Foodservice disposables demand in the US will grow 3.8 percent annually through 2011 as more food is eaten or prepared away from home. Packaging will lead gains and surpass serviceware as the largest category by 2011. The eating and drinking places market will remain dominant while the retail and vending segment grows the fastest.
This study analyzes the $13.7 billion US foodservice disposables industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by product (e.g., cups, dinnerware, utensils, containers, lids and domes, wraps, bags, napkins, moist towelettes); and market (e.g., eating and drinking places, retail and vending machines, institutional, lodging and hospitality, sports and recreation).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 major players including Solo Cup, Pactiv, Dart Container and Georgia-Pacific.