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Cook-In-Bags Market

Cook-In-Bags Market Report by Material Type (Plastic Cook-in-Bags, Aluminum Foil Cook-in-Bags), by Appearance (Transparent, Opaque, Printed Cook-in-Bags), by Packaging Size, by Application, by Sales Channel, by Region - Global Forecast 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Cook-In-Bags Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Global Cook-in-Bags Market Outlook (2022 to 2032)

The global cook-in-bags market is estimated at USD 479 million in 2022 and is forecast to surpass USD 822 million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2022 to 2032.

The cook-in-bags market accounts for ~<1% of global food service packaging market in 2022 and is expected to expand due to their applications in cooking, roasting and baking food in conventional oven or microwave.

The cook-in-bags market is projected to have an absolute $ opportunity of USD 343 million during the assessment period of 2022-2032. In addition, the fact that ordinary plastic bags available in market are impermeable and solid in nature, thus unsuitable for carrying frozen food and other alternatives are porous thus non-preferable for boiling water. Therefore, above mentioned factors provide in-depth idea for why a considerable consumer base have been attracted towards these food packaging products.

The market demand for cook-in-bags is witnessing an upsurge by 1.3X because of multiple benefits offered by them. Utilization of cook-in-bags avoids unhygienic food handling possibilities, thus reduces chances of foodborne diseases.

Moreover, safe handling practices adopted by consumers as post-COVID effect are poised to escalate the overall market scenario for this market. As raw uncooked food can be easily roasted and cooked using these bags, it prevents base cleaning stage and provides convenient way of cooking food, especially for time-pressed consumers.

Cook-in-bags can be utilized for roasting food products such as chicken, meat etc. One of the fundamental features of cook-in-bags is that it helps to trap and retain moisture in food during cooking, thus, serving the purpose of blasting. These bags are produced with heat-resistant material, which is fuelling the market growth in a positive direction.

Report Attributes


Base Year Value (2021A)

USD 459 million

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

USD 479 million

Projected Year Value (2032F)

USD 822 million

Value CAGR (2022-2032)


Collective Value Share (US, UK, Germany) 2022: Top 3 Countries


Key Companies Profiled

  • Packit Gourmet
  • M&Q Packaging LLC
  • UltraSource LLC
  • Sirane Limited
  • Plascon Group
  • Extra Packaging Corp.
  • Reynolds Consumer Products
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Sealed Air

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2017-2021 Global Cook-in-Bags Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

Consumer’s enhanced preference towards ready-to-eat meals has gained momentum because of altered lifestyles. This has led to place a greater demand for consumption solutions and these bags are no exception. Additionally, long-work hours leave consumers with less time for cooking, due to which they are leaning towards amplified use of cook-in-bags.

The rise in single-person households globally because of changes in institutional arrangements, demographic conditions, migration etc. is creating profound avenues. This chunk of population is inclining towards faster meal preparation options thus creating opportunities for producers in the food packaging industry and cook-in-bags is no such exception.

Cook-in-bags manufacturers are focusing on the design and development of bags that provide effective preservation of the product’s features. For instance, bags that promote quality, texture, shelf-life, and preserve the taste of food when processed, are in greater demand. Thus, there has been commendable progress in products manufactured to cater to consumer needs.

Additionally, trends in food consumption and packaging technologies are changing rapidly, which is driving advancements in products. This is likely to trigger market growth by 1.9X during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

High-temperature resistant cook-in-bags are gaining traction in institutional sales, augmenting market growth by 2.0X. Quick adaption to these bags, which reduces meal-preparation time, offers high-quality food, and also allows one to pack pre-cooked or raw meats like chicken or fish, is likely to augur well with market sales.

The absence of chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), or dioxin, and the presence of features such as vacuum seals etc. is likely to boost market growth from the retail sales segment during the assessment period.

On the basis of material, plastic is likely to remain the most-sought raw material in the production process of cook-in bags and is likely to contribute approximately 3/4th to market revenue during the forecast period of 2022-2032.

Enhanced penetration of modern retail coupled with economic and technological vigour in North America, are key factors contributing nearly 1/4th or 23.3% to global cook-in-bags market share during the assessment period.

Fact.MR projects the market to witness exhibiting growth at 5.6 % CAGR between 2022 and 2032 in comparison to a CAGR of 3.0% posted between 2017 and 2021.

Cook-in-Bags Gaining Traction in the Industry

Cook-in-bags are utilized to roast food products and chicken and fish in an oven. These bags make the cooking process simple and easy. Material plays a greater role while selecting cook-in bags. Bags made up of durable plastics, high-temperature resistant nylon, are preferred over others, which helps to prevent melting and food spoilage during the cooking process. End-user demand is likely to propel the cook-in-bags market by 1.7x during the assessment period.

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Restraining Factors of Cook-in-Bags Market

Although multiple factors are driving the cook-in-bags market growth. But, there exist some restraining factors hindering the market growth.

For instance, plastic is preferred by manufacturers as a raw material in manufacturing because of its cost-effectiveness and convenience in processing technologies. But environmental concerns regarding the usage of plastic and certain government norms on limiting boiling time acts as a deterrent factor in the growth of cook-in-bags market.

Country-wise Insights

Which is the dominant region for the Cook-in-Bags market?

North America cook-in-bags market is dominant in overall sales of the product. It contributes more than 23.3% to the overall market share and is poised to grow at the same pace. In North America, the United States is the dominant country contributing approximately 18.5% to the overall market.

What is the market scenario in the Asia-Pacific?

East Asia and South Asia cook-in-bags market contributes nearly 19.2% and 16.1% to the overall market share, respectively and is likely to witness an upper single-digit growth rate during the assessment period of 2022-2032. Changing demand outlook because of growing urbanization, population, changing demographics etc. are likely to boost Asia-Pacific cook-in-bags market growth during the forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

Which material type of Cook-in-Bags is projected to show maximum consumption?

Cook-in-Bags are available in several material types such as plastic, aluminium etc. under which plastic cook-in bags is likely to dominate the market consumption, contributing to approximately 3/4th market revenue amongst all other material types.

Factors such as ease of use and cost-effectiveness are the chief reasons for contributing to additional growth from this segment.

Which sales segment is driving demand for the Cook-in-Bags market?

Sales of cook-in-bags are likely to be driven from the institutional segment where it is poised to contribute nearly 53.2% to the overall sales of cook-in-bags.

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Competitive Landscape: Top Companies of Cook-in-Bags Market

The global cook-in-bags market is highly fragmented and competitive owing to the existence of many domestic and regional players. Various marketing strategies are adopted by key players such as mergers and acquisitions, expansions, collaborations and partnerships.

Also, new product development as a strategic approach is adopted by the leading companies to upscale their market presence among consumers. These strategies has resulted in incorporation of eye-catching cook-in-bags comprising of better functionalities and variants.

For instance :

  • The Private Brands partnered with The Giant Company in 2021 to launch a complete range of product line under cook-in-bags. This line of 14 delicious, oven-ready bags provides ease to meal time, and easy and affordable cooking meal solution to consumers.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about price points of top manufacturers of cook-in-bags positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion in the recently published report.

Global Cook-in-Bags Market by Category

  • By Material Type, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • Plastic Cook-in-Bags
    • Aluminum Foil Cook-in-Bags
  • By Appearance, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • Transparent Cook-in-Bags
    • Opaque Cook-in-Bags
    • Printed Cook-in-Bags
  • By Packaging Size, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • Less than 150X240 mm
    • 150X240 to 240X380 mm
    • 240X380 to 380X500 mm
    • More than 380X500 mm
  • By Application, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • Frozen Foods
    • Ready-to-eat Meals
    • Bakery & Confectionary
  • By Sales Channel, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • Retail Sales
    • Institutional Sales
  • By Region, Global Cook-in-Bags Market is segmented as:

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • MEA

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The global cook-in-bags market is estimated to be worth over USD 479 million in 2022.

The demand is anticipated to surpass USD 822 million by 2032 end.

Between 2017 and 2021, the market grew at a 3.0% CAGR.

Some of the prominent players in cook-in-bags market are Packit Gourmet, M&Q Packaging LLC, GRANITOL, UltraSource LLC, Sirane Limited, Plascon Group etc.

North America tops the global cook-in-bags market accounting for 23.3% of global market share in 2022.

Plastic cook-in-bags under material type segment contribute around 32.5% share in global sales of cook-in-bags.

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