Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging with COVID-19 Market Impact Analysis

Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging

US demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is projected to increase 2.9% per year to $12.3 billion in 2024. Increased output of meat and poultry, as well as trends favoring higher value packaging formats, will support demand growth.

This report covers meat, poultry, and seafood packaging demand by Material, Product, Market, and Application, along with a discussion of major packaging technologies. Data are given in dollar value at the manufacturers’ level.

Materials covered in the study are:
Plastic
Paper and paperboard
Metal
Glass

Packaging products include:
Plastic film
Trays
Bags
Pouches
Rigid containers
Blister packs
Corrugated boxes
Folding cartons
Paperboard sleeves
Metal cans
Aluminum foil
Glass jars
Labels
Other accessories

Applications covered in the report are:
Meat (beef, pork, and lamb and other meats such as bison and goat)
Poultry (chicken, and turkey and other poultry such as goose and duck)
Seafood (fish and shellfish)

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US meat, poultry, and seafood packaging market, including key trends in material, product, application, and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2009, 2014, 2019, with forecasts for 2024 and 2029, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in dollar value at the manufacturers’ level. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market
  • Overview
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Findings for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand, 2009 - 2019
    • Demand by Material
      • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Material, 2009 - 2029
      • Table Figure 2-3 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Material Type, 2009 - 2029
    • Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Industry Overview
      • Key Industry Trends & Outlook
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Production & Consumption, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Production, 2009 - 2024
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Per Capita Consumption of Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Products, 2009 - 2024
      • Meat
        • Table Meat Shipments by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029
      • Poultry
        • Table Poultry Shipments by Type & Market, 2009 - 2029
      • Seafood
        • Table Seafood Shipments by Market, 2009 - 2029
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Pricing for Selected Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Products, 2009 - 2029
    • Factors Driving Packaging Innovation
      • Convenience
      • Sustainability
      • Experience
      • Quality
      • Differentiation & Personalization
      • E-Commerce
      • Innovation in Food & Beverage Packaging Machinery
    • Consumer Attitudes
      • Priorities for Packaging Features
        • Table Consumer Insights: Opinions on Meat & Poultry Packaging Features, 2019
      • Safety & Handling Concerns
        • Table Consumer Insights: Opinions on Food Product Safety, 2019
      • Recycling & the Environment
        • Table Consumer Insights: Opinions on Recycling Meat & Poultry Packaging, 2019
      • Meat Buying Habits
        • Table Figure 2-6 | Consumer Insights: Adherence to Different Eating Practices
    • Regulations
    • Foreign Trade & Tariffs
  • Technologies
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Technologies
    • Technologies Used in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
    • Case-Ready Packaging
      • Table Factors Influencing Adoption of Case-Ready Packaging by Product Type
      • Table Case-Ready Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
    • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
      • Table Modified Atmosphere Packaging: Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Table Modified Atmosphere Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
    • Vacuum Packaging
      • Table Factors Impacting Vacuum Meat Packaging Demand by Market
      • Table Vacuum Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
    • Active & Intelligent Packaging
      • Table Active & Intelligent Product Types & Key Features
      • Table Active & Intelligent Packaging Demand by Product & Application, 2009 - 2029
    • Retort Packaging
      • Table Retort Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
  • Plastic Packaging
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Findings for Plastic Packaging
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Plastic Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Plastic Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024
    • Plastic Film
      • Plastic Film: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Selected Plastic Film Materials: Primary Applications & Advantages
      • Plastic Film: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Plastic Film Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Plastic Film Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Plastic Film: Demand by Type & End Use
        • Table Plastic Film End Uses: Primary Applications & Growth Opportunities
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Plastic Film Demand by Type & End Use, 2009 - 2029
      • Overwrapping & Lidding
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Overwrapping & Lidding: Product Examples
      • Chub Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Chub Packaging: Product Examples
      • Brick Packs
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Brick Packs: Product Examples
      • Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP)
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Vacuum Skin Packaging: Product Examples
      • Plastic Film: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Plastic Film Producers & Product Offerings
    • Trays
      • Plastic Trays: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Advantages of Selected Tray Colors & Shapes in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Plastic Trays: Product Examples
      • Plastic Trays: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Plastic Tray Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Plastic Tray Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Plastic Trays: Foam vs. Rigid Plastic
        • Table Foam & Rigid Plastic Trays: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Plastic Tray Demand by Type, 2009 - 2029
      • Plastic Trays: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Plastic Tray Producers & Product Offerings
    • Bags
      • Plastic Bags: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Features & Attributes of Specific Types in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Plastic Bags: Product Examples
      • Plastic Bags: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Plastic Bag Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-11 | Plastic Tray Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Plastic Bags: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Plastic Bag Producers & Product Offerings
    • Pouches
      • Plastic Pouches: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Attributes & Applications of Plastic Pouch Types in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Plastic Pouches: Product Examples
      • Plastic Pouches: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Plastic Pouch Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-13 | Plastic Pouch Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Plastic Pouches: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Plastic Pouch Producers & Product Offerings
    • Rigid Containers
      • Rigid Plastic Containers: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Advantages & Disadvantages of Rigid Plastic Containers in Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-14 | Rigid Plastic Containers: Product Examples
      • Rigid Plastic Containers: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Rigid Plastic Container Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-15 | Rigid Plastic Container Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Rigid Plastic Containers: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Rigid Plastic Container Producers & Product Offerings
    • Blister Packs
      • Blister Packs: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 4-16 | Blister Packs: Product Examples
      • Blister Packs: Demand by Application
        • Table Blister Pack Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 4-17 | Blister Pack Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Blister Packs: Suppliers
  • Paper & Paperboard Packaging
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Findings for Paper & Paperboard Packaging
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Paper & Paperboard Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Paper & Paperboard Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2024
    • Corrugated Boxes
      • Corrugated Boxes: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Corrugated Boxes: Value-Added Components & Benefits for Retail- & Case-Ready Products
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Corrugated Boxes: Product Examples
      • Corrugated Boxes: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Corrugated Box Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Corrugated Box Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Corrugated Boxes: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Corrugated Box Producers & Product Offerings
    • Folding Cartons
      • Folding Cartons: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Folding Cartons: Product Examples
      • Folding Cartons: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Folding Carton Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Folding Carton Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Folding Cartons: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Folding Carton Producers & Product Offerings
    • Paperboard Sleeves
      • Paperboard Sleeves: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Paperboard Sleeves: Product Examples
      • Paperboard Sleeves: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Paperboard Sleeve Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Paperboard Sleeve Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Paperboard Sleeves: Suppliers
    • Other Paper (Butcher Paper, Trays, & Bags)
      • Other Paper & Paperboard Products: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 5-9 | Other Paper & Paperboard: Product Examples
      • Other Paper & Paperboard Products: Demand by Product, Application, & Market
        • Table Other Paper & Paperboard Product Demand by Product, Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 5-10 | Other Paper & Paperboard Product Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Other Paper & Paperboard Products: Suppliers
        • Table Selected Other Paper & Paperboard Packaging Producers & Product Offerings
  • Other Packaging & Accessories
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 | Key Findings for Other Packaging & Packaging Accessories
    • Demand by Product
      • Table Other Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging & Accessories Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
    • Metal Cans
      • Metal Cans: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Metal Cans: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 6-2 | Metal Cans: Product Examples
      • Metal Cans: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Metal Can Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 6-3 | Metal Can Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Metal Cans: Suppliers
    • Aluminum Foil
      • Aluminum Foil: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 6-4 | Aluminum Foil: Product Examples
      • Aluminum Foil: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Aluminum Foil Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 6-5 | Aluminum Foil Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Aluminum Foil: Suppliers
    • Glass Jars
      • Glass Jars: Scope & Product Features
        • Table Figure 6-6 | Glass Jars: Product Examples
      • Glass Jars: Demand by Application & Market
        • Table Glass Jar Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 6-7 | Glass Jar Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Glass Jars: Suppliers
    • Accessories
      • Accessories: Demand by Product
        • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Accessory Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 6-8 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Accessory Demand, 2009 - 2024
      • Labels
        • Table Label Types & Key Added Features by Packaging Market or End Use
        • Table Label Demand by Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
      • Other Packaging Accessories
        • Table Other Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Accessory Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Other Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Accessory Demand by Application & Market, 2009 - 2029
  • Applications
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Key Findings for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Applications
    • Demand by Application
      • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
      • Table Figure 7-2 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024
    • Meat
      • Demand by Meat Type & Market
        • Table Meat Packaging Demand by Meat Type & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 7-3 | Meat Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Beef & Veal
        • Table Beef & Veal Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
      • Pork
        • Table Pork Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
      • Lamb & Other Meat
        • Table Lamb & Other Meat Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
    • Poultry
      • Demand by Poultry Type & Market
        • Table Poultry Packaging Demand by Meat Type & Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 7-4 | Poultry Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2024
      • Chicken
        • Table Chicken Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
      • Turkey & Other Poultry
        • Table Turkey & Other Poultry Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
    • Seafood
      • Seafood: Demand by Market
        • Table Seafood Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 7-5 | Seafood Packaging Demand, 2009 - 2024
      • Seafood: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Seafood Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
  • Markets
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 8-1 | Key Findings for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Markets
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 - 2029
      • Table Figure 8-2 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Market, 2009 - 2024
    • Fresh & Frozen
      • Fresh & Frozen: Demand by Application
        • Table Fresh & Frozen Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
      • Fresh & Frozen: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Fresh & Frozen Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 8-3 | Fresh & Frozen Market Packaging Demand Share by Application & Product, 2019
    • Processed
      • Processed: Demand by Application
        • Table Processed Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
      • Processed: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Processed Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 8-4 | Processed MPS Packaging Demand Share by Application & Product, 2019
    • Ready-to-Eat
      • Ready-to-Eat: Demand by Application
        • Table Ready-to-Eat Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 - 2029
      • Ready-to-Eat: Demand by Packaging Product
        • Table Ready-to-Eat Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand by Product, 2009 - 2029
        • Table Figure 8-5 | Ready-to-Eat Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Demand Share by Application & Product, 2019
  • Competitive Analysis
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table Leading Participants in the US Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Industry, 2019
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 9-1 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market Share by Company, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-2 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-3 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-4 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-5 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-6 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Fifth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-7 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Sixth Leading Supplier, 2019
      • Table Figure 9-8 | Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Market: Seventh Leading Supplier, 2019
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Selected Industry Participants
      • Table Selected Industry Participants
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging Products Included in Report Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2009 – 2029
        • Table Figure 10-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2019, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2009 – 2029
        • Table Figure 10-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2004 – 2019

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