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Produce Packaging

Produce Packaging

US demand for produce packaging is projected to increase 4.0 percent per year to $6.5 billion in 2022. Advances will be somewhat faster than those seen in the previous 10 years, due to anticipated growth in domestic produce output, increased use of packaging for fruits and vegetables traditionally sold in bulk, and the continued rollout of packaging products designed to be more convenient for both retailers and shoppers.

This report covers produce packaging demand by Product and Application. Data are given primarily in dollar value.

Produce packaging products covered in the study include:
Corrugated Boxes
Flexible Packaging
o Plastic Bags & Pillow Pouches
o Mesh, Paper, & Textile Bags
o Plastic Film
o Stand-up Pouches

Plastic Containers
o Clamshells
o Tubs, Cups, & Bowls
o Other Plastic Containers

Trays
Other Products
o Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)
o Wood Crates
o Foam Boxes
o Molded Pulp Baskets

Produce packaging applications include:
Vegetables
o Tomatoes
o Potatoes
o Lettuce
o Onions
o Mushrooms
o Carrots
o Celery
o Cabbage
o Other Vegetables

Fruit
o Berries
o Apples
o Citrus
o Melons
o Grapes
o Other Fruit
Salad

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US produce packaging market including key trends in applications and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017 with forecasts for 2022. Data are provided primarily in US dollar value. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Produce Packaging Market
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Produce Packaging Market
    • Fresh Produce Industry Outlook
      • Table US Produce Production & Consumption, 2007 – 2022
    • Packaging Trends
      • Overview
      • Convenience
      • Sustainability
      • Product Differentiation
      • Technology
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Selected Produce Packaging Prices, 2007 – 2022
    • Environmental Issues
    • Regulatory Considerations
  • PRODUCTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Produce Packaging Products
    • Demand by Packaging Type
      • Table Produce Packaging Demand by Type, 2007 – 2022
      • Table Figure 3-2 | Produce Packaging Demand by Type, 2017
    • Corrugated Boxes
      • Corrugated Boxes: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Corrugated Boxes: Example Products for Produce Packaging
      • Corrugated Boxes: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Corrugated Boxes for Produce Packaging: Key Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Corrugated Boxes: Forecast & Key Trends
        • Table Corrugated Box Demand in Produce Packaging by Type & Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Outlook for Key Corrugated Box Produce Applications, 2017 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-6 | Modular & Display Ready Boxes: Product Spotlight
        • Table Figure 3-7 | Moisture-Resistant Recyclable Boxes: Product Spotlight
      • Corrugated Boxes: Producers & New Products
        • Table Corrugated Boxes: Selected Suppliers
    • Flexible Packaging
      • Flexible Packaging: Product Description & Scope
        • Table Figure 3-8 | Flexible Packaging: Example Products for Produce Packaging
      • Flexible Packaging: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-9 | Flexible Packaging for Produce Applications: Key Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Flexible Packaging: Forecast & Key Trends
        • Table Flexible Packaging Demand in Produce Applications by Type & Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-10 | Outlook for Key Corrugated Box Produce Applications, 2017 – 2022
        • Table Plastic Bag & Pillow Pouch Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Mesh, Paper, &Textile Bag Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Plastic Film Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Stand-Up Pouch Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-11 | Stand-Up Pouches: Example Products
      • Flexible Packaging: Producers & New Products
        • Table Flexible Packaging: Selected Suppliers
    • Plastic Containers
      • Plastic Containers: Product Description & Scope
      • Plastic Containers: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-12 | Plastic Containers: Key Advantages & Disadvantage
      • Plastic Containers: Forecast & Key Trends
        • Table Plastic Container Demand in Produce Packaging by Type & Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-13 | Outlook for Key Plastic Container Produce Applications, 2017 – 2022
        • Table Clamshell Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Tub, Cup, &Bowl Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-14 | Other Plastic Containers: Product Characteristics
        • Table Other Plastic Container Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
      • Plastic Containers: Producers & New Products
        • Table Plastic Containers: Selected Suppliers
    • Trays
      • Trays: Product Description & Scope
      • Trays: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-15 | Produce Trays: Key Advantages & Disadvantage
      • Trays: Forecast & Key Trends
        • Table Tray Demand in Produce Packaging by Application, 2007 – 2022
      • Trays: Producers & New Products
        • Table Produce Trays: Selected Suppliers
    • Other Packaging
      • Other Packaging: Product Description & Scope
      • Other Packaging: Forecast & Key Trends
        • Table Other Produce Packaging Demand by Type & Application, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 3-16 | Reusable Plastic Containers: Key Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-17 | Wood Crates: Key Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Figure 3-18 | Foam Boxes: Product Characteristics
        • Table Figure 3-19 | Molded Pulp Packaging: Product Characteristics
      • Other Packaging: Producers & New Products
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Produce Packaging Applications
    • Demand by Application
      • Table Produce Packaging Demand by Application & Format, 2007 – 2022
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Produce Packaging Demand by Application, 2017
    • Vegetables
      • Vegetable Sales Outlook & Key Packaging Trends
        • Table Fresh Vegetable Packaging Demand by Type & Format, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Fresh Vegetable Packaging Demand by Type, 2017
      • Tomatoes
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Tomatoes: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Tomato Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Tomato Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Potatoes
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Potatoes: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Potato Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Potato Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Lettuce
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Lettuce: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Lettuce Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Lettuce Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Onions
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Onions: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-11 | Onion Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Onion Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Mushrooms
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Mushrooms: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-13 | Mushroom Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Mushroom Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Carrots
        • Table Figure 4-14 | Carrots: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-15 | Carrot Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Carrot Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Celery
        • Table Figure 4-16 | Celery: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-17 | Celery Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Celery Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Cabbage
        • Table Figure 4-18 | Cabbage: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-19 | Cabbage Production & Packaging Demand, 2002 – 2022
        • Table Cabbage Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Other Vegetables
        • Table Figure 4-20 | Other Vegetables: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-21 | Other Vegetable Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Other Vegetable Packaging Demand by Vegetable & Product, 2007 – 2022
    • Fruit
      • Fruit Sales Outlook & Key Packaging Trends
        • Table Fruit Packaging Demand by Application & Format, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 4-22 | Fruit Packaging Demand by Application, 2017
      • Berries
        • Table Figure 4-23 | Berries: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-24 | Berry Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Berry Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Apples
        • Table Figure 4-25 | Apples: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-26 | Apple Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Apple Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Citrus
        • Table Figure 4-27 | Citrus: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-28 | Citrus Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Citrus Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Melons
        • Table Figure 4-29 | Melons: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-30 | Melon Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Melon Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Grapes
        • Table Figure 4-31 | Grapes: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-32 | Grape Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Grape Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
      • Other Fruit
        • Table Figure 4-33 | Other Fruit: Leading Packaging Types
        • Table Figure 4-34 | Other Fruit Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Other Fruit Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
    • Salad
      • Salad: Packaging Types & Requirements
        • Table Figure 4-35 | Salad: Packaging Types
      • Salad: Production Outlook & Key Trends Impacting Packaging
        • Table Figure 4-36 | Salad Production & Packaging Demand, 2007 – 2022
      • Salad: Packaging Demand Forecast & Growth Opportunities
        • Table Salad Packaging Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022
  • CURRENT TRENDS & FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
    • Key Findings
    • Growth in Ready-to-Eat Produce
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Examples of Ready-to-Eat Produce Packaging Innovations
    • Growth of ALDI & Similar Low Price Grocery Chains
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Key Trends in the Limited Assortment Low Price Grocery Store Market
    • E-Commerce Sales of Fresh Produce
      • Table Figure 5-3 | Key Trends in the E-Commerce Grocery Market
    • Introduction of New Produce Varieties
    • Increasing Popularity of Locally Grown Produce
      • Table Figure 5-4 | Number of Local Food Distribution Outlets & Consumer Interest in Purchasing Local Foods, 2000 – 2017
    • Sustainable Packaging Requirements
    • The Walmart Effect
    • Organic Produce Sales Continue to Increase
    • Steamable Fresh Pouches: Will They Match Success of Frozen?
      • Table Figure 5-5 | Steamable Produce Pouch
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Produce Packaging Sales by Company
    • Market Share
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 6-1 | US Produce Packaging Market Share, 2017
      • International Paper
        • Table Figure 6-2 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Leading Supplier
      • WestRock
        • Table Figure 6-3 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Second Leading Supplier
      • Packaging Corporation of America
        • Table Figure 6-4 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Third Leading Supplier
      • Pactiv
        • Table Figure 6-5 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Fourth Leading Supplier
      • Georgia-Pacific
        • Table Figure 6-6 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Fifth Leading Supplier
      • Sonoco Products
        • Table Figure 6-7 | US Produce Packaging Market Share: Sixth Leading Supplier
      • Corrugated Packaging Market Leaders
        • Table Figure 6-8 | US Corrugated Packaging Market Share for Fresh Produce, 2017
      • Other Produce Packaging Market Leaders
        • Table Figure 6-9 | Other Produce Packaging Market Share, 2017
    • End Users
      • Overview
        • Table Produce Packaging Demand by End User, 2007 – 2022
      • Growers/Shippers
      • Repackagers
      • Retail & Other
        • Table Figure 6-10 | Produce Packaging Demand by End User, 2017
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Study Scope: US Produce Packaging Products & Applications
      • Table Relevant HS/HTS Codes
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Freedonia Group Studies
      • US Studies
      • Knowledge Center
    • Definitions
      • General
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2007 – 2022
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017
      • Packaging Industry Overview
        • Table Packaging Supply & Demand, 2007 – 2022

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