US foodservice disposables demand will rise 3.5 percent annually through 2013, based on the ongoing popularity of away-from-home eating and ready prepared foods. Packaging products will grow the fastest and overtake serviceware as the largest segment. Eating and drinking places will remain the top market while retail and vending lead gains.
This study analyzes the $14.8 billion US foodservice disposables industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 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 industry players, including Solo Cup, Pactiv and Dart Container.