Flexible Frozen Food Packaging

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This study analyzes the market for flexible frozen food packaging. Historical (2009, 2014 and 2019) data and forecasts to 2024 are presented in current dollars.

Applications covered include:

  • frozen specialty foods:
    • appetizers
    • breakfast foods such as waffles, pancakes, French toast, and toaster pastries
    • breakfast sandwiches
    • entrées
    • frozen dinners
    • hand-held entrées
    • plant-based meat alternative products
    • pizzas such as pizza pies, slices, flatbreads, pizza pockets, and pizza rolls,
    • side dishes
    • soups
    • whipped toppings
  • meat, poultry, and seafood, including fresh, unprepared item as well as further processed types, such as breaded poultry and seafood:
    • meat (including beef and veal, pork, and lamb) as well as meat products marketed as breakfast meats
    • poultry (chicken, turkey, and other products such as goose and duck)
    • seafood (all fish and shellfish)
  • frozen baked goods, including:
    • bagels
    • biscuits
    • bread rolls and loaves
    • cakes, cheesecakes, and cake bites
    • cheese and sweet rolls
    • cinnamon rolls
    • cookies and brownies
    • dough and batters (cookie, pastry, filo)
    • eclairs and other pastries
    • flan, custard, crème brûlée
    • muffins
    • pie and pizza crusts
    • pies
    • rolls
    • tarts
    • tortillas
  • fruit, vegetables, and juice:
    • plain vegetables and fruit products
    • prepared frozen vegetables, such as breaded onion rings, mushrooms and eggplant, veggie pastas, and mashed cauliflower
    • juice concentrates – including 100% juice concentrates and juice drink concentrates (e.g., lemonade and fruit punch)
    • French fries, which are considered a potato product
  • ice cream and other frozen desserts:
    • hard and soft ice cream
    • hard and soft frozen yogurt
    • sherbet
    • sorbet
    • gelato
    • frozen custard
    • flavored ices
    • ice cream cakes
    • ice cream novelties (i.e., single-serve units of any of the above)
    • other frozen foods, including (e.g., sauces, baby food, pet food, cocktail mixers, nondairy creamers, liquid eggs, herbs, drink mixes)

Excluded from the scope of this study are:

  • packaged ice
  • frozen carryout
  • meal delivery program foods
  • shelf-stable products that are frozen after purchase

Flexible packaging product segments covered include:

  • bags
  • lidding film:
    • including plastic film lidding (typically made from one or more layers of plastics such as PET or PP), paper lidding, and aluminum foil lidding
    • excluding paper and plastic lids sold together with accompanying paper or plastic containers as well as plastic overwrap and shrink wrap
  • pouches, including:
    • flat (e.g., pillow, four-side seal, and three-side seal)
    • stand-up, including round-bottom/Doyen, K-seal, corner-bottom, flat-bottom
  • wrap:
    • including foil wrap, paper wrap and overwrap, as well as plastic film wrap and overwrap, including stretch and shrink film/wrap and thermoforming film
    • excluding lidding films, chubs, brick packs, vacuum seal packaging (VSP), and vacuum sealed bags
  • other packaging formats (interleaving, chubs, vacuum skin packaging, and brick packs)

Excluded are separately sold lids, caps, and closures.

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