Retail Bags

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This study analyzes retail bags, which are bags that are dispensed at the point of sale for consumers to carry their purchases from the store. Retail bags are also known as, or include the following:

  • carrier bags
  • carryout bags
  • die-cut handle bags
  • fast food bags
  • grocer bags
  • merchandise bags
  • paper sacks
  • promotional bags
  • reusable shopping bags
  • soft loop handle bags
  • thank you bags
  • t-shirt bags
  • wave-top bags

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Retail Bags

Bags included in this study are only those sold specifically as shopping bags. Excluded from the scope of this study are:

  • bag stock
  • bakery bags
  • beach or pool bags
  • book bags
  • can liners
  • deli bags
  • dry-cleaning garment bags
  • duffel bags
  • food storage bags
  • general purpose totes
  • gift bags
  • insulated cooler bags
  • kitchen bags
  • messenger bags
  • newspaper bags
  • packaging
  • party bags
  • pharmacy bags
  • produce bags
  • tote bags
  • trash bags
  • travel bags

Also excluded are any other bags used for packing, storing, disposing, or protecting merchandise or that are used for any function other than handling merchandise.

Retail bags may be made of coated or uncoated paper; natural fibers like cotton, jute or hemp; or a variety of plastics including:

  • co-extruded plastics
  • high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
  • recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET)
  • synthetic fibers such as nylon or polyester
  • woven and non-woven polypropylene (PP)

Market segments include grocery, foodservice, and other retail, which includes but is not limited to:

  • big-box stores
  • convenience stores
  • department stores
  • discount stores
  • drug stores
  • gas stations
  • grocery stores
  • liquor stores
  • outlet stores
  • pharmacies
  • quick service dining establishments
  • restaurants
  • specialty shops and stores
  • supermarkets

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  1. Retail Bags

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Retail Bag Market

    2. 2 Factors Impacting Retail Bag Usage

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      1. 2.1 Retail Bags Scope & Definition

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Retail Bags Scope & Product Examples

      2. 2.2 Retail Sales Trends & the Impact of E-Commerce

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      3. 2.3 Consumer Attitudes

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        1. 2.3.1 Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging

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          1. Table | Packaging Features: Consumer Opinions on Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2018

        2. 2.3.2 Consumer Attitudes About Recycling & Environmental Responsibility

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          1. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility by Gender, 2018

        3. 2.3.3 Consumer Attitudes on Recycling Packaging & Bags

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          1. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Recycling & Sustainable Packaging by Gender & Age Group, 2018

        4. 2.3.4 Re-Use of Bags for Non-Shopping Purposes

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      4. 2.4 Sustainability Options

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        1. 2.4.1 Strategies for Achieving Sustainability

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        2. 2.4.2 Recycling & Recycled Content

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        3. 2.4.3 Composting/Biodegradability

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        4. 2.4.4 Bag Reusability

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      5. 2.5 The Litter Problem

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      6. 2.6 Regulatory Impact

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        1. 2.6.1 Summary & Future Direction

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        2. 2.6.2 Bans

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          1. Figure 2-2 | Single-Use Plastic Bag Bans in Cities with Populations Greater Than 100,000 by Gauge, 2010 – 2021

        3. 2.6.3 Taxes & Fees

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          1. Figure 2-3 | Bag Taxes & Fees in Cities with Populations Greater Than 100,000 by Material, 2010 – 2020

        4. 2.6.4 Preemptions

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          1. Figure 2-4 | Ban Preemptions in States, 2015 – 2020

        5. 2.6.5 State Trends

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          1. Table | State Bag Regulations by Year Implemented & Type

          2. Figure 2-5 | Retail Bag Regulations by State, 2019

        6. 2.6.6 Local Trends

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          1. Figure 2-6 | Municipalities Enacting Bans by State, 2019

      7. 2.7 Retailer Trends

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    3. 3 Supply & Demand Overview

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Retail Bags Supply & Demand Overview

      2. 3.2 Demand Trends & Forecast

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        1. 3.2.1 Single-Use vs. Reusable Bags

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          1. Table | Retail Bag Demand: Single-Use & Reusable, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-2 | Retail Bag Demand Share: Single-Use vs. Reusable, 2008 - 2023

        2. 3.2.2 Single-Use Bags

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        3. 3.2.3 Reusable Bags

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      3. 3.3 Markets

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Retail Bag Demand by Market, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 3-3 | Retail Bag Demand Share by Market, 2008 - 2023

        2. 3.3.2 Grocery Stores

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          1. Table | Grocery Store Bag Demand by Type, 2008 – 2028

          2. Figure 3-4 | Grocery Store Retail Bags: Product Examples

        3. 3.3.3 Foodservice

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          1. Table | Foodservice Bag Demand by Type, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 3-5 | Foodservice Retail Bags: Product Examples

        4. 3.3.4 Other Retail Markets

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          1. Table | Demand for Retail Bags in Other Markets by Type, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 3-6 | Other Retail Bags: Product Examples

      4. 3.4 Demand by Material (Plastic, Paper, Natural Fabric)

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        1. Table | Retail Bag Demand by Material, 2008 – 2028

      5. 3.5 Production & Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | Retail Bag Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2028

    4. 4 Plastic Bags

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Plastic Retail Bags: Key Trends

        2. Figure 4-2 | Plastic Bags: Product Examples

      2. 4.2 Demand Trends & Forecast

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        1. Table | Plastic Retail Bag Demand by Single-Use vs. Reusable, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-3 | Plastic Bag Demand Share: Single-Use vs. Reusable, 2008 - 2023

      3. 4.3 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Plastic Retail Bag Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2028

      4. 4.4 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Plastic Retail Bag Demand by Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-4 | Plastic Retail Bag Demand Share by Market, 2008 - 2023

      5. 4.5 Resins

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        1. 4.5.1 Demand by Resin

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          1. Table | Plastic Retail Bag Demand by Resin, 2008 - 2028

        2. 4.5.2 Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, Co-Extruded)

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          1. Table | Polyethylene Retail Bag Demand by Resin, 2008 - 2028

        3. 4.5.3 Other (PP, rPET, Synthetic Fabrics, Bioplastics)

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          1. Table | Other Plastic Retail Bag Demand by Resin, 2008 - 2028

      6. 4.6 Polyethylene Bag Demand by Gauge

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        1. Table | Polyethylene Retail Bag Demand by Gauge, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 4-5 | Statewide Bans on Polyethylene Bags by Gauge, 2018

      7. 4.7 Leading Suppliers

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        1. Figure 4-6 | Plastic Bag Market Share by Company, 2018

    5. 5 Paper Bags

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Paper Retail Bags: Key Trends

        2. Figure 5-2 | Paper Bags: Product Examples

      2. 5.2 Demand Trends & Forecast

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        1. Table | Paper Retail Bag Demand by Market, 2008 - 2028

        2. Figure 5-3 | Single-Use Paper Bag Fees or Taxes in Cities with Populations Greater Than 100,000, 2010 - 2019

      3. 5.3 Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Paper Retail Bag Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2028

      4. 5.4 Demand by Market

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      5. 5.5 Leading Suppliers

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        1. Figure 5-4 | Paper Bag Market Share by Company, 2018

    6. 6 Reusable Bags

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Reusable Retail Bags: Key Trends

      2. 6.2 Demand Trends & Forecast

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        1. Table | Reusable Retail Bag Demand by Material, 2008 - 2028

      3. 6.3 Polypropylene (Woven & Nonwoven)

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        1. Figure 6-2 | Reusable Polypropylene Bags: Woven vs. Nonwoven

      4. 6.4 Polyethylene

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        1. Figure 6-3 | Reusable Polyethylene Bag Examples

      5. 6.5 Other Plastics (rPET, Nylon, Polyester)

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Other Reusable Retail Plastic Bag Examples: rPET & Nylon

      6. 6.6 Natural Fabrics (Cotton, Jute, Linen, & Hemp)

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        1. Figure 6-5 | Natural Fabric Reusable Retail Bag Examples: Cotton & Hemp

    7. 7 Competitive Analysis

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      1. 7.1 Industry Composition

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      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Retail Bag Market Share by Company, 2018

        2. Figure 7-2 | Retail Bag Market: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 7-3 | Retail Bag Market: Co-Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 7-4 | Retail Bag Market: Co-Second Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 7-5 | Retail Bag Market: Co-Second Leading Supplier

        6. Figure 7-6 | Retail Bag Market: Co-Second Leading Supplier

      3. 7.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Mergers & Acquisitions

      4. 7.4 New Product Development

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      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

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      6. 7.6 List of Industry Participants

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        1. Table | Selected Retail Bag Industry Participants

    8. 8 Appendix

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      1. 8.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        3. Figure 8-1 | Retail Bags

      2. 8.2 Definitions

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      3. 8.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 8.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 8.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 8.6 Sources

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      7. 8.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 8.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 8.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 8.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 8-2 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 8.9.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 - 2028

          2. Figure 8-3 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 - 2018

        3. 8.9.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2008 - 2028

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