The COVID-19 pandemic in the US is expected to have a mixed effect on commercial refrigeration equipment in 2020.
Longer term geographic expansion of blow dry bars will help offset losses from coronavirus-related closures
Longer term return to growth expected on gains from new attractions, season passes
E-book revenues closing in on print
Convenience of outsourcing laundry to third parties expected to support longer term growth
A shift toward lower-cost cremation will stymie faster gains
Moves toward healthier, higher-quality options will spur competition with full-service restaurants
Waste generation and recovery will increase alongside consumer spending on goods
But consumers’ separate purchases of low-cost internet and streaming services will weigh on gains
Plastic and glass pharmaceutical bottles demand is forecasted to expand 3.9% annually to $5.8 billion (30.3 billion units) in 2024.