Candy & Snack Food Pouches

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Snack Food Pouches

This study examines the US market for pouches used in candy and snack food applications. Product segments covered include flat (e.g., pillow, four-side seal, and three-side seal) and stand-up pouches (round-bottom, K-seal, corner-bottom, flat-bottom, and other). Also discussed are pouch performance and/or physical characteristics such as:

  • resealable pouches
  • vacuum pouches
  • shaped pouches
  • stick pouches

Candy and snack food market segments for pouches include:

  • savory snacks (e.g., cheese and vegetable puffs, popped popcorn, potato chips, pretzels, tortilla and corn chips, vegetable chips)
  • candy and confections, including chocolate and non-chocolate candy, chewing gum, and mints
  • bakery snacks (e.g., bagel chips, cookies, crackers, donuts, pastries, muffins, brownies, cupcakes, snack cakes and pies
  • nuts and dried fruit
  • other candy and snack foods, such as unpopped and candied popcorn; energy and nutrition bars; apple and other fruit chips; meat snacks (e.g., pork rinds and jerky); oatmeal snacks; and breakfast cereals packaged for snacking

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Excluded from the scope of the study are bags and sacks, bag-in-box packaging, reusable pouches, non-packaging pouch applications, and air cushioning pouch packaging systems. Also excluded are cannabis-infused edibles.

Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 are provided for pouch demand (including merchant and captive production) in current dollars (including inflation) by product type and market and in units.

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