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Food Service Packaging Market

Food Service Packaging Market

Demand for Reusable and Recyclable Containers to Spur the Food Service Packaging Market Growth

Food Service Packaging Market
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Market Snapshot

According to Fact.MR, the food service packaging market was valued at over US$ 54 Bn in 2020 and is expected to reach almost US$ 97 Bn by 2031. The market is growing steadily due to the growing consumer demand for recyclable and sustainable food packaging materials.

Key Points Covered in Food Service Packaging Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • Assessment by Product Grade / Purity / Formulation Standards
  • Assessment of Import Price, Bulk Price, Contractual Price, Producer / Distributor Price
  • Certifications and Compliance Requirements
  • COVID-19 Impact on the Food Service Packaging Sales and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

Consumption Analysis of Food Service Packaging from 2016-2020 Vs the Future Outlook for 2021-2031

According to Fact.MR, a provider of market research and competitive intelligence, the global market for food services packaging has grown at a CAGR of over 5% the from 2016-2020, topping US$ 54 Bn by 2020.

Changing lifestyles have altered eating habits, with preference for ready-to-eat foods gaining prominence. Hence, demand for food service packaging in various formats has expanded, with a focus on convenient packaging driving demand.

Growth became especially pronounced since the onset of COVID-19, as instant food consumption surged exponentially. As per Fact.MR, the market is slated to expand at over 6% CAGR from 2021-2031, topping US$ 97 Bn.

How is a Changing Food Industry Landscape Heightening Food Service Packaging Adoption?

The food industry has undergone significant changes over the past few years. Pandemics have made consumers rely on online delivery platforms with all safety standards in place, starting from preparation to packaging and to delivery.

Growing demand for reusable and recyclable containers emerged during the COVID-19 crisis. This led manufacturers to develop organic, eco-friendly, and recyclable products for the global market.

Rising infection concerns have fueled demand for paper cups, bowls and plates in the global food industry. Using paper packaging, refilling, recycling, and reducing packing volumes have all gained prominence in the food service packaging industry.

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What role do increased R&D and New Innovative Products Play in the Growth of the Food Service Packaging Market?

Manufacturing companies are investing heavily in packaging companies in order to develop more sustainable, unique, and novel design products over the next decade. However, packaging companies are at risk of underinvesting in data analytics, which is a key component of new product development success.

Manufacturers make large investments in testing the newly developed products before they go on sale worldwide. R&D strategies have the specific aim of reducing costs, lowering product costs; improving sensory properties that make food more appealing, improving nutritional value for dietary needs, improving food safety, adding convenience, and offering consumers a broader range of choices in food items.

The benefits come from either constant, gradual product improvements or significant, disruptive product changes. In addition to technology-new products, materials, processes, storage-new understanding of consumer needs can also result in innovation in these areas.

Where are the Biggest Opportunities for Food Packaging Suppliers?

Consumer demand for packaged foods that offer nutritional value and convenience are driving the global demand for food packaging services. In addition to dairy products and bread and sandwich products, semi-rigid packaging types are used for bakery and confectionery products.

Globally, the proliferation of organic and recyclable products is a major factor driving demand for food service packaging. Consumers are increasingly using single-use products, driving the industry to become the fastest growing sector over the next ten years.

Developing countries are thus focused on high-tech solutions and new technologies to give food shelf lives, prevent damage, preserve nutritional value, and protect it from all adverse effects.

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Country-wise Analysis

How Lucrative are Food Service Packaging Sales Prospects in the U.S?

According to Fact.MR, food service packaging sales in the U.S is expected to grow at 5% CAGR through 2031. As per statistics, 30-40% of the food grown is wasted each year, mostly because they are improperly packaged.

Emergence of a fast-paced lifestyle has popularized grab-and-go and convenience eating trends. Hence, fast food joints are proliferating, generating high demand for robust food service packaging solutions across the country.

How are East and South Asia Generating Expansion Prospects?

The market for food service packaging is projected to grow significantly across East and South Asia. Surging disposable incomes are prompting consumers to opt for instant foodstuffs, thus expanding the scope of fast food culture. India and China represent the most opportunistic landscapes.

Food packaging trends are rapidly changing as lifestyles change and food distribution channels become increasingly reliant on online food applications. An increasingly large population and the average fast food meal's popularity are driving the food service packaging industry. As per Fact.MR’s analysis, a market share exceeding 50% is projected for both regions collectively.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Polyethylene Terephthalate Packaging Gaining Traction?

The packaging industry is growing due to a growing demand for sustainable products. PET's recyclable properties will drive growth in the packaging industry. A CAGR of around 6% has been projected for this segment.

PET bottles are currently the most widely used recycled plastic packaging in the world. As plastic waste concerns mount, food service packaging players are capitalizing on the recyclable materials trend to widen their market footprint, thus broadening growth prospects.

How are Single Serve Portion Packs for Dairy Products Stimulating Market Growth?

Dairy products are being packaged with an increasing variety of materials and technologies, but finding the right options can be challenging. A revenue share of around 30% has been projected for this segment.

Packaging for dairy products has become an increasingly active center for innovation. As for shopping habits, change and consumers become increasingly concerned about sustainability, eco-friendlier designs and packaging are being created in a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

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Competitive Landscape

Mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, and the development of new products are just some of the strategies used by market players to stay competitive and expand their market footprints in the industry.

  • On March 12, 2021, Imperial Dade acquired Cosgrove Enterprises, Inc. This acquisition will help the company solidify its position as a premier distributor of specialty products. As a result of this acquisition, the firm is strengthening its presence in the southeast of the U.S.
  • On 26 July 2021, Graphic Packaging unveiled OptiCycle, an alternative to traditional PE and polylactic acid-coated products foodservice packaging. A single-use food service packaging that is easily recyclable and the first of its kind to be commercially available by a domestic supplier in North America.

Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2016-2020

Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

 

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

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • Packaging Material
  • Application Type
  • Fabrication Type 
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

 

  • Huhtamaki Oyj
  • Amcor Plc
  • Genpak LLC
  • Linpac Packaging
  • Pactiv LLC
  • D&W Fine Pack
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Stanpac Inc.
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
  • WestRock Company
  • DS Smith
  • Ball Corporation
  • Berry Global, Inc.
  • Dow Inc.
  • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

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Key Segments Covered

  • Product type

    • Food Service Packaging for Plates
    • Food Service Packaging for Shallow Trays
    • Food Service Packaging for Cups
    • Food Service Packaging for Bowls
    • Food Service Packaging for Bottles
    • Food Service Packaging for Cans
    • Food Service Packaging for Single Serve Portion Packs
    • Food Service Packaging for Clamshell Containers (Hinge Lid Containers)
    • Food Service Packaging for Two Piece Containers (Separate Lid Containers)
    • Food Service Packaging for Others (Foil, Paper and Pouches)
  • Packing Material

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE, PETG or polyester) Food Service Packaging Material
    • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Food Service Packaging Material
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Food Service Packaging Material
    • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Food Service Packaging Material
    • Polypropylene (PP) Food Service Packaging Material
    • Polystyrene (PS) Food Service Packaging Material
    • Aluminum Food Service Packaging Material
    • Clay Coated Cardboard Food Service Packaging Material
    • Molded Fiber Food Service Packaging Material
  • Application Type

    • Packaging for Foodservice Outlets
    • Food Service Packaging for Bakery Products
    • Food Service Packaging for Takeaway Meals
    • Food Service Packaging for On-the-Go Breakfast
    • Food Service Packaging for Institutional Food Services
    • Food Service Packaging for Online Food Ordering
    • Food Service Packaging for Dairy Products
    • Food Service Packaging for Alcoholic Beverages
    • Food Service Packaging for Ready to Drink Beverages
    • Food Service Packaging for Other Applications
  •  Fabrication Type

    • Thermoforming-based Food Service Packaging
    • Die Cutting-based Food Service Packaging
    • Injection Molding-based Food Service Packaging

Food Service Packaging Market- Scope of Report

A recent study by Fact.MR on the food service packaging market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining growth of the market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders as well as emerging players associated with offering food service packaging.

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the food service packaging market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies operating in the food service packaging market, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of food service packaging across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of food service packaging during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative food service packaging markets?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of food service packaging?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the food service packaging industry?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Estimates at global and regional levels for food service packaging are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global food service packaging market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the food service packaging during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for food service packaging has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value & volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

In-depth Analysis on Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of food service packaging, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering food service packaging has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the food service packaging domain. 

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the food service packaging industry, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

As of 2020, the market for food service packaging was valued at above US$ 54 Bn

From 2016 to 2020, food service packaging demand rose at over 5% CAGR

Fact.MR expects the demand for food service packaging to reach nearly US$ 97 Bn by 2031, expanding at over 6% CAGR

East Asia and South Asia are collectively expected to account for over 50% of global market demand for food service packaging

Amcor Plc. is a global leader offering sustainable packaging solutions for the F&B industry

Increased demand for instant foods combined with forays into recyclable packaging are driving market demand

Amcor plc, Huhtamäki Oyj, and Genpak LLC are some prominent food service packaging players

PET based food service packaging is expected to register a CAGR of around 6% until 2031

Demand for food packaging solutions for single serve portion packs is likely to account for 30% of the overall market

The U.S food service packaging landscape is poised to expand at 5% CAGR

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