Cups & Lids

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Specialty beverages will be a key growth factor, with many foodservice operators placing greater emphasis on premium coffee, specialty coffee drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and the like.

US demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2016

US demand for cups and lids is forecast to increase 4.1 percent per year to $8.9 billion in 2016, with growth driven by above average gains for food packaging cups and a favorable outlook for foodservice revenues. The growing importance of specialty beverages among foodservice operators will be a key factor, with many quick service restaurants placing greater emphasis on premium coffee, specialty coffee drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and the like. Such beverages often use costlier types of cups and lids, such as insulated paper hot cups, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cups, and specialty lids.

Packaging cups to outpace key drinking cup segment

Although drinking cups will continue to dominate, the fastest gains are anticipated in the packaging cup segment due to solid outlooks for demand in key packaging cup-using markets such as yogurt, coffee and tea, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, advances will be driven by expanding applications where cups satisfy consumer demand for portable, convenient, single-serving packaging, or can help reinvigorate sales of mature products (e.g., canned fruit, macaroni and cheese). Above average growth for food cups will stem from trends such as the increased presence of oatmeal in quick service restaurants and coffee and snack shops, and the exponential growth of self-service frozen yogurt shops.

Lid demand growth to outpace cup demand

Lid demand growth will outpace that of cups, rising 4.9 percent per year to $1.2 billion in 2016. Advances will be fueled by an increasing percentage of drinking cups utilizing lids, heightened demand for costlier specialty lids, and healthy increases for single-serving packaging cups. Lids for packaging applications will post faster gains than drinking cup lids, supported by the popularity of singleserving cup packaging and the ongoing development of new applications and product line extensions.

Hot, premium beverages to drive foodservice market

Foodservice, which accounted for 68 percent of demand in 2011, is by far the largest market for cups and lids. Growth will trail the cup and lid average as a result of sluggish sales of fountain beverages, growing competition from bottled beverages, and the overall maturity of most applications. Nonetheless, gains will be supported by above average prospects for hot beverages along with the increased emphasis in quick service and other restaurants on premium beverages rather than longtime staples such as carbonated soft drinks and milkshakes.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $7.2 billion US cup and lid industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., drinking cups, packaging cups, portion cups, food cups, drinking cup lids, flexible lids) and market (e.g., foodservice, food and beverage packaging, retail).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Dart Container, Reynolds Group and Georgia-Pacific.

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  1. Cups & Lids

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $137.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $135.00

      1. Table | US CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,494.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $158.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $173.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $121.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Trends

        $162.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Food Consumption Trends

        $215.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER FOOD & BEVERAGE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Packaging Overview

        $107.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Trends

        $533.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS (million pounds)

        2. 3.8.1 Plastic

          $308.00

        3. 3.8.2 Paperboard

          $122.00

        4. 3.8.3 Metal, Foil, & Other

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $218.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID PRICING (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $569.00

        1. 3.10.1 Recycling

          $233.00

        2. 3.10.2 Degradable Materials

          $118.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $170.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,826.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $125.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Cups

        $1,837.00

        1. Table | CUP DEMAND BY TYPE, MATERIAL, & MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Drinking Cups

          $1,013.00

          1. Table | DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET (million dollars)

          2. Table | PAPER DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

          3. Table | PLASTIC DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

          4. Table | FOAM DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Packaging Cups

          $285.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.3 Portion Cups

          $182.00

          1. Table | PORTION CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        5. 4.2.4 Food Cups

          $175.00

          1. Table | FOOD CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        6. 4.2.5 Other Cups

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER CUP DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Lids

        $864.00

        1. Table | LID DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Types

          $577.00

          1. Table | DRINKING CUP LID DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | FLEXIBLE LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

          3. Table | OTHER LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Materials

          $184.00

          1. Table | LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,356.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $133.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Foodservice

        $1,344.00

        1. 5.2.1 Foodservice Industry Outlook

          $207.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS & REVENUES

        2. 5.2.2 Cup & Lid Demand

          $1,114.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY ESTABLISHMENT (million dollars)

          2. Table | QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | COFFEE & SNACK SHOP CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENT CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION (billion units)

          6. Table | HOT BEVERAGE CUP & LID DEMAND BY BEVERAGE & TYPE (billion units)

          7. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CUP & LID DEMAND (billion units)

          8. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY PRODUCT & TYPE (billion units)

      3. 5.3 Food & Beverage Packaging

        $1,663.00

        1. 5.3.1 Food & Beverage Manufacturing Outlook

          $135.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 5.3.2 Cup & Lid Demand

          $1,503.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | YOGURT CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | COFFEE CREAMER CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | PUDDING CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER DAIRY PRODUCT CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

          7. Table | SPECIALTY PROCESSED FOOD CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

          8. Table | FRUIT & VEGETABLE CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

          9. Table | COFFEE & TEA CUP & LID DEMAND (million dollars)

          10. Table | DRY FOOD CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

          11. Table | OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Retail & Other

        $216.00

        1. Table | RETAIL & OTHER CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT (million dollars)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $175.00

        1. Table | US CUP & LID SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $376.00

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $152.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $376.00

        1. 6.4.1 Research & Development

          $215.00

        2. 6.4.2 Low-Cost Manufacturing

          $82.00

      5. 6.5 Manufacturing

        $135.00

      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $129.00

      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $90.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 6.8 Company Profiles

        $3,839.00

        1. 6.8.1 Airlite Plastics Company

          $82.00

        2. 6.8.2 Amscan Holdings Incorporated

          $92.00

        3. 6.8.3 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $98.00

        4. 6.8.4 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $167.00

        5. 6.8.5 Cascades Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 6.8.6 Clondalkin Group Holdings BV

          $82.00

        7. 6.8.7 Constantia Flexibles GmbH

          $85.00

        8. 6.8.8 Crocker (HS) Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 6.8.9 D&W Fine Pack LLC

          $82.00

        10. 6.8.10 Dart Container Corporation

          $493.00

        11. 6.8.11 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $100.00

        12. 6.8.12 Eco-Products Incorporated

          $84.00

        13. 6.8.13 Fabri-Kal Corporation

          $130.00

        14. 6.8.14 Grupo Phoenix

          $94.00

        15. 6.8.15 Heinz (HJ) Company

          $82.00

        16. 6.8.16 Hoffmaster Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 6.8.17 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $106.00

        18. 6.8.18 Inline Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        19. 6.8.19 International Paper Company

          $103.00

        20. 6.8.20 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $138.00

        21. 6.8.21 Koller Enterprises Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 6.8.22 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        23. 6.8.23 Mullinix Packages Incorporated

          $114.00

        24. 6.8.24 New WinCup Holdings Incorporated

          $114.00

        25. 6.8.25 NEX Performance Films Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 6.8.26 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $82.00

        27. 6.8.27 Polytainers Limited

          $82.00

        28. 6.8.28 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 6.8.29 Rexam plc

          $82.00

        30. 6.8.30 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $218.00

        31. 6.8.31 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 6.8.32 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        33. 6.8.33 Spartech Corporation

          $171.00

        34. 6.8.34 Spirit Foodservice Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 6.8.35 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        36. 6.8.36 Waddington North America Incorporated

          $118.00

        37. 6.8.37 Weston (George) Limited

          $82.00

        38. 6.8.38 Whirley Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        39. 6.8.39 Wihuri Oy

          $184.00

      9. 6.9 Other Companies in the Cup & Lid Industry

        $82.00

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