Spices, Dry Mixes, & Extracts Packaging

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Packaging

The scope of this report includes packaging for spices, herbs, seasonings, dry mixes, salt, extracts, and food coloring. These items are generally sold in a dedicated section of retail store but are also used by foodservice establishments.

Specific applications covered in this report include:

  • dip and dressing mixes, including mixes to make salad dressings and savory dips
  • dry seasoning mixes, which are blends of spices, herbs and other food products that are used to prepare a specific dish, such as tacos
  • flavoring extracts and food colors, including emulsions, liquid flavors, pastes, and gels
  • salt and seasoned salt (a blend that is predominantly salt with other added spices or seasonings), including salt substitutes
  • other dry mixes, including:
    • sauce mixes, used to make cheese sauces, ethnic sauces, gravy and other savory sauces
    • spices and herbs, such as black pepper, turmeric, thyme, and spice blends

Excluded from this study are a variety of products including:

  • synthetic food colors
  • bulk salt, dry mixes, extracts, and spices used in food manufacturing
  • salt for other consumer, agricultural, or industrial applications
  • dry mixes used to make sweet foods such as cakes, cookies, frosting, or pudding
  • corrugated boxes and protective packaging used specifically for shipping purposes as opposed to product packaging

Specific packaging products used for spices, dry mixes, and extracts are:

  • bottles and jars
  • pouches and bags
  • boxes and cartons
  • canisters
  • other packaging such as tubs and pails

Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented for demand for spice packaging by value in current dollars (including inflation); demand data by market is presented in current dollars. “Demand” (or sales) is defined as all shipments from US plants, plus imports minus exports.

Packaging

Demand by Packaging Format (Rigid vs. Flexible)

Packaging for spices, dry mixes, and extracts is forecast to grow 2.4% per year to $1.1 billion in 2025 off of a high 2020 base, when sales of these products spiked as a result of a shift in eating habits at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Growth will be supported by the popularity and variety of spices and other seasoning products offered by retailers, as well as the increasing usage of premium packaging for product differentiation purposes.

Packaging for spices, dry mixes, and extracts is dominated by rigid packaging, although this varies greatly in the individual segments. In many other food categories, rigid packaging has been losing share to flexible due to the latter’s lighter weight and amenability to source reduction. However, due to the ease-of-use of rigid containers – especially important when working in the kitchen – salt, spices and seasonings remains one of the few food categories where flexible packaging will lose slight share to rigid.

Flexible packaging such as pouches and bags are still used to some extent with these products, usually for single-serving items – foodservice salt and pepper packets or recipe mixes in side-seal pouches ­– or for commercial sized foodservice products (bags and liners). Bags and pouches are also used for refill applications (currently almost all by specialty online spice retailers) and this could be a growth opportunity for flexible packaging if trends toward refills take hold as they have in some non-food sectors.

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Materials Trends

Demand by Material

Plastic is the most common material used in the packaging of spices, dry mixes, and extracts due to its prevalence in bottles, pouches, and bags. Plastic bottles benefit from their enhanced performance and lower cost compared to glass and paperboard alternatives, and they will continue to take market share from containers based on other materials going forward. This trend is evident in Morton Salt’s recent move to replace its iconic paper canisters with plastic bottles.

Despite competition from plastics, paper and paperboard packaging will continue to see use where paper pouches or folding cartons are prevalent; glass will continue to be used with specialty spices due to its premium image.

Other materials, mainly metal, will continue to lose share going forward as manufacturers switch to other, less costly options.

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Factors Impacting Packaging Demand

Spice & Seasoning Shipment Trends

Demand for packaging used with spices, dry mixes, and extracts is directly influenced by the demand and production of the products themselves, as well as their target end users. Both the overall levels of spice production and the fluctuating shares of different types of spices, seasonings and mixes – which may require different amounts and types of packaging – have an impact on packaging demand.

US shipments of spices, dry mix, and extracts will increase nearly 1.0% annually to $9.7 billion in 2025, with advances limited by coming off a high 2020 base. However, usage will continue to be supported by an expanding variety of spices, mixes, and seasoning products, including international spices, unique seasoning mixes, and premium salts.

Packaging will benefit as products like spices and herbs increase their share of the overall product mix, as these tend to be the most packaging intensive.

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  1. Spices, Dry Mixes, & Extracts Packaging

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    1. 1 Executive Summary

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Market Outlook

    2. 2 About This Report

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      1. 2.1 Report Details

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      2. 2.2 Study Scope & Product Description

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging: Product Examples

      3. 2.3 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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        1. Table | Annual Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Product, 2019 - 2021

        2. Figure 2-2 | Annual Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand, 2018 - 2022

    3. 3 Overview

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      1. 3.1 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand, 2010 - 2020

        2. Figure 3-1 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand, 2000 - 2020

      2. 3.2 Demand by Packaging Format (Rigid vs. Flexible)

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Packaging Format, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 3-2 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Format, 2010 - 2025

      3. 3.3 Materials Trends

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand by Material

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          1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Material, 2010 - 2025

          2. Figure 3-3 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. 3.3.2 Plastic

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          1. Table | Plastic Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application & Product, 2010 - 2025

          2. Figure 3-4 | Plastic Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

        3. 3.3.3 Paper & Paperboard

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          1. Table | Paper & Paperboard Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application & Product, 2010 - 2025

          2. Figure 3-5 | Paper & Paperboard Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

        4. 3.3.4 Glass

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          1. Table | Glass Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

          2. Figure 3-6 | Glass Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

        5. 3.3.5 Other Materials

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          1. Table | Other Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Material Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

          2. Figure 3-7 | Other Materials Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

      4. 3.4 Factors Impacting Packaging Demand

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        1. 3.4.1 Spice & Seasoning Shipment Trends

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          1. Figure 3-8 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract US Shipments by Application, 2010 - 2025

        2. 3.4.2 Product Innovation & Sustainability Initiatives

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          1. Figure 3-9 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging: Product Innovations

    4. 4 Applications

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      1. 4.1 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-1 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

      2. 4.2 Spices & Herbs

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        1. Table | Spice & Herb Packaging Demand by Product & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-2 | Spice & Herb Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

      3. 4.3 Dry Seasoning Mixes

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        1. Table | Dry Seasoning Mix Packaging Demand by Product & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-3 | Dry Seasoning Mix Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

      4. 4.4 Salt & Seasoned Salt

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        1. Table | Salt & Seasoned Salt Packaging Demand by Product & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-4 | Salt & Seasoned Salt Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

      5. 4.5 Flavoring Extracts & Food Coloring

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        1. Table | Flavoring Extract & Food Coloring Packaging Demand by Product & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-5 | Flavoring Extract & Food Coloring Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

      6. 4.6 Other Dry Mixes

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        1. Table | Other Dry Mix Packaging Demand by Product & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 4-6 | Other Dry Mix Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

    5. 5 Packaging Products

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      1. 5.1 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-1 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Product, 2010 - 2025

      2. 5.2 Bottles & Jars

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Bottle & Jar Demand by Application & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-2 | Bottle & Jar Demand in Spices, Dry Mixes, &Extracts by Application, 2010 - 2025

      3. 5.3 Pouches & Bags

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Pouch & Bag Demand by Application & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-3 | Pouch & Bag Demand in Spices, Dry Mixes, &Extracts by Application, 2010 - 2025

      4. 5.4 Boxes & Cartons

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Box & Carton Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-4 | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Box & Carton Demand by Application, 2010 - 2025

      5. 5.5 Canisters

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        1. Table | Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Canister Demand by Application & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-5 | Canister Demand in Spices, Dry Mixes, &Extracts by Market & Application, 2010 - 2025

      6. 5.6 Other Packaging

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        1. Table | Other Spice, Dry Mix, &Extract Packaging Demand by Application & Material, 2010 - 2025

        2. Figure 5-6 | Other Packaging Demand in Spices, Dry Mixes, &Extracts by Market & Application, 2010 - 2025

    6. 6 Key Suppliers & Industry Trends

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      1. 6.1 Industry Composition

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      2. 6.2 Leading Suppliers

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    7. 7 Appendix

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Freedonia Methodology

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      4. 7.4 Study-Specific Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Sources

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      6. 7.6 Associations & Agencies

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      7. 7.7 Related Studies & Reports

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      8. 7.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2010 – 2025

        2. 7.8.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2010 - 2025

        3. 7.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2010 – 2025

        4. 7.8.4 Retail Sales

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          1. Table | Nondurable Goods Retail Sales, 2010 – 2025

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