 billion US rigid and flexible food container industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by type (e.g., bags and pouches, paperboard containers, metal containers, plastic containers, glass containers) and market (e.g., fruits and vegetables, grain mill products, dairy products, meat and related products, baked goods, sauces and condiments, snack foods, candy and confections).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry competitors, including Silgan, Bemis and Graphic Packaging.