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Produce Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

Produce Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

About Produce Packaging

The term produce refers to farm produced goods, such as fruits, vegetables, and other crops. Produce consists of fresh farm products that are mostly sold near the area where they are harvested and processed; these products include salad kits and blends of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh produce is usually packaged in corrugated boxes, bags and liners, plastic containers, and trays. The packaging of the produce is based on its physical properties. With the increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, and growing consumption of fresh cut salads, there is an increase in demand for produce packaging in North America.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the produce packaging market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 3.78% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the produce packaging market in North America for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • US
Technavio's report, Produce Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amcor
  • Bemis Company
  • Berry
  • International Paper
  • Mondi
  • Sealed Air
  • Smurfit Kappa Group
Market driver
  • Demand for increased shelf life of fresh produce
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Active and smart packaging
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Produce Packaging Market in North America 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the produce packaging market in North America: Amcor, Bemis Company, Berry, International Paper, Mondi, Sealed Air, and Smurfit Kappa Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is active and smart packaging. The main aim of active and smart packaging is to increase the shelf life of food, while at the same time ensure microbial safety and maintain nutritional quality. For instance, NeoSteam packaging from Mondi provides active packaging with scavengers. Active packaging is becoming popular and will witness extensive use in the future.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is demand for increased shelf life of fresh produce. Shelf life extension is one of the main aims of the produce packaging industry. A large amount of food is wasted before it can be consumed. Supermarkets and other grocery retailers dispose loads of good food every day. Vegetable and fruit processors can also reduce their costs by extending the shelf life. At present, most processors must pick and harvest their crops as quickly as they can and then ship it to the markets by the quickest route possible. An increased shelf life will allow them to plan their labor usage efficiently and ship the products via cheaper modes of transportation. Vegetables and fruits are shipped across the world; many are grown in the warmer parts of the world like North Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is volatility in raw material prices. The volatility in the prices of raw materials is a major challenge faced by the vendors in the produce packaging industry. The popular raw materials used are paper for corrugated fiberboards and oil-based derivatives. The increasing fluctuation in the demand and supply for these raw materials during the past few years has led to a significant variation in their prices. The prices of pulp were high during 2014-2015, with the average price of pulp reaching $832.02 in July 2014. In the past two years, the prices have trended downwards. The prices for wood fiber in the pulp industry have fallen in the US, with greatest declines in the northeastern and northwestern parts of the country, where prices have fallen by around 10%-15%.

Companies Mentioned

Amcor, Bemis Company, Berry, International Paper, Mondi, Sealed Air, and Smurfit Kappa Group.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market Landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Produce packaging market in North America
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing - 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Produce packaging market in North America - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Produce packaging market in North America - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
    • Table Five forces analysis 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Packaging for fruits - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Fruits - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Major fruits imported and types of packaging
      • Table Fruits - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Packaging for vegetables - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Vegetables - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Vegetables - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Major vegetables imported and types of packaging
    • Packaging for other produce - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Types of salads and packaging options
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Produce packaging market in North America - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • US - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table US - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Rise in fresh produce imports into the US (1,000 MT)
      • Table US - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Canada - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Canada - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Popular fruits production (tons) and packaging
      • Table Canada - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Mexico - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Mexico - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Imports and exports of fresh produce and types of packaging
      • Table Mexico - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Benefits of using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Producer price index for pulp, paper, and allied products 2009-2017
  • Market trends
    • Modified atmosphere packaging
    • Active and smart packaging
    • On-the-go snacking options in fruits and vegetables
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitor scenario
    • Amcor
      • Table Amcor: Business segmentation by revenue 2017 (% share)
    • Bemis Company
      • Table Bemis Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Berry
      • Table Berry: Product offerings under each business segment
      • Table Berry: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • International Paper
      • Table International Paper: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (excluding corporate and intersegment sales) (% share)
    • Mondi
      • Table Mondi: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Sealed Air
      • Table Sealed Air: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Sealed Air: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% revenue)
    • Smurfit Kappa Group
      • Table Smurfit Kappa: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor overview
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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