E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

E-Commerce Boom Boosts Box Market

The percentage of Americans who do at least some of their shopping online has increased dramatically over the last five years. In fact, the e-commerce market is forecast to grow at 10.9% annually until 2022. As a result, the box industry is reaping the benefits.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Although the US market for lawn and garden robots is substantially smaller than that of Europe (where generally smaller lawn sizes have supported rapid demand growth for robotic lawn mowers in recent years), it’s expected to more than double in value from 2018 to 2022, reaching $95 million.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

3 Key Opportunities for US Residential Roofing Producers in 2019 & Beyond

3 Key Opportunities for US Residential Roofing Producers in 2019 & Beyond

While weather patterns and housing activity largely govern the US residential roofing market, the devil is in the details when it comes to understanding key growth trends. For example, as builders and homeowners increasingly specify roofing materials of greater durability – and higher cost – demand for some roofing products, such as laminated asphalt shingles, will rise at an above-average rate.

But there’s plenty of opportunity for industry participants to make themselves more valuable. Here are 3 major trends for residential roofing manufacturers to keep an eye on going forward.


Common Agricultural Policy Reforms Could Cut into EU Equipment Sales

Common Agricultural Policy Reforms Could Cut into EU Equipment Sales

Since 1962, the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has supported farmers in member states through a wide-ranging system of subsidies and programs. However, with Brexit impending, the EU is anticipating around a $!4 billion loss in annual funds, adding urgency to the numerous calls to adopt a more sustainable approach to the CAP.


The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

The Stand-Up Pouch Conundrum: Why So Many, & Why Not More?

If you've been to any grocery store lately, you may have noticed that stand-up pouches are everywhere. Coffee beans, refills for hand soap, pet treats, baked snacks, and so many more products are all increasingly packaged this way. In fact, through 2022, US demand for stand-up pouches will grow almost 6% annually. Is there a limit to what the stand-up pouch can do?

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

With Water Works Funding Secured, What Can Pipe Makers Expect?

With Water Works Funding Secured, What Can Pipe Makers Expect?

That America’s water and wastewater infrastructure is aging past its useful service life is hardly news to major pipe suppliers. The American Water Works Association’s estimate that $1 trillion is required to rehabilitate and expand drinking water infrastructure over the next 25 years points to major opportunities for water pipe companies. And new threats that place pressure on wastewater systems – such as rising sea levels – point to untapped growth prospects for sewer pipe suppliers.


Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

For a country of its size, Poland may seem unlikely to support a nonwovens industry of global significance. Yet demand for nonwoven fabrics in Poland is comparable to that of more developed, populous countries like Italy and the UK, and the market is expected to grow at an above average rate of 3.2% per year through 2022. So what's driving Poland’s nonwovens boom?

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

What’s Holding Back Activated Carbon Growth in the US?

What’s Holding Back Activated Carbon Growth in the US?

US demand for activated carbon in mercury removal applications is expected to rise almost 4% per year through 2022, according to a new study by the Freedonia Group. This is good growth for a mature product like activated carbon, but still a far cry from the 17% annual growth averaged between 2007 and 2017. What's behind this sharp slowdown?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

The Freedonia Group's Top 15 Most Viewed Blogs in 2018

The Freedonia Group's Top 15 Most Viewed Blogs in 2018

2018 was a a year of growth, innovation, and volatility for many of the industries covered by The Freedonia Group's expert analysts. From oil and gas refineries to tariffs, here's a roundup of some of our most viewed articles over the past year.

  Industry Studies    

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

The recent entries of GM and Ford into the e-bike market could be a catalyst for an industry-wide “automotive invasion". Will this spur other big automakers to follow suit?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies