Foodservice Disposables

Growth will be driven by increased purchases of disposables by foodservice establishments, reflecting an improved outlook for consumer spending, which will drive greater frequency of restaurant visits.

US demand to rise 3.6% annually through 2017

US demand for foodservice disposables is forecast to climb 3.6 percent per year to $19.7 billion in 2017. Growth will be driven by increased purchases of disposables by foodservice establishments, reflecting an improved outlook for consumer spending, which will drive greater frequency of restaurant visits. Other factors driving growth of away-from-home food expenditures include rising interest in international cuisines, the growing popularity of snacking as an alternative to traditional meals, and expanded marketing activity in terms of discounts and loyalty reward programs. Overall growth in value will be held back by more moderate material price increases relative to the previous period.

Packaging products to be fastest growing types

Packaging products will achieve the fastest gains through 2017, with demand expected to outpace all other product catagories and rise at an above average annual rate. Growth will be driven by revenue increases in the limited service segment, which accounts for over half of restaurant revenues but generates a much higher share of foodservice disposables demand. Expanding menu options in limited service restaurants, longer hours to incorporate breakfast and snacking beyond traditional meal times, and ongoing development of new restaurant concepts will also bode well for related packaging. The popularity of takeout food from full service restaurants and widening prepared food options from retail stores will also fuel packaging demand. Products that maintain freshness and enhance the visual appeal of prepared foods will experience solid opportunities in the retail market.

Serviceware to be supported by favorable market trends

Demand for serviceware -- which includes cups, dinnerware, utensils, and other products -- is forecast to increase at the second fastest annual rate through 2017. Below average value gains will result from a moderation in material prices along with growing competition from Asian imports in some segments. Nonetheless, prospects will be supported by a favorable outlook for limited service restaurant and retail establishment foodservice revenue growth, along with steady demand in the institutional and other markets. Also supporting gains will be the increased focus on gourmet coffee and specialty cold drinks by quick service restaurants and convenience stores and increased catering activity by restaurants. Robust advances are anticipated for degradable or compostable packaging and serviceware from a relatively small base, the result of the heightened prominence of environmental concerns, efforts by foodservice establishments to differentiate themselves, and growing local bans on foamed polystyrene disposables.

Study Focus

This study analyzes the $16.5 billion US foodservice disposables industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., packaging containers, lids and domes, wraps, bags, cups, dinnerware, utensils, napkins, moist towelettes) and market (e.g., eating and drinking places, retail and vending machines, institutional, lodging and hospitality, sports and recreation).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Dart Container, Pactiv and Georgia-Pacific.

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  1. Foodservice Disposables

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $113.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $121.00

      1. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,597.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $85.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $168.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $116.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Retail Sales Outlook

        $161.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Consumer Food Expenditure Trends

        $104.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER FOOD EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      7. 3.7 Foodservice Industry Outlook

        $609.00

        1. Table | FOODSERVICE REVENUES BY ESTABLISHMENT TYPE (billion dollars)

        2. 3.7.1 Eating & Drinking Places

          $381.00

          1. Table | LIMITED SERVICE RESTAURANT REVENUES BY TYPE (billion dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER EATING & DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT REVENUES BY TYPE

        3. 3.7.2 Other Foodservice Establishments

          $137.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE ESTABLISHMENT REVENUES BY TYPE (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 Raw Materials

        $388.00

        1. Table | RAW MATERIAL DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million pounds)

        2. 3.8.1 Paper & Paperboard

          $119.00

        3. 3.8.2 Plastic

          $196.00

        4. 3.8.3 Aluminum

          $82.00

      9. 3.9 Price Trends

        $191.00

        1. Table | SELECTED FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES PRICES (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 Environmental Issues

        $234.00

      11. 3.11 Degradable Materials

        $143.00

      12. 3.12 Regulatory Issues

        $90.00

      13. 3.13 International Activity & Foreign Trade

        $152.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $4,365.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $143.00

        1. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Packaging

        $2,164.00

        1. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Containers

          $1,203.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLE CONTAINER DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | PAPERBOARD BOX & CARTON DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

          3. Table | CLAMSHELL CONTAINER DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE CONTAINER DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Lids & Domes

          $275.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE LID & DOME DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.3 Wraps

          $198.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE WRAP DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.2.4 Bags

          $222.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE BAG DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 4.2.5 Other Packaging

          $117.00

          1. Table | OTHER FOODSERVICE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Serviceware

        $1,744.00

        1. Table | SERVICEWARE DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Cups

          $876.00

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

          2. Table | BEVERAGE CUP DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

          3. Table | FOODSERVICE PORTION CUP DEMAND

        3. 4.3.2 Dinnerware

          $278.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE DINNERWARE DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Utensils

          $246.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE UTENSILS DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.4 Other Serviceware

          $277.00

          1. Table | OTHER SERVICEWARE DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Napkins & Other Disposables

        $313.00

        1. Table | NAPKINS & OTHER DISPOSABLES DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Napkins

          $131.00

          1. Table | NAPKIN DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Moist Towelettes

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOIST TOWELETTE DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE APPLICATIONS (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 All Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $2,357.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $171.00

        1. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Eating & Drinking Places

        $1,210.00

        1. Table | EATING & DRINKING PLACES MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Limited Service Restaurants

          $826.00

          1. Table | LIMITED SERVICE RESTAURANT MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

          2. Table | QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

          3. Table | COFFEE & SNACK SHOP MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

          4. Table | FAST CASUAL RESTAURANT MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

          5. Table | BUFFET & CAFETERIA MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Other Eating & Drinking Places

          $296.00

          1. Table | OTHER EATING & DRINKING PLACES MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Retail & Vending Machines

        $279.00

        1. Table | RETAIL & VENDING MACHINE MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Institutional

        $276.00

        1. Table | INSTITUTIONAL MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Lodging & Hospitality

        $167.00

        1. Table | LODGING & HOSPITALITY MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

      6. 5.6 Sports & Recreation

        $134.00

        1. Table | SPORTS & RECREATION MARKET FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

      7. 5.7 Other Markets

        $120.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million dollars)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,304.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | US FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $356.00

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $194.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

        $163.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $129.00

      6. 6.6 Company Profiles

        $4,104.00

        1. 6.6.1 Airlite Plastics Company

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 Anchor Packaging Incorporated

          $142.00

        3. 6.6.3 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 6.6.4 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $105.00

        5. 6.6.5 Burrows Paper Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 6.6.6 Cascades Incorporated

          $153.00

        7. 6.6.7 D&W Fine Pack LLC

          $231.00

        8. 6.6.8 Dart Container Corporation

          $328.00

        9. 6.6.9 Duro Bag Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        10. 6.6.10 Fabri-Kal Corporation

          $110.00

        11. 6.6.11 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $82.00

        12. 6.6.12 Hindalco Industries Limited

          $97.00

        13. 6.6.13 Hoffmaster Group Incorporated

          $101.00

        14. 6.6.14 Huhtamaki Oyj

          $183.00

        15. 6.6.15 Inline Plastics Corporation

          $87.00

        16. 6.6.16 International Paper Company

          $146.00

        17. 6.6.17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation

          $82.00

        18. 6.6.18 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $168.00

        19. 6.6.19 Letica Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 6.6.20 Menasha Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 6.6.21 New WinCup Holdings Incorporated

          $98.00

        22. 6.6.22 Packaging Dynamics Corporation

          $141.00

        23. 6.6.23 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $165.00

        24. 6.6.24 Placon Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 6.6.25 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $246.00

        26. 6.6.26 Rock-Tenn Company

          $183.00

        27. 6.6.27 Sabert Corporation

          $85.00

        28. 6.6.28 Sealed Air Corporation

          $82.00

        29. 6.6.29 Seda International Packaging Group SpA

          $82.00

        30. 6.6.30 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        31. 6.6.31 Southern Champion Tray LP

          $95.00

        32. 6.6.32 Stephen (Douglas) Plastics Incorporated

          $104.00

        33. 6.6.33 Svenska Cellulosa AB

          $82.00

        34. 6.6.34 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        35. 6.6.35 Waddington Group Incorporated

          $287.00

      7. 6.7 Additional Companies in Foodservice Disposables

        $222.00

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