Pouches

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Convenience, Snacking, and Lightweighting Drive Growth in Pouches Market

Pouches in the US, 8th Edition

Growth will be driven by the conversion from rigid containers and the popularity of smaller packages for convenience and portion control. Stand-up pouches will experience faster growth, while flat pouches will maintain their advantage in unit terms.

Key Findings in the Pouches Study:

Pouches Continue to Meet Needs of Brand Owners and Consumers

Pouches offer space for product differentiation and use less material than rigid containers. Pouches have made huge strides from their initial uses for fruit juices and potato chips. In addition to being used in a growing number of food applications such as cheese, nuts, and dried fruit, pouches have experienced healthy growth in consumer goods such as detergent pods and cleaning wipes. Pouches often simplify product handling and storage, as they are lighter and occupy less shelf space.

Convenience Features Will Increase Versatility of Pouches and Expand Applications

Value-added features such as resealability, spouts, and handles allow more products to transition to pouches. Stick pouches can provide a single serving and minimize mess and waste from larger containers. Reclosable sliding zippers for vegetables, cheese, and snacks maintain freshness and help consumers with limited dexterity open and close packaging more easily.

Snacking Trend Boosts Demand for Single-Portion Pouches

Consumers are striving for convenient eating. Frequent, small meals throughout the day are disrupting the traditional three meals at designated times. Single-portion packages and attractive, resealable, and easily disposable pouches facilitate trends toward smaller meals. Increasingly, that means snacks high in protein, low in sodium, ethically sourced, and lightly processed, but also single-portion sizes of all snacks. Smaller pouches for nuts and dried fruit, nutrition bars, and mix-in protein powders facilitate the healthy eating trend and stand to support growth through 2022.

Sustainability Targets Bode Well for Pouch Demand

Firms are making ambitious sustainability targets part of their business goals, and reducing the volume of materials used in packaging supports progress toward those targets, by lowering transportation costs. Innovation in packaging and film technology has made it possible to deliver qualities such as clarity, barrier protection, and stiffness while reducing material input.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by pouch type (pillow, four-side seal, three-side seal, stand-up), food and beverage markets (beverages; candy & snacks; cheese; fresh produce; meat, poultry, & seafood; pet food; processed foods); and nonfood markets (consumer products; industrial and other; and medical & pharmaceutical), and pouch feature (aseptic, resealable, retort, shaped, spouted, stick, vacuum). The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry competitors including Amcor, Bemis, Printpack, ProAmpac, Sealed Air, Sonoco, and Transcontinental.

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Purchase Pouches by the Section

  1. Pouches

    $5,500.00

    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $180.00

      1. Figure 1-1 | US Pouch Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

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

      2. 2.2 Packaging Industry Key Trends

        $400.00

        1. 2.2.1 Overview

          $82.00

        2. 2.2.2 Convenience

          $82.00

        3. 2.2.3 Sustainability

          $82.00

        4. 2.2.4 Product Differentiation

          $82.00

        5. 2.2.5 Technology

          $131.00

      3. 2.3 Pouch Markets: Food & Beverage Versus Nonfood

        $99.00

        1. Table | Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      4. 2.4 Production Methods

        $209.00

        1. 2.4.1 Form/Fill/Seal

          $82.00

        2. 2.4.2 Preformed

          $153.00

          1. Table | Pouch Demand by Production Method, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Pricing Outlook

        $155.00

        1. Table | Pouch Prices by Product, 2007 - 2022

      6. 2.6 Technology Trends

        $447.00

        1. 2.6.1 Pouch Film Innovation

          $262.00

        2. 2.6.2 Machinery & Production Development

          $184.00

      7. 2.7 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

        $295.00

        1. 2.7.1 Food & Pharmaceutical Packaging

          $118.00

        2. 2.7.2 Life Cycle Considerations

          $175.00

    3. 3 PRODUCTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Pouch Products

      2. 3.2 Pouch Definition & Scope

        $98.00

      3. 3.3 Pouch Product Types

        $143.00

        1. Table | Pouch Demand by Product Type, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 3-2 | Pouch Demand Share by Product Type, 2007 - 2022

      4. 3.4 Flat Pouches

        $638.00

        1. 3.4.1 Demand Forecast

          $125.00

          1. Table | Flat Pouch Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Flat Pouches: Characteristics & Demand by Market & Type

        2. 3.4.2 Pillow

          $147.00

          1. Table | Pillow Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-4 | Pillow Pouches: Applications

        3. 3.4.3 Four-Side Seal

          $196.00

          1. Table | Four-Side Seal Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-5 | Four-Side Seal Pouches: Applications

        4. 3.4.4 Three-Side Seal

          $170.00

          1. Table | Three-Side Seal Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-6 | Three-Side Seal Pouches: Applications

      5. 3.5 Stand-Up Pouches

        $333.00

        1. 3.5.1 Demand Forecast

          $86.00

        2. 3.5.2 Demand by Market

          $246.00

          1. Table | Stand-Up Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-7 | Stand-Up Pouches: Characteristics, Applications, & Advantages

      6. 3.6 Product Features

        $1,465.00

        1. 3.6.1 Types & Market Penetration

          $114.00

          1. Figure 3-8 | Pouch Feature Penetration Rates, 2007 - 2022

        2. 3.6.2 Resealable Pouches

          $260.00

          1. Figure 3-9 | Resealable Pouches: Closure Examples

          2. Table | Resealable Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.6.3 Vacuum Pouches

          $185.00

          1. Figure 3-10 | Vacuum Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Vacuum Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. 3.6.4 Retort Pouches

          $165.00

          1. Figure 3-11 | Retort Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Retort Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        5. 3.6.5 Spouted Pouches

          $217.00

          1. Figure 3-12 | Spouted Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Spouted Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        6. 3.6.6 Shaped Pouches

          $193.00

          1. Figure 3-13 | Shaped Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Shaped Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        7. 3.6.7 Stick Pouches

          $155.00

          1. Figure 3-14 | Stick Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Stick Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        8. 3.6.8 Aseptic Pouches

          $174.00

          1. Figure 3-15 | Aseptic Pouches: Product Examples

          2. Table | Aseptic Pouch Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

    4. 4 FOOD & BEVERAGE MARKETS

      $3,554.00

      1. 4.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 4-1 | Pouches: Key Food & Beverage Market Trends

      2. 4.2 Food & Beverage Pouches: Demand Outlook

        $182.00

        1. Table | Food & Beverage Pouch Demand by Application, 2007 - 2022

        2. Table | Major Food & Beverage Pouch Markets by Expected Growth Rate, 2017 - 2022

      3. 4.3 Candy & Snack Foods

        $954.00

        1. 4.3.1 Candy & Snack Foods: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.3.2 Candy & Snack Foods: Pouch Demand

          $159.00

          1. Table | Candy & Snack Food Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.3.3 Savory Snacks

          $170.00

          1. Table | Savory Snack Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.3.4 Candy & Confections

          $167.00

          1. Table | Candy & Confection Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        5. 4.3.5 Bakery Snacks

          $136.00

          1. Table | Bakery Snacks Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        6. 4.3.6 Nuts & Dried Fruit

          $174.00

          1. Table | Nut & Dried Fruit Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        7. 4.3.7 Other Snacks

          $135.00

          1. Table | Other Snack Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

      4. 4.4 Processed Foods

        $1,003.00

        1. 4.4.1 Processed Foods: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.4.2 Processed Foods: Pouch Demand

          $141.00

          1. Table | Processed Food Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.4.3 Dry Foods

          $216.00

          1. Table | Dry Food Market for Pouches by Type & Product, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.4.4 Frozen Foods

          $180.00

          1. Table | Frozen Food Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        5. 4.4.5 Sauces & Condiments

          $190.00

          1. Table | Sauce & Condiment Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        6. 4.4.6 Other Processed Foods

          $265.00

          1. Table | Other Processed Food Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

      5. 4.5 Fresh Produce

        $140.00

        1. 4.5.1 Fresh Produce: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.5.2 Fresh Produce: Pouch Demand

          $132.00

          1. Table | Fresh Produce Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

      6. 4.6 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood

        $208.00

        1. 4.6.1 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.6.2 Meat, Poultry, & Seafood: Pouch Demand

          $195.00

          1. Table | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

      7. 4.7 Pet Food

        $163.00

        1. 4.7.1 Pet Food: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.7.2 Pet Food: Pouch Demand

          $156.00

          1. Table | Pet Food & Treat Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

      8. 4.8 Beverages

        $543.00

        1. 4.8.1 Beverages: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.8.2 Beverages: Pouch Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | Beverage Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.8.3 Juices & Fruit Drinks

          $139.00

          1. Table | Juice & Fruit Drink Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.8.4 Other Beverages

          $274.00

          1. Table | Other Beverage Markets for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

      9. 4.9 Cheese

        $170.00

        1. 4.9.1 Cheese: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.9.2 Cheese: Pouch Demand

          $161.00

          1. Table | Cheese Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

      10. 4.10 Other Foods

        $151.00

        1. 4.10.1 Other Foods: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 4.10.2 Other Foods: Pouch Demand

          $138.00

          1. Table | Other Food Markets for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

    5. 5 NONFOOD MARKETS

      $1,298.00

      1. 5.1 Key Findings

        $82.00

        1. Figure 5-1 | Pouches: Key Nonfood Market Trends

      2. 5.2 Nonfood Pouches: Demand Outlook

        $147.00

        1. Table | Nonfood Pouch Demand by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

      3. 5.3 Medical & Pharmaceutical

        $477.00

        1. 5.3.1 Medical & Pharmaceutical: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 5.3.2 Medical & Pharmaceutical: Pouch Demand

          $143.00

          1. Table | Medical & Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.3.3 Pharmaceuticals

          $174.00

          1. Table | Pharmaceutical Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

        4. 5.3.4 Medical Supplies & Instruments

          $139.00

          1. Table | Medical Supplies & Instruments Market for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

      4. 5.4 Consumer Products

        $445.00

        1. 5.4.1 Consumer Products: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 Consumer Products: Pouch Demand

          $115.00

          1. Table | Consumer Product Market for Pouches by Type & Application, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.4.3 Lawn & Garden Products

          $82.00

        4. 5.4.4 Soaps & Cleaning Products

          $82.00

        5. 5.4.5 Wipes

          $82.00

        6. 5.4.6 Other Consumer Products

          $89.00

      5. 5.5 Industrial & Other Markets

        $187.00

        1. 5.5.1 Industrial & Other Markets: Scope

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Industrial & Other Markets: Pouch Demand

          $175.00

          1. Table | Industrial & Other Markets for Pouches, 2007 - 2022

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,825.00

      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

        $175.00

        1. Table | US Merchant Pouch Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Merchant Versus Captive

        $170.00

        1. Table | Pouch Demand by Producer Type, 2007 - 2022

      3. 6.3 Market Share

        $695.00

        1. Figure 6-1 | US Merchant Pouch Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 6-2 | Pouches: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 6-3|Pouches: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 6-4|Pouches: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 6-5 | Pouches: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 6-6 | Pouches: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. Figure 6-7 | Pouches: Sixth Leading Supplier

        8. Figure 6-8 | Pouches: Seventh Leading Supplier

      4. 6.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $251.00

        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 6.5 Competitive Strategies

        $104.00

        1. Table | Competitive Strategies

      6. 6.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $256.00

      7. 6.7 List of Industry Participants

        $1,173.00

    7. 7 APPENDIX

      $3,196.00

      1. 7.1 Scope

        $183.00

        1. Table | Industry Codes Related to Pouches

      2. 7.2 Definitions

        $194.00

      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

        $82.00

        1. Table | Abbreviations

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

        $1,526.00

      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Sources

        $82.00

      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

        $1,006.00

        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

          $173.00

          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

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

        2. 7.9.2 Demographic Trends

          $179.00

          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

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

        3. 7.9.3 Consumer Spending

          $133.00

          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.9.4 Food Outlook

          $114.00

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

        5. 7.9.5 Packaging Industry Overview

          $82.00

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

        6. 7.9.6 Retail Sales Outlook

          $318.00

          1. Table | Retail Sales, 2007 - 2022

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