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Article Title: The Freedonia Group Releases Packaging Study
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Publication: PackagePRINTING, 12/4/2013
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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the United States is projected to grow 3 percent annually to $18.8 billion in 2017. The market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the inherent advantages of lightweight bags and pouches and the convenience they offer. Further market penetration will be influenced by features dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes.
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Article Title: Executive Forecast: The Year of Continued Innovation for the Flexible Packaging Industry
By: Erin Wolford
Publication: Flexible Packaging Magazine, 1/27/2014
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Flexible Packaging: How do you see 2014 shaping up for the flexible packaging industry? Pryweller: Not surprisingly, the flexible packaging industry outpaced rigid packaging alternatives in growth during 2013, capturing a higher percentage of demand both in the US market and globally. Flexible packaging, particularly in pouches, continued to elbow its way into new applications where it has taken a larger market share than in the past. That was a nice banner headline for the industry last year, especially for the plastics segment of flexible packaging.
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Article Title: New product launches boost pouches and bags demand
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Publication: Food & Beverage Packaging, 1/6/2014
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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US is projected to grow 3% annually to $18.8 billion in 2017. The market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the inherent advantages of light weight bags and pouches and the convenience they offer. Further market penetration will be influenced by features dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes. Long term prospects for converted flexible packaging will be heightened by technology advances to enhance shelf life and protect the package from bacteria and other potential contaminants. These and other trends are presented in Converted Flexible Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc. (freedoniagroup.com), a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.
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Article Title: US market to grow 3% annually / Gains will be driven by convenience / Lightweight bags and pouches w
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Publication: PIE Plastics Information Europe, 12/10/2013
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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US is forecast to see annual growth of 3.0%, reaching USD 18.8 bn in 2017, says US market researcher Freedonia (Cleveland, Ohio; www.freedonia.com) in its recent report, “Converted flexible packaging”. The study indicates that the market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the convenience of lightweight bags and pouches and that further market penetration can be achieved through improving the consumer experience of using the packaging. Long-term prospects for converted flexible packaging are enhanced through advances to improve shelf life and protect the package from bacteria and other potential contaminants.
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Article Title: Study: converted flexible packaging demand increasing
By: Doug Ohlemeier
Publication: The Packer, 12/10/2013
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Pouches, mostly of a standup construction, should offer significant growth opportunities and the study projects U.S. demand for converted flexible packaging to increase 3% a year to $18.8 billion in 2017, according to the release. Demand is forecast to increase 3.6% per year through 2017 to $8.2 billion with even faster growth predicted through 2022, analyst Joe Pryweller said in the release. Lighter weight packages can lower production and transport costs and should also help expand pouch demand, he said in the release.
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Publication: PFFC Paper, Film, Foil Converter, 12/24/2013
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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US is projected to grow 3.0% annually to $18.8 billion in 2017, says Converted Flexible Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group. According to the report, the market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the inherent advantages of lightweight bags and pouches and the convenience they offer. Further market penetration will be influenced by features dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes. Long-term prospects for converted flexible packaging will be heightened by technology advances to enhance shelf life and protect the package from bacteria and other potential contaminants.
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Article Title: Demand for converted flexible packaging in USA to exceed US$21 bln in 2017 (29-4-2014)
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Publication: Plastemart, 4/29/2014
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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US market is expected to rise 3.5% pa to more than US$21 bln in 2017, as per Freedonia. Growth will be driven by the packaging market's ongoing investment in specialty film and advanced materials for higher-value offerings. These offerings emphasize longer shelf life, performance features, source reduction and protection from outside contaminants. The converted flexible packaging market also is boasting greater acceptance from major brand owners. With a proliferation of new products on the retail market in a variety of niche applications, high volumes of a single package are not as critical, diminishing the advantages of rigid packaging and its ability to produce more packages at lower cost. Furthermore, consumer buying behavior also is playing a role, as shoppers demand packages offering portability and ease of handling. Recent market penetration in such categories as soups, condiments, baby food, noncarbonated beverages, foodservice cont
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Article Title: Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share By Ben Bouckley+, 06-Mar-2014
By: Ben Bouckley
Publication: Beverage Daily, 3/6/2014
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Stand-up pouches face a fight to wrest beer market share from traditional formats like bottles and cans that are ‘ingrained in the consumer’s mind’ but could carve out their own niche.
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Article Title: Should RTD teas pounce on pouches? Analyst says ‘Yes!’ By Ben Bouckley+, 07-Mar-2014
By: Ben Bouckley
Publication: Beverage Daily, 3/7/2014
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RTD teas provide undeveloped opportunities for flexible packaging, but brand owners must look long term rather than expect short-term penetration, one analyst believes.
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