Foodservice Disposables: United States

This report forecasts US foodservice disposable demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: packaging, serviceware, and napkins and other types. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: eating and drinking places, retail and vending, institutional, lodging and hospitality, sports and recreation, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, raw materials, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve the US market, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 32-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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