It’s a Stretch: 3 Reasons Why Men’s Underwear May No Longer Be a Strong Economic Indicator

It’s a Stretch: 3 Reasons Why Men’s Underwear May No Longer Be a Strong Economic Indicator

This is not the first time that Alan Greenspan’s theory of men’s underpants sales – as an economic indicator in general and predictor of tough times in particular – has entered the public discourse.

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Textiles & Nonwovens    

The Sustainable Food Packaging Features Consumers Seek Most

The Sustainable Food Packaging Features Consumers Seek Most

Compared to total households, a significantly higher percentage of vegetarians and vegans place a high or medium priority on recyclability, recycled content, and packaging with little or no plastic. The gap between the share of vegetarians and vegans and total households that place a high or medium priority on compostability and reusability in food packaging is even larger.

  Consumer Goods      Food & Beverage      Industry Studies      Packaging    

3 Food Packaging Trends Boosting Sales of Bowls

3 Food Packaging Trends Boosting Sales of Bowls

Already the leading outlet for food packaging bowls, prepared foods (including fresh and frozen products) is also projected to be one of the fastest growing applications for these products through 2025.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Residential Roofing Market: Record Demand in 2020 and 2021

Residential Roofing Market: Record Demand in 2020 and 2021

Asphalt shingles account for the largest share of residential roofing demand in the US and will continue to do so going forward.


2020: A Record Year For Roofing, But Growth Opportunities Will Continue

2020: A Record Year For Roofing, But Growth Opportunities Will Continue

After this record year of roofing demand, many in the industry are curious as to what the future hold and wonder if can that growth be sustained.


Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Decking accounts for the largest share of pressure-treated lumber and will continue to do going forward.


Engineered Lumber: A Promising Alternative to Traditional Building Materials

Engineered Lumber: A Promising Alternative to Traditional Building Materials

Lumber frequently dominated discussions among construction professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4 Key Innovations in the Global Construction Machinery Market

4 Key Innovations in the Global Construction Machinery Market

Technology innovation will be a key driver of demand in the $204 billion global construction machinery market through 2025.


Strong Roofing Market Also Provides Boost in Demand for Roofing Underlayment

Strong Roofing Market Also Provides Boost in Demand for Roofing Underlayment

An uptick in roof installation activity also spurred increases in demand for underlayment.


6 Food Packaging Applications Where Paper, Molded Fiber, & Other Materials Are Gaining Over Plastic

6 Food Packaging Applications Where Paper, Molded Fiber, & Other Materials Are Gaining Over Plastic

In the food industry, reducing consumption of virgin plastics in packaging is an increasingly important sustainability target for food brands and packaging suppliers.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers