Foodservice cup demand will grow 3.3% annually through 2021 to $5.4 billion, accounting for just under half of single-use serviceware demand. Beverage cups hold the largest share of this demand by far – over 90% of the total – with the remainder being portion cups. Beverage cups will post slightly faster growth through 2021. These and other trends are presented in Foodservice Single-Use Products in the US, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Supporting growth will be the general rise in foodservice revenues along with foodservice trends such as:
- specialty hot and cold beverages, especially iced and cold brew coffee, along with fruit-based drinks, like juices and smoothies
- increased foodservice sales at retail establishments offering various beverage options
- increased hot and cold drinks consumed on-the-go
- delivery options requiring durable portion cups for sauces
Demand for single-use disposable foodservice products, including packaging and serviceware, is forecast to increase 3.2% annually to $21.8 billion in 2021. Growth will be driven by the increased options and convenience of meals prepared or consumed away from home. Demand will also be supported by a shift toward the use of higher value products featuring durable plastic or compostable materials.
Foodservice Single-Use Products in the US (published 12/2017, 174 pages) is available for $5600 from The Freedonia Group. For further details or to arrange an interview with the analyst, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600 or email [email protected].
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