Cups & Lids

Demand will be propelled by the important role of beverages as revenue generators for restaurants, along with the growing focus on specialty beverages among foodservice operators.

US demand to rise 4.4% annually through 2018

Demand for cups and lids in the US is projected to expand 4.4 percent per year to $10.0 billion in 2018, driven by above average gains for food packaging cups and an improved outlook for foodservice revenue growth relative to its 2008-2013 performance. In particular, demand will be propelled by the important role of beverages as revenue generators for restaurants, along with the growing focus on specialty beverages among foodservice operators. Such offerings boost customer traffic beyond breakfast and lunch since they are often purchased as snacks rather than with meals. These factors will favor higher value cup and lid products, such as paper hot cups, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cups, and specialty lids. Moreover, prospects for costlier types of cups will be strengthened by the growing number of bans or restrictions on foamed polystyrene disposables and by restaurant chains transitioning away from foam cups.

Packaging cups to be fastest growing cup type

Among cup types, the fastest gains are anticipated in the packaging cup segment due to favorable consumption trends in a number of applications, along with the convenience, portability, and portion control benefits of single serving cup packaging. Growth will also be aided by trends toward healthier eating, which will stimulate demand for cups and other containers that can facilitate portion control. The rising prevalence of snacking in place of traditional meals and a widening definition of snack foods will be advantageous for single portion packaging formats such as cups.

Paper to become fastest growing cup material

Paper cups will experience the fastest growth among drinking cup types, a shift in the competitive landscape. Advances will reflect environmental concerns about foam cups, growing restrictions on polystyrene foam products, pressure from environmental groups, and conversions to paper from foam by high volume foodservice providers. Foam cup demand will also be threatened by the commercialization of recyclable plastic cups with insulation properties comparable to those of foam.

Lid demand to outpace cups

Lid demand growth will outpace that for cups, rising 4.7 percent per year to $1.3 billion in 2018. Advances will be fueled by expanding carryout food and beverage sales from restaurants and retail stores, an increasing percentage of drinking cups utilizing lids, heightened demand for costlier specialty lids, and healthy increases for single serving packaging cups, all of which have some type of lid.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $8.1 billion US cup and lid industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material (e.g., paper, plastic, foam), product (e.g., drinking cups, packaging cups, 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 35 industry players, including Dart Container, Reynolds Group and Georgia-Pacific.

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  1. Cups & Lids

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $129.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $133.00

      1. Table | US CUP & LID DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,646.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $202.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $177.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $120.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Trends

        $177.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      6. 3.6 Food Consumption Trends

        $225.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER FOOD & BEVERAGE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Packaging Overview

        $118.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Trends

        $617.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS

        2. CHART II-1 RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS, 2013

        3. 3.8.1 Plastic

          $358.00

          1. CHART II-2 PLASTIC DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS, 2013

        4. 3.8.2 Paperboard

          $121.00

        5. 3.8.3 Metal, Foil, & Other

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $214.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID PRICING

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $539.00

        1. 3.10.1 Recycling

          $201.00

        2. 3.10.2 Compostable Materials

          $108.00

      11. 3.11 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $194.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,965.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $132.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND BY TYPE

      2. 4.2 Cups

        $1,961.00

        1. Table | CUP DEMAND BY TYPE, MATERIAL, & MARKET

        2. CHART III-1 CUP DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.2.1 Drinking Cups

          $1,153.00

          1. Table | DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

          2. CHART III-2 DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

          3. Table | PAPER DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

          4. Table | PLASTIC DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MARKET

          5. Table | FOAM DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        4. 4.2.2 Packaging Cups

          $270.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        5. 4.2.3 Food Cups

          $187.00

          1. Table | FOOD CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        6. 4.2.4 Portion Cups

          $170.00

          1. Table | PORTION CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        7. 4.2.5 Other Cups

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER CUP DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Lids

        $872.00

        1. Table | LID DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. CHART III-3 LID DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 4.3.1 Types

          $578.00

          1. Table | DRINKING CUP LID DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | FLEXIBLE LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          3. Table | OTHER LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 4.3.2 Materials

          $188.00

          1. Table | LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,743.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $134.00

        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 5.2 Foodservice

        $1,444.00

        1. 5.2.1 Foodservice Industry Outlook

          $224.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS & REVENUES

        2. 5.2.2 Cup & Lid Demand

          $1,203.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY ESTABLISHMENT

          2. CHART IV-2 FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY ESTABLISHMENT, 2013

          3. Table | QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT CUP & LID DEMAND

          4. Table | COFFEE & SNACK SHOP CUP & LID DEMAND

          5. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENT CUP & LID DEMAND

          6. Table | FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION

          7. CHART IV-3 FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013

          8. Table | HOT BEVERAGE CUP & LID DEMAND

          9. Table | CARBONATED SOFT DRINK CUP & LID DEMAND

          10. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Food & Beverage Packaging

        $1,932.00

        1. 5.3.1 Food & Beverage Manufacturing Outlook

          $166.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Cup & Lid Demand

          $1,740.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-4 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND, 2013

          3. Table | DAIRY PRODUCT CUP & LID DEMAND

          4. Table | YOGURT CUP & LID DEMAND

          5. Table | COFFEE CREAMER CUP & LID DEMAND

          6. Table | PUDDING CUP & LID DEMAND

          7. Table | OTHER DAIRY PRODUCT CUP & LID DEMAND

          8. Table | SPECIALTY PROCESSED FOOD CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

          9. Table | COFFEE & TEA CUP & LID DEMAND

          10. Table | FRUIT & VEGETABLE CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

          11. Table | DRY FOOD CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

          12. Table | OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

      4. 5.4 Retail & Other

        $233.00

        1. Table | RETAIL & OTHER CUP & LID DEMAND

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,240.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $574.00

        1. Table | US CUP & LID SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

        2. 6.1.1 Market Share

          $390.00

          1. CHART V-1 US CUP & LID MARKET SHARE, 2013

      2. 6.2 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $136.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

        $343.00

        1. 6.3.1 Research & Development

          $185.00

        2. 6.3.2 Low Cost Manufacturing

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Manufacturing

        $127.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $128.00

      6. 6.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $96.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 6.7 Company Profiles

        $3,741.00

        1. 6.7.1 Airlite Plastics Company

          $82.00

        2. 6.7.2 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.3 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 6.7.4 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $211.00

        5. 6.7.5 Charter NEX Films Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 6.7.6 Clondalkin Group Holdings BV

          $82.00

        7. 6.7.7 Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH

          $87.00

        8. 6.7.8 Crocker (HS) Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 6.7.9 D&W Fine Pack LLC

          $82.00

        10. 6.7.10 Dart Container Corporation

          $406.00

        11. 6.7.11 Fabri-Kal Corporation

          $121.00

        12. 6.7.12 Greiner Holding AG

          $82.00

        13. 6.7.13 Grupo Phoenix

          $119.00

        14. 6.7.14 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $123.00

        15. 6.7.15 Inline Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 6.7.16 International Paper Company

          $102.00

        17. 6.7.17 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $147.00

        18. 6.7.18 Koller Enterprises Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 6.7.19 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 6.7.20 MicroGREEN Polymers Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 6.7.21 Mullinix Packages Incorporated

          $132.00

        22. 6.7.22 New WinCup Holdings Incorporated

          $116.00

        23. 6.7.23 Party City Holdco Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.7.24 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $87.00

        25. 6.7.25 Polytainers Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 6.7.26 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 6.7.27 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $245.00

        28. 6.7.28 RPC Group plc

          $130.00

        29. 6.7.29 Seda International Packaging Group SpA

          $82.00

        30. 6.7.30 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 6.7.31 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        32. 6.7.32 Toray Industries Incorporated

          $83.00

        33. 6.7.33 Waddington Group Incorporated

          $305.00

        34. 6.7.34 Whirley Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 6.7.35 Wihuri Oy

          $170.00

      8. 6.8 Additional Companies in the Cup & Lid Industry

        $94.00

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