Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging

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Gains will be driven by improved growth in meat, poultry, and seafood production along with the growing presence of smaller sized and single portion items, and products that are further processed for convenience of preparation.

US demand to exceed $9.5 billion in 2017

Demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is forecast to exceed $9.5 billion in 2017. Gains will be driven by improved growth in meat, poultry, and seafood production along with the growing presence of smaller sized and single portion items, and products that are further processed for convenience of preparation. Heightened demand for single portion and other smaller sized products will reflect the significant level of one and two person households in the US, as well as efforts among processors and retailers to hold down selling prices of beef in the face of escalating prices. Products that are further processed generally employ more packaging relative to their volume than larger unprocessed items.

The significant shift to case-ready packaging among grocery retailers as a means to reduce labor costs will also drive value gains, as case-ready formats typically utilize more costly trays and high barrier films. Additional underlying growth factors will be the importance of packaging in the merchandising of protein products, and the need for packaging designed to provide longer shelf life and user friendliness in terms of resealability and storage.

Pouches & high barrier film to outpace rigid packaging

Flexible packaging demand growth will outpace that of rigid packaging as a result of solid prospects for pouches and high barrier film. Advances for pouches will be driven by heightened demand for single portion fresh, frozen, and processed products in vacuum pouches, with stand-up pouches continuing to supplant bags in frozen meat, poultry, and seafood applications due to their good aesthetics, ability to stand upright, and large front panels, all of which provide merchandising advantages. The large package size requirements of club stores will also be stimulants for value growth. Gains for high barrier film will be based on the prevalence of vacuum packaging and modified atmosphere packaging with fresh and processed meats, since the efficacy of these packaging technologies generally depends on barrier films.

Among rigid packaging products, plastic containers and trays will see the fastest growth. Demand for plastic containers will be supported by the expanding presence of prepared meat and poultry items in supermarkets, warehouse clubs, and other retail sites. Tray demand will be helped by a shift in the product mix toward larger and more expensive foam and rigid plastic trays as a result of the increasing share of case-ready meats and the expanded presence of processed ready-to-cook meat, poultry, and seafood products. However, plastic containers and trays will face increased competition from flexible packaging, which offers sustainability benefits via reduced material use, and significantly lower shipping costs than rigid containers.

Ready-to-eat market to be fastest growing segment

The ready-to-eat market will log the fastest increases, driven by the growing range of prepared foods in the retail sector. Demand in the fresh and frozen market will be supported by the rising presence of case-ready and modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh meat, poultry, and seafood. In the processed market, demand will be aided by product development efforts toward higher margin items offering convenience (e.g., precooked bacon, fully cooked ground meat, and products that can be cooked in their packaging) as well as a wider variety of flavors.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the US meat packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by technology (e.g., case-ready, modified atmosphere packaging), raw material (e.g., plastic, paper, metal), product (rigid packaging, flexible packaging, packaging accessories), application (meat, poultry, seafood) and market (fresh and frozen, processed, ready-to-eat). The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 33 US industry players.

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  1. Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $123.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $126.00

      1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,066.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $142.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic & Household Trends

        $167.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

        $115.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Food Industry Overview

        $114.00

        1. Table | FOOD SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Industry Overview

        $565.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD CONSUMPTION (million pounds)

        2. 3.6.1 Meat

          $189.00

          1. Table | MEAT SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        3. 3.6.2 Poultry

          $109.00

          1. Table | POULTRY SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

        4. 3.6.3 Seafood

          $113.00

          1. Table | SEAFOOD SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 3.7 Packaging Industry Overview

        $261.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.7.1 Paper

          $82.00

        3. 3.7.2 Plastic

          $82.00

        4. 3.7.3 Metal

          $82.00

        5. 3.7.4 Glass & Wood

          $82.00

      8. 3.8 Regulatory & Related Issues

        $205.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $271.00

        1. Table | PRICES FOR SELECTED MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (cents per unit)

      10. 3.10 International Activity

        $143.00

    4. 4 TECHNOLOGY & RAW MATERIALS

      $1,782.00

      1. 4.1 Technologies

        $1,270.00

        1. 4.1.1 Modified Atmosphere Packaging

          $143.00

          1. Table | MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        2. 4.1.2 Case-Ready

          $319.00

          1. Table | CASE-READY PACKAGING DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 4.1.3 Vacuum Packaging

          $191.00

          1. Table | VACUUM PACKAGING DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        4. 4.1.4 Active & Intelligent Packaging

          $411.00

          1. Table | ACTIVE & INTELLIGENT PACKAGING DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        5. 4.1.5 Retort Packaging

          $150.00

          1. Table | RETORT PACKAGING DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Raw Materials

        $511.00

        1. 4.2.1 Plastic

          $178.00

        2. 4.2.2 Paper

          $136.00

        3. 4.2.3 Metal

          $95.00

        4. 4.2.4 Other Raw Materials

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,141.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $148.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Rigid Packaging

        $1,350.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD RIGID PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Corrugated Boxes

          $239.00

          1. Table | CORRUGATED BOX DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Trays

          $230.00

          1. Table | TRAY DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Folding Cartons

          $144.00

          1. Table | FOLDING CARTON DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Metal Cans

          $201.00

          1. Table | METAL CAN DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Plastic Containers

          $214.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        7. 5.2.6 Paperboard Sleeves

          $105.00

          1. Table | PAPERBOARD SLEEVE DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        8. 5.2.7 Other Rigid Packaging

          $110.00

          1. Table | OTHER RIGID CONTAINER DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Flexible Packaging

        $1,141.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Plastic Film

          $390.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Bags

          $308.00

          1. Table | BAG DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Pouches

          $252.00

          1. Table | POUCH DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.4 Paper & Foil

          $94.00

          1. Table | PAPER & FOIL DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Packaging Accessories

        $501.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 Labels

          $331.00

          1. Table | LABEL DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Other Packaging Accessories

          $141.00

          1. Table | OTHER PACKAGING ACCESSORIES DEMAND IN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING (million dollars)

    6. 6 APPLICATIONS & MARKETS

      $2,599.00

      1. 6.1 Applications

        $1,461.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million dollars)

        2. 6.1.1 Meat

          $495.00

          1. Table | MEAT PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.1.2 Poultry

          $481.00

          1. Table | POULTRY PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

        4. 6.1.3 Seafood

          $367.00

          1. Table | SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Markets

        $1,138.00

        1. Table | MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Fresh & Frozen

          $387.00

          1. Table | FRESH & FROZEN MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Processed

          $403.00

          1. Table | PROCESSED MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Ready-to-Eat

          $236.00

          1. Table | READY-TO-EAT MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,460.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $154.00

        1. Table | US MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $316.00

      3. 7.3 Industry Restructuring

        $178.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Competitive Strategies

        $141.00

      5. 7.5 Manufacturing

        $154.00

      6. 7.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $122.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $133.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 7.8 Company Profiles

        $3,118.00

        1. 7.8.1 AEP Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Anchor Packaging Incorporated

          $83.00

        3. 7.8.3 Ardagh Group SA

          $82.00

        4. 7.8.4 Ball Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 7.8.5 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $214.00

        6. 7.8.6 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $185.00

        7. 7.8.7 Bomarko Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.8.8 Crown Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 7.8.9 Dow Chemical Company

          $102.00

        10. 7.8.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $123.00

        11. 7.8.11 Eastman Chemical Company

          $82.00

        12. 7.8.12 Exopack Holding Corporation

          $89.00

        13. 7.8.13 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 7.8.14 Graphic Packaging Holding Company

          $98.00

        15. 7.8.15 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.8.16 InterFlex Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 7.8.17 International Paper Company

          $126.00

        18. 7.8.18 Klöckner Pentaplast Group

          $82.00

        19. 7.8.19 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $103.00

        20. 7.8.20 Leucadia National Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 7.8.21 MeadWestvaco Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 7.8.22 Mondi Group

          $82.00

        23. 7.8.23 Packaging Corporation of America

          $82.00

        24. 7.8.24 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $82.00

        25. 7.8.25 Printpack Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.8.26 Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

          $148.00

        27. 7.8.27 Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.8.28 Rock-Tenn Company

          $132.00

        29. 7.8.29 Sealed Air Corporation

          $284.00

        30. 7.8.30 Silgan Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 7.8.31 Sonoco Products Company

          $82.00

        32. 7.8.32 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 7.8.33 Vector Packaging Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 7.8.34 Wihuri Oy

          $100.00

      9. 7.9 Other Companies in the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Industry

        $143.00

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