Sweetener Packaging

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The scope of this report includes packaging for sweeteners. These items are generally sold in the baking and condiment section of retail store but are also used by foodservice establishments.

Specific applications covered in this report include:

  • granulated white sugar
  • confectioners’ (powdered) sugar and brown sugar
  • honey, including liquid, crystallized/creamed, and powdered
  • sugar substitutes and alternative sweeteners such as Splenda, Sweet’n Low, Stevia, monk fruit, and coconut sugar
  • syrups, including simple syrup, corn syrup, maple syrup, molasses, and fruit flavored syrups

Excluded from this study are a variety of products including:

  • sweeteners for food and beverage manufacturing
  • chocolate and caramel toppings for desserts
  • corrugated boxes and protective packaging used specifically for shipping purposes as opposed to product packaging

Specific packaging products used for sweeteners are:

  • pouches
  • bottles and jars
  • bags
  • cans and canisters
  • boxes and cartons
  • other packaging (primarily pails, wrap, and cups)

Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 are presented for demand for sweetener 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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