US foodservice packaging demand will climb 2.5 percent annually through 2014. Flexible packaging will outpace rigid based on cost, convenience and performance advantages. Restaurants other than quick service types will post the fastest growth within the dominant eating and drinking places market.
This study analyzes the $7 billion US foodservice packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by product (e.g., rigid, flexible), application (e.g., fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, baked goods, dairy products) and end user (e.g., eating and drinking places, institutional).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players, including Bemis, Silgan and International Paper.