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.

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