Dairy Packaging Market - Segmented by Material (Plastic, Paper, Glass), Product (Milk, Yogurt, Cheese), Package Type (Pouches, Bags and Wraps), and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The global dairy packaging market was valued at USD 18.76 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach a value of USD 24.52 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 4.61% during 2018-2023. The scope of the market covers dairy products cheese, milk, yogurt and frozen dairy products.
The growing availability of packaged dairy products through various retailing channels, due to the rising population and changing diets, with an increasing consumer preference toward protein-based products, is expected to drive the adoption of dairy-based packaging across the world. Further, dairy manufacturers are also focusing on capturing a share in the global dairy trade, through best-in-class international export and local production capabilities, which has fueled the availability and demand for dairy-based products. However, environmental legislations are expected to hinder the future development of dairy production as the greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy activities make up a considerable share of the total emissions in some countries, and any changes in related policies could affect dairy production.
Growing Demand for Convenient Products
The growing culture of healthy snacking, higher consumption of ready-to-eat foods, and the rise in online and mobile shopping is altering the way food is being purchased and consumed. This coupled with the changing consumer lifestyles to more health conscious eating, is driving the demand for packaged food products with an extended shelf-life and sterility. Dairy manufactures have continued to market cheese, as a nutritious products in the forms of natural cheese, organic cheese, and cheese made from high-quality milk, while also addressing consumer health concerns. Thus, dry dairy products are at the forefront of these trends.
United States to Drive the Market in North America
A recent study revealed that around 94% of consumers’, snack at least once a day in the United States, while more than 50% of the consumers are likely to snack two to three times a day. Among these, refrigerated snacks, such as, yogurt, cheese snacks, and pudding have witnessed increased consumption in the past decade. A majority of these consumers also use snacks as meal replacements. Further, hectic lifestyles, coupled with the health and wellness concerns, are driving these changes in eating patterns of the American diet. Food suppliers are focusing on the possibilities of producing innovative snacks with healthy profiles. These suppliers are counting on dairy ingredients, such as, cheese, whey proteins, and yogurt to supply the overall functional health benefits to the consumers. All these trends are expected to fuel the growth of the dairy packaging market in the United States.
Plastic to Hold a Major Market Share
Plastic packaging has become ubiquitous across the globe, due to its significant advantages over its counterparts, like paper, glass, and metal. The ability to meet diverse design requirements, from standard plastic containers to a unique custom-made value-added packaging, has rendered plastics as the preferred form of packaging. The increasing demand for tamper-evident and child-resistant packaging makes plastic-based packaging an attractive choice for dairy-based products. Growing demand for longer shelf life of dairy products, such as, yogurt, cream, and cheese, is driving the demand plastic-based lidding, containers and films as they offer an improved shelf life and enhanced barrier properties compared to traditional packaging. Manufacturers of dairy products are focusing on personalization of products to engage customers and meet expectations for a diverse range of dairy products. This has driven the adoption of plastic-based packaging for dairy products.
Major Players: Amcor Limited, Ball Corporation, Bemis Company, Berry Global Group, Winpak Ltd, International Paper, Sealed Air, Stora Enso Oyj, Schur Flexibles Holding GesmbH, and Greiner Packaging International GmbH, among others.
Key Developments in the Market
January 2018 -Amcor has pledged to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025 and has also planned to focus on significantly increasing its use of recycled materials, driving more recycling of packaging around the world. This commitment is aimed at establishing the company as a leader in recyclable packaging.
November 2017 - Berry Global Group acquired Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation for USD 475 million. The company is aimed at expanding the Berry’s footprint by leveraging Clopay’s markets across the globe with locations in the United States, Germany, Brazil, and China.
February 2017 -Mondi group acquired Excelsior Technologies with the aim to develop their consumer packaging business in high-growth product applications and enhance their food packaging offerings.
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