US demand for snack food packaging will slightly outpace expected growth in snack product shipments, Gains will reflect a trend toward smaller package sizes and greater use of higher value and unique packaging. The best opportunities will be found in nutrition bars, savory snacks and nuts and dried fruit applications.
This study analyzes the $4.7 billion US snack food packaging industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000 and 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by application (e.g., candy and confections, baker snacks, savory snacks, snack nuts and dried fruit), by product (e.g., bags, pouches, wrap, boxes, plastic containers, metal containers, composite cans, plastic trays, glass jars), and by raw material.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure and company market share, and profiles major competitors including Sonoco Products, Printpack, Alcan, Bemis and Bryce.