Foodservice Single-Use Products with COVID-19 Market Impact Analysis

Foodservice Single-Use Products

US demand for foodservice single-use products is projected to increase 3.5% per year through 2023. Continued popularity of foodservice takeout and delivery and higher value renewable materials will support gains.

This report covers foodservice single-use product demand by product, material, and market. Data are given in dollar value and volume.

Products covered in the study include:
Containers
Cups, Lids, and Sleeves
Flexible Foodservice Packaging
Foodservice Serviceware

Markets for foodservice single-use products include:
Quick Service Restaurants
Full-Service Restaurants
Coffee and Snack Shops
Fast Casual Restaurants
Retail Establishments
Institutional Foodservice
Lodging and Hospitality
Sports and Recreation

Materials used for foodservice single-use products include:
Paper and Paperboard
Plastic (Rigid, Flexible, Foam)
Aluminum
Alternative Materials (Bagasse, Molded Pulp, Bioplastics)

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US foodservice single-use product market including key trends in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018 with forecasts for 2023. Data are provided in both dollar value and volume. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $24.8 billion US foodservice single-use (disposable) products industry. It presents historical demand data (2008,2013, and 2018) and forecast (2023) by product (corrugated & paperboard boxes & cartons, clamshells, containers, lids & domes, wraps, bags, cups, dinnerware, utensils, napkins) and market (eating & drinking places, retail establishments, institutional, sports & recreation, lodging & hospitality). The study also discusses materials used and evaluates market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including Dart Container, Pactiv, Georgia-Pacific, Graphic Packaging, Novolex, and WestRock.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Foodservice Single-Use Products Overview
  • Overview
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Foodservice Single-Use Products Market
    • Study Scope
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Packaging Organizational Tree with Market Size
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Product Market, 2008 – 2018
      • Table Figure 2-3 | Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2018
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 2-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Type, 2018 – 2023
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Products: Selected Prices, 2008 – 2023
    • International Trade & Global Trends
    • Regulatory Environment
      • Local Regulations: Polystyrene Foam Foodservice Container Bans
      • Local Regulations: Plastic Bag Bans
      • Local Regulations: Plastic Straw Bans
      • State Regulations
      • Federal Regulations
  • Factors Affecting Demand
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Foodservice Industry Key Trends
    • Foodservice Revenues by Establishment Type
      • Table Foodservice Revenues by Establishment Type, 2008 – 2023
    • Consumer Insights
      • Consumer Insights: Environmental Attitudes
        • Table Consumer Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility, 2019
        • Table Consumer Attitudes on Recycling Packaging & Single-Use Plastics, 2019
      • Consumer Insights: Packaging & Serviceware in Foodservice
        • Table Consumer Attitudes About Packaging & Serviceware Used in Foodservice, 2019
      • Consumer Insights: Foodservice Dining Habits
        • Table Consumer Attitudes About Foodservice Dining, 2019
        • Table Consumer Attitudes About Purchasing Coffee On-the-Go & Fast Food Dining, 2019
        • Table Consumer Frequency of Dining at Fast Food Restaurants in the Last 30 Days, 2019
      • Consumer Insights: Straws
        • Table Consumer Attitudes About Disposable & Reusable Straws & Straw Regulations
    • Growth in Carry-Out & Delivery
    • Sustainability Initiatives
  • Markets
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Markets for Foodservice Single-Use Products
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Market, 2018 – 2023
    • Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)
      • Quick Service Restaurants: Demand by Product
        • Table Quick Service Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Quick Service Restaurants: Product Trends
        • Table Quick Service Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Quick Service Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Quick Service Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Quick Service Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Quick Service Restaurants: Materials Competition
    • Full Service Restaurants, Cafeterias, & Bars
      • Full Service Restaurants, Cafeterias, & Bars: Demand by Product
        • Table Full Service Restaurant, Cafeteria, & Bar Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Full Service Restaurants, Cafeterias, & Bars: Product Trends
        • Table Full Service Restaurant, Cafeteria, & Bar Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Full Service Restaurant, Cafeteria, & Bar Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Full Service Restaurant, Cafeteria, & Bar Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Full Service Restaurant, Cafeteria, & Bar Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Full Service Restaurants, Cafeterias, & Bars: Materials Competition
    • Coffee & Snack Shops
      • Coffee & Snack Shops: Demand by Product
        • Table Coffee & Snack Shop Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Coffee & Snack Shops: Product Trends
        • Table Coffee & Snack Shop Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Coffee & Snack Shop Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Coffee & Snack Shop Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Coffee & Snack Shop Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Coffee & Snack Shops: Materials Competition
    • Fast Casual Restaurants
      • Fast Casual Restaurants: Demand by Product
        • Table Fast Casual Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Fast Casual Restaurants: Product Trends
        • Table Fast Casual Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Fast Casual Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Fast Casual Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Fast Casual Restaurant Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Fast Casual Restaurants: Materials Competition
    • Retail Establishments: Grocery & Convenience Stores, Vending & Other
      • Retail Establishments: Demand by Product
        • Table Retail Establishment Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Retail Establishments: Product Trends
        • Table Retail Establishment Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Retail Establishment Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Retail Establishment Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Retail Establishment Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Retail Establishments: Materials Competition
    • Institutional
      • Institutional: Demand by Product
        • Table Institutional Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Institutional: Product Trends
        • Table Institutional Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Institutional Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Institutional Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Institutional Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Institutional: Materials Competition
    • Lodging & Hospitality
      • Lodging & Hospitality: Demand by Product
        • Table Lodging & Hospitality Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Lodging & Hospitality: Product Trends
        • Table Lodging & Hospitality Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Lodging & Hospitality Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Lodging & Hospitality Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Lodging & Hospitality Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
    • Sports & Recreation
      • Sports & Recreation: Demand by Product
        • Table Sports & Recreation Market for Foodservice Single-Use Products, 2008 – 2023
      • Sports & Recreation: Product Trends
        • Table Sports & Recreation Market for Foodservice Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Sports & Recreation Market for Foodservice Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Sports & Recreation Market for Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Sports & Recreation Market for Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
      • Sports & Recreation: Materials Competition
    • Other Foodservice Establishments
      • Other Foodservice Establishments: Demand by Product
        • Table Other Markets for Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Other Foodservice Establishments: Product Trends
        • Table Other Foodservice Markets for Single-Use Containers, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Other Foodservice Markets for Single-Use Cups & Sleeves, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Other Foodservice Markets for Single-Use Flexible Packaging, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Other Foodservice Markets for Single-Use Serviceware, 2008 – 2023
  • Materials Competition
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: Key Materials Trends
    • Demand by Material
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand by Material, 2018 – 2023
      • Table Figure 5-3 | Temperature Guide for Common Single-Use Foodservice Materials
    • Plastic Products
      • Demand by Type
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Plastic Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: Common Plastic Resin Characteristics
      • Rigid Plastic
        • Table Rigid Plastic Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Foam Plastic
        • Table Foam Plastic Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Flexible Plastic
        • Table Flexible Plastic Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Paper & Paperboard Products
      • Table Paper & Paperboard Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Aluminum
      • Table Aluminum Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Alternative Materials (Wood & Bamboo, Bagasse, Molded Pulp, Bioplastics)
      • Table Alternative Material Foodservice Single-Use Product Demand, 2008 – 2023 (million dollars)
  • Foodservice Containers & Lids
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Key Trends in Foodservice Single-Use Containers & Lids
    • Foodservice Containers & Lids: Scope
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Containers & Lids Scope by Image
    • Foodservice Containers & Lids: Demand by Type
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Container & Lid Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 6-3 | Foodservice Container Demand Share by Type, 2018
    • Boxes & Cartons
      • Boxes & Cartons: Scope
        • Table Figure 6-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Boxes & Cartons: Scope by Image
      • Boxes & Cartons: Demand by Box Type
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Box & Carton Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 6-5 | Foodservice Single-Use Box & Carton Demand by Product, 2018 – 2023
      • Pizza Boxes
      • French Fry Cartons
      • Doughnut Boxes
      • Other Boxes & Cartons
      • Boxes & Cartons: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Packaging: Selected Corrugated & Paperboard Box Suppliers & Products
    • Clamshells
      • Clamshells: Scope
        • Table Figure 6-6 | Foodservice Single-Use Clamshells: Scope by Image
      • Clamshells: Demand by Type
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Clamshell Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 6-7 | Foodservice Single-Use Clamshell Demand by Material, 2018 – 2023
      • Foam Clamshells
      • Rigid Plastic Clamshells
      • Corrugated & Paperboard Clamshells
      • Alternative Material Clamshells (Molded Pulp, Bagasse, Bioplastic)
      • Clamshells: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Packaging: Selected Clamshell Suppliers & Materials
    • Plastic Containers
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Plastic Container Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Container Lids
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Container Lid Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Paper Cups, Buckets, & Pails
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Paper Cup, Bucket, & Pail Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Food Trays
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Food Tray Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Foil Containers
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Foil Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Foam Containers
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Foam Container Demand by Market, 2008 – 2023
    • Foodservice Containers: Suppliers
      • Table Single-Use Foodservice Packaging: Selected Other Foodservice Container Suppliers & Materials
    • Foodservice Containers: Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-8 | Foodservice Single-Use Container Market Share by Company, 2018
  • Foodservice Cups, Lids, & Sleeves
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Key Trends in Foodservice Single-Use Cups, Lids, & Sleeves
    • Foodservice Cups, Lids, & Sleeves: Scope
      • Table Figure 7-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Cups, Sleeves, & Lids: Scope by Image
    • Foodservice Cups, Lids, & Sleeves: Demand by Type
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Cup, Lid, & Sleeve Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 7-3 | Foodservice Single-Use Cup, Lid, & Sleeve Demand Share by Type, 2018
      • Table Figure 7-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Cup, Lid, & Sleeve Demand by Product, 2018 – 2023
    • Beverage Cups
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Beverage Cup Demand by Type & Material, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 7-5 | Foodservice Single-Use Beverage Cup Demand by Material, 2018 – 2023
    • Cup Lids
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Cup Lid Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Portion Cups
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Portion Cup Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
    • Cup Sleeves
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Cup Sleeve Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Cups & Cup Sleeves: Market Share
      • Table Figure 7-6 | Foodservice Single-Use Cup & Cup Sleeve Market Share by Company, 2018
  • Flexible Foodservice Packaging
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 8-1 | Key Trends in Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging Products
    • Flexible Foodservice Packaging: Scope
      • Table Figure 8-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging: Scope by Image
    • Foodservice Flexible Packaging: Demand by Type
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
    • Bags
      • Bags: Demand by Type
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Bag Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Bags: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Packaging: Selected Bag Suppliers & Materials
    • Wraps
      • Wraps: Demand by Type
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Wrap Demand by Type, 2008 – 2023
      • Wraps: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Packaging: Selected Wrap Suppliers & Products
    • Foodservice Flexible Packaging: Market Share
      • Table Figure 8-3 | Flexible Foodservice Single-Use Packaging Market Share by Company, 2018
  • Foodservice Serviceware
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 9-1 | Key Trends in Single-Use Foodservice Serviceware
    • Foodservice Serviceware: Scope
      • Table Figure 9-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware: Scope by Image
    • Foodservice Serviceware: Demand by Type
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 9-3 | Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Demand by Product, 2018 – 2023
    • Dinnerware
      • Dinnerware: Demand by Product
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Dinnerware Demand by Material, 2008 – 2023
      • Dinnerware: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Serviceware & Other Products: Selected Dinnerware Suppliers & Products
    • Napkins
      • Napkins: Demand Outlook
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Napkin Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Napkins: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Serviceware & Other Products: Selected Napkin Suppliers & Products
    • Utensils
      • Utensils: Scope
        • Table Figure 9-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Utensils: Scope by Image
      • Utensils: Demand by Product
        • Table Foodservice Single-Use Utensil Demand by Product, 2008 – 2023
      • Cutlery
      • Straws & Stirrers
      • Chopsticks
      • Utensils: Suppliers
        • Table Single-Use Foodservice Serviceware & Other Products: Selected Utensil Suppliers & Products
    • Trays & Carriers
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Tray & Carrier Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Serviceware Lids
      • Table Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Lid Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Moist Towelettes
      • Table Foodservice Moist Towelette Demand, 2008 – 2023
    • Other Foodservice Serviceware
      • Table Other Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Demand, 2008 – 2023
      • Table Figure 9-5 | Other Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware: Scope by Image
    • Foodservice Serviceware: Market Share
      • Table Figure 9-6 | Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware Market Share by Company, 2018
  • Industry Structure
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Foodservice Single-Use Product Sales by Company, 2018
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 10-1 | US Foodservice Single-Use Product Market Share by Company, 2018
      • Table Figure 10-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: First Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 10-3 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: Second Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 10-4 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: Third Leading Supplier, 2018
      • Table Figure 10-5 | Foodservice Single-Use Products: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2018
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Other Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • List of Industry Participants
      • Table Selected Industry Participants
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Figure 11-1 | Foodservice Single-Use Containers & Lids: Scope by Image
      • Table Figure 11-2 | Foodservice Single-Use Cups, Sleeves, & Lids: Scope by Image
      • Table Figure 11-3 | Foodservice Single-Use Flexible Packaging: Scope by Image
      • Table Figure 11-4 | Foodservice Serviceware: Scope by Image
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Foodservice Single-Use Packaging Organizational Tree
        • Table Figure 11-5 | Foodservice Single-Use Packaging Organizational Tree
      • Foodservice Single-Use Packaging: Additional Scope Images
        • Table Figure 11-6 | Foodservice Single-Use Boxes & Cartons: Scope by Image
        • Table Figure 11-7 | Foodservice Single-Use Clamshells: Scope by Image
        • Table Figure 11-8 | Foodservice Single-use Utensils: Scope by Image
        • Table Figure 11-9 | Other Foodservice Single-Use Serviceware: Scope by Image
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 11-10 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2018, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2008 – 2023
        • Table Figure 11-11 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 – 2018
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2008 – 2023

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