Food Containers in the US by Product, Material and Market, 14th Edition

As Quoted In Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Smaller-Sized, Lightweight Products Drive Growth in Food Container Market

Food Containers

Growth will be driven by the popularity of smaller, single-serving containers for convenience and portion control. The container product mix will continue to shift toward using lighter over heavier containers, and from rigid to flexible formats.

Key Findings in the Food Containers Study:

Snacking Fuels Demand for Smaller Containers

The traditional three meals a day have become less common, with younger, busier generations opting for smaller snacks throughout the day. This convenience eating also assists those wanting to control portion sizes, resulting in increased demand for food containers, particularly smaller, single-serving cups and bowls. Smaller-sized packages are expanding snacking possibilities from traditional chips and candy to meet the healthy eating trends of nuts, yogurt, hummus, fruits, and vegetables.

Flexible Pouches Continue to Meet Needs of Packagers and Consumers

Pouches have expanded quickly from potato chips to a strong position in the pet food and frozen food segments, with new applications arising at a healthy rate. Markets such as baby food and applesauce are seeing fast increases in pouch usage from a low base, while dairy products and soups represent emerging opportunities. As convenience features are in high demand, characteristics like resealability, easy opening, single-serving, reduced mess, and no waste make pouches uniquely positioned to experience solid future growth.

Containers Drawing Shoppers from Periphery to Center of the Store

Processed foods certainly save food preparation time, but today’s consumers want freshness along with convenience. Because of this, shoppers are drawn to the periphery of the grocery store, where perishable foods like dairy and produce are located. To get consumers back into the center of the store, processed food suppliers are redesigning containers – in unique shapes, in different formats, with enhanced graphics, or as pouches – to draw their attention.

Source Reduction Reduces Cost and Environmental Impact

Sustainability concerns influence many business decisions, and food packaging is no exception. As firms seek ways to meet sustainability goals and reduce their environmental impact, reducing the amount of raw material in containers and converting from heavy metal and glass containers to lighter plastic bottles and jars are popular strategies. New technologies have made it possible to achieve desired barrier protection while substantially reducing the amount of packaging material, and lighter containers save in material cost and shipping cost due to decreased fuel consumption, making good business sense with environmental benefits.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by products (pouches; bags & sacks; cans; cartons; bottles; jars; and tubs, cups, & bowls) and market (dairy products; fresh produce; meat, poultry, & seafood; perishable prepared foods; eggs; baked goods; snack foods; processed fruits & vegetables; pet food; sauces & condiments; candy & confections; frozen specialties; and soups & canned specialties). The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry competitors including Bemis, Silgan, Graphic Packaging, Berry Global, and WestRock.

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  1. Food Containers in the US by Product, Material and Market, 14th Edition

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Food Container Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Food Container Market

      2. 2.2 Food Industry Outlook

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        1. 2.2.1 Consumer Preferences

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        2. 2.2.2 Food Outlet Trends

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      3. 2.3 Packaging Trends

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        1. 2.3.1 Convenience

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        2. 2.3.2 Sustainability

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        3. 2.3.3 Product Differentiation

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        4. 2.3.4 Technology

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      4. 2.4 Food Container Outlook

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        1. Table | Food Container Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Container Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Food Container Prices by Material, 2007 - 2022

    3. 3 FLEXIBLE CONTAINERS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Flexible Food Containers

        2. 3.1.1 Flexible Container Demand

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          1. Table | Flexible Food Container Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.1.2 Pouches

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          1. Table | Pouches Demand by Material in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

        4. 3.1.3 Bags & Sacks

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          1. Table | Bags & Sacks Demand by Material in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

      2. 3.2 Flexible Containers: Growth Opportunities

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        1. Table | Growth Opportunities for Flexible Food Containers

      3. 3.3 Flexible Containers: Markets

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        1. Table | Flexible Food Containers by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 | Flexible Food Container Demand by Market, 2017

      4. 3.4 Flexible Containers: Market Share

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        1. Figure 3-3 | US Flexible Food Container Market Share, 2017

    4. 4 RIGID CONTAINERS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Rigid Food Containers

        2. 4.1.1 Rigid Container Demand

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          1. Table | Rigid Food Container Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.1.2 Cartons

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          1. Table | Carton Demand in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.1.3 Cans

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          1. Table | Can Demand in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-2 | Sonoco TruVue Brand Clear Plastic Cans

        5. 4.1.4 Tubs, Cups, &Bowls

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          1. Table | Tubs, Cups, &Bowls Demand in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

        6. 4.1.5 Bottles

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          1. Table | Bottle Demand in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

        7. 4.1.6 Jars

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          1. Table | Jar Demand in Food Applications, 2007 - 2022

        8. 4.1.7 Other Rigid Food Containers

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          1. Table | Other Rigid Food Container Demand, 2007 - 2022

      2. 4.2 Rigid Containers: Growth Opportunities

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        1. Table | Growth Opportunities for Rigid Food Containers

        2. Table | Major Rigid Food Container Products by Expected Value Growth Rate, 2017 - 2022

      3. 4.3 Rigid Containers: Demand by Material

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        1. Table | Rigid Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        2. 4.3.1 Plastic Containers

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          1. Table | Plastic Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-3 | Plastic Food Container Demand by Market, 2017

          3. Figure 4-4 | US Plastic Food Container Market Share, 2017

        3. 4.3.2 Paperboard Containers

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          1. Table | Paperboard Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-5 | Paperboard Food Container Demand by Market, 2017

          3. Figure 4-6 | US Paperboard Food Container Market Share, 2017

        4. 4.3.3 Metal Containers

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          1. Table | Metal Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-7 | Metal Food Container Demand by Market, 2017

          3. Figure 4-8 | US Metal Food Container Market Share, 2017

        5. 4.3.4 Glass Containers

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          1. Table | Glass Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-9 | Glass Food Container Demand by Market, 2017

          3. Figure 4-10 | US Glass Food Container Market Share, 2017

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Food Containers: Key Market Trends

      2. 5.2 Food Container Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      3. 5.3 Growth Opportunities

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        1. Table | Growth Opportunities in Food Container Markets

        2. Table | Major Container Markets by Expected Growth Rate, 2017 - 2022

      4. 5.4 Fresh Foods

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        1. 5.4.1 Fresh Foods: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Fresh Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.4.2 Dairy Products

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          1. Figure 5-2 | Daisy Brand Squeezable Sour Cream Pouch

          2. Table | Dairy Product Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          3. Figure 5-3 | Dairy Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.4.3 Fresh Produce

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          1. Table | Fresh Produce Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        4. 5.4.4 Meat, Poultry, &Seafood

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          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-4 | Meat, Poultry, &Seafood Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        5. 5.4.5 Perishable Prepared Foods

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          1. Table | Perishable Prepared Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-5 | Perishable Prepared Foods Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        6. 5.4.6 Eggs

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          1. Table | Egg Carton Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-6 | Egg Carton Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

      5. 5.5 Processed Foods

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        1. 5.5.1 Processed Foods: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Processed Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.5.2 Baked Goods

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          1. Table | Baked Goods Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-7 | Baked Goods Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.5.3 Processed Fruits & Vegetables

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          1. Table | Processed Fruit & Vegetable Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-8 | Processed Fruit & Vegetable Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        4. 5.5.4 Snack Foods

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          1. Table | Snack Foods Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-9 | Snack Foods Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        5. 5.5.5 Sauces & Condiments

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          1. Table | Sauce & Condiment Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-10 | Sauce & Condiment Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        6. 5.5.6 Pet Food

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          1. Table | Pet Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-11 | Pet Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        7. 5.5.7 Candy & Confections

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          1. Table | Candy & Confection Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-12 | Candy & Confection Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        8. 5.5.8 Frozen Specialties

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          1. Table | Frozen Specialties Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-13 | Frozen Specialties Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        9. 5.5.9 Soups & Canned Specialties

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          1. Table | Soups & Canned Specialties Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-14 | Soups & Canned Specialties Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

        10. 5.5.10 Other Processed Foods

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          1. Table | Other Processed Food Container Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Other Processed Food Container Demand by Material, 2007 - 2022

          3. Table | Container Demand in Select Processed Food Markets: Drivers & Restraints

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Food Container Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | US Food Container Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 6-2 | Food Containers: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 6-3 | Food Containers: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 6-4 | Food Containers: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 6-5 | Food Containers: Co-Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 6-6 | Food Containers: Co-Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      4. 6.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 6.5 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Competitive Strategies

      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 6.7 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Industry Codes Related to Food Containers

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 7.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      6. 7.6 Definitions

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      7. 7.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations

      8. 7.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 7.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.8.4 Food Outlook

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          1. Table | Food Shipments by Market, 2007 - 2022

        5. 7.8.5 Packaging Industry Overview

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          1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        6. 7.8.6 Retail Sales Outlook

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          1. Table | Retail Sales, 2007 - 2022

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