Cups & Lids

As Quoted In Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Packaging cups post fastest gains

Packaging cups will post the most rapid gains through 2020. As it becomes more common to snack throughout the day rather than prepare meals, healthy foods that are portable and pre-packaged will continue to gain favor. Packaging products in this way can also drive revenues for food producers, as it allows items to be sold at a premium. Fresh fruits and vegetables have seen some of the largest gains attributable to this trend. Cups used for coffee and tea will see the fastest growth of any major packaging market due to the popularity of single cup brewing systems (though growth has moderated in recent years based on market maturity), and packaging cups for dairy products continue to show favorable increases due to the popularity of premium yogurt.

Convenience still a key feature

The foodservice industry will continue to demand the largest share of cups and lids. Demand will be sustained by the convenience of carryout meals and the expansion of quick service menus to include more products traditionally served in cups. Moreover, value gains will be supported by demand for more environmentally friendly products, which are produced utilizing compostable materials and are sold at a premium.

Coffee demand will drive cup gains

Hot beverage cups will see healthy gains, driven by the popularity of premium coffee and the use of high-value insulated paper cups. The mix of raw materials has changed considerably over the past decade, primarily for environmental reasons, as a number of foodservice chains have transitioned away from polystyrene foam and many cities have introduced bans on the sale or use of polystyrene foam.

The largest beneficiary of these changes has been the paper cup, which is expected to show the fastest gains through 2020 and will continue to hold the largest share of the drinking cup market. There has also been wider use of clear plastic cups, which allow for greater visibility of the beverage.

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  1. Cups & Lids

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $204.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | US CUP & LID DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Trends

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        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      6. 3.6 Food Consumption Trends

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        1. Table | CONSUMER FOOD & BEVERAGE INDICATORS

      7. 3.7 Packaging Overview

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        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      8. 3.8 Raw Material Trends

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        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS

        2. CHART II-1 RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS, 2015

        3. 3.8.1 Plastic

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          1. CHART II-2 PLASTIC DEMAND IN CUPS & LIDS, 2005-2025

        4. 3.8.2 Paperboard

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        5. 3.8.3 Metal, Foil, & Other

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      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | CUP & LID PRICING

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. Table | SELECTED CITIES WITH BANS ON POLYSTYRENE FOAM DISPOSABLES

      11. 3.11 Foreign Trade

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      12. 3.12 International Activity

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    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND

      2. 4.2 Cups

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

        2. CHART III-1 CUP DEMAND BY TYPE, 2005-2025

        3. 4.2.1 Drinking Cups

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          1. Table | DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL & MARKET

          2. CHART III-2 DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2005-2025

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

          4. Table | SELECTED PAPER DRINKING CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

          5. Table | PLASTIC DRINKING CUP DEMAND BY MARKET

          6. Table | SELECTED PLASTIC DRINKING CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

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

          8. Table | SELECTED FOAM DRINKING CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        4. 4.2.2 Packaging Cups

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          1. Table | PACKAGING CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. Table | SELECTED PACKAGING CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        5. 4.2.3 Food Cups

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          1. Table | FOOD CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. Table | SELECTED FOOD CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        6. 4.2.4 Portion Cups

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          1. Table | PORTION CUP DEMAND BY MATERIAL

          2. Table | SELECTED PORTION CUP PRODUCERS & PRODUCT OFFERINGS

        7. 4.2.5 Other Cups

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          1. Table | OTHER CUP DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Lids

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        1. Table | LID DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        2. CHART III-3 LID DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 4.3.1 Types

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          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

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          1. Table | LID DEMAND BY MATERIAL

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 5.2 Foodservice

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        1. 5.2.1 Foodservice Industry Outlook

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          1. Table | FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS & REVENUES

        2. 5.2.2 Cup & Lid Demand

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          1. Table | FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY ESTABLISHMENT

          2. CHART IV-2 FOODSERVICE CUP & LID DEMAND BY ESTABLISHMENT, 2015

          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 APPLICATIONS FOR CUPS & LIDS, 2005-2025

          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

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        1. 5.3.1 Food & Beverage Manufacturing Outlook

          $262.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.3.2 Cup & Lid Demand

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

          2. CHART IV-4 FOOD & BEVERAGE PACKAGING CUP & LID DEMAND, 2015

          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 BY APPLICATION & TYPE

          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 CUP & LID DEMAND BY APPLICATION & TYPE

      4. 5.4 Retail & Other

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        1. Table | RETAIL & OTHER CUP & LID DEMAND BY MARKET & PRODUCT

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | US CUP & LID SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART V-1 US CUP & LID MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 6.4.1 Research & Development

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        2. 6.4.2 Low Cost Manufacturing

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      5. 6.5 Manufacturing

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      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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