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Market Trends: Disposable Food Storage Products

Although general household storage has seen much in the way of innovation in the past years, the disposable food storage segment ,has struggled to sustain excitement in a market that has extremely high consumer penetration but deteriorating sales. Food bags, disposable containers, plastic wraps and foils are not the sexiest products but they are arguably among the most useful of home storage products . So why was the disposable food storage market on a continuous downslide from 2001 to 2004? Can the school-time staple, the sandwich bag, stop the free-fall by positioning itself on alternative storage uses?

Market Trend: Disposable Food Storage Products is an all new Packaged Facts report that examines the state of the U.S. market, including an analysis of sales and share data, consumer usage, brand preference, new products and factors and trends that will fuel future growth.

Introducing Market Trends
Market Trends is the latest product line from Packaged Facts. These timely, compact reports offer insight and analysis into new product trends, demographic shifts, and consumer behaviors that affect the food, beverage and consumer goods industries.

Report Methodology
The information in Market Trend: Disposable Food Storage Products is obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research data is provided by Simmons Market Research Bureau (consumer buying and usage data), Information Resources Inc. (market share data), and ProductScan (new product introduction data). Secondary research data has been obtained from trade association publications, business and medical journals, company literature and websites, databases, and investment reports.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Market Trend: Disposable Food Storage Products offers unique perspective on the market. No other market research report provides the analysis and trends coverage that Packaged Facts offers. Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company wants to get a head’s up on the trends that will be driving the disposable food storage products market, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the factors that influence the development of this market.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for new product introductions.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in these segments and related segments to understand consumer mindset and to develop consumer messaging for these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


Chapter 1 Executive Summary

  • Report Scope and Methodology
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Definition
  • Market Size
    • Market Size and Growth
    • Figure 1-1 Retail Sales of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000- 2004
    • Market Composition
    • Figure 1-2 Disposable Food Storage Products Market Share, 2004 (%)

  • Market Overview
    • Food Bags
    • Figure 1-3 IRI-Tracked Sales of Food Bags, 2000-2004
    • Containers
    • Figure 1-4 IRI-Tracked Sales of Containers, 2000-2004
    • Foils and Wraps
    • Figure 1-5 IRI-Tracked Sales of Foils and Wraps, 2000-2004

  • Marketers
    • Table 1-1 Top 5 Marketers of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000- 2004
    • Sandwich/Freezer/Food Storage Bags
    • Brands
    • Table 1-2 Top 5 Brands of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000- 2004
    • Consumer
    • Figure 1-6 Consumer Usage of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2004 (%)
    • Outlook
    • Figure 1-7 Projected Retail Sales for Disposable Food Storage Products, 2004-2009

Chapter 2 Market and Trends

  • Product Definition
  • Food Bags
  • Containers
  • Wraps and Foils
  • Market Size
    • Market Overview
    • Figure 2-1 Retail Sales of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000- 2004
    • Market Structure
    • Figure 2-2 Disposable Food Storage Products Market Share, 2004 (%)
    • Market Segments
    • Table 2-1 IRI-Tracked Sales of Disposable Food Storage Products by Category, 2000- 2004
    • Food Bags
    • Table 2-2 IRI-Tracked Sales of Food Storage Bags, 2000-2004
    • Containers
    • Table 2-3 IRI-Tracked Sales of Food Containers, 2000-2004
    • Aluminum Foils and Plastic Wraps
    • Table 2-4 IRI-Tracked Sales of Foil and Wraps, 2000-2004

  • Factors Affecting Future Growth
    • New Product Features
    • Convenience
    • Multi-functionality
    • Dining Out
    • Retail Sandwich Trend
    • Flexible Packaging Prospects
    • Rising Gasoline Prices
    • Advertising
    • Table 2-5 Top Product Launches by Consumer Awareness, 2004
    • Table 2-6 Top Five New Products Purchased in 2004
    • Food Manufacturers and Services Business
    • In-house Packaging
    • Environment-friendly Products
    • Entertaining

  • New Product Introductions
    • Table 2-5 2004 New Food Storage Bag Products
    • Table 2-6 2004 New Container Products
    • Table 2-7 2004 New Plastic Wrap Products

  • Market Forecast Figure 2-3 Projected Retail Sales for Reusable/Disposable Containers, 2004-2009

Chapter 3 Marketers

  • Overview
  • Table 3-1 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Disposable Food Storage Products Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Food Storage Bags (Food, Sandwich and Freezer Bags)
  • Top Marketers
  • Table 3-2 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top 10 Food Storage Bag Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-3 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top 10 Food Storage Bag Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Top Brands
  • Table 3-4 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top 10 Food Storage Bag Brands, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-5 IRI-Tracked Share of Top 10 Food Storage Bag Brands, 2000-2004
  • Containers
  • Top Marketers
  • Table 3-6 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Container Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Market Share of Top Marketers of Food Containers
  • Table 3-7 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top Food Container Marketers,
  • 2000-2004, (%)
  • Top Brands
  • Table 3-8 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Food Container Brands, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-9 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top Container Brands, 2000-2004
  • Aluminum Foils
  • Top Marketers
  • Table 3-10 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top 5 Aluminum Foil Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-11 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top 5 Aluminum Foil Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Top Brands
  • Table 3-12 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Aluminum Foil Brands, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-13 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top 10 Aluminum Foil Brands, 2000-2004, (%)
  • Top Marketers
  • Table 3-14 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Plastic Wrap Marketers, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-15 IRI-Tracked Share of Top Plastic Wrap Marketers, 2000-2004, (%)
  • Top Brands
  • Table 3-16 IRI-Tracked Sales of Top Plastic Wrap Brands, 2000-2004
  • Table 3-17 IRI-Tracked Market Share of Top 10 Plastic Wrap Brands, 2000-2004, (%)

Chapter 4 Company Profiles

  • SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Figure 4-1 IRI-Tracked Sales of SC Johnson Disposable Food Storage Products 2000-2004
  • Figure 4-2 Sales Distribution of SC Johnson & Son Food Bags, Containers and Plastic Wraps, 2004 (%)

  • Reynolds Food Packaging
    • Overview
    • Highlights
    • Figure 4-3 IRI-Tracked Sales of Reynolds Food Packaging Disposable Food Storage Products 2000-2004
    • Figure 4-4 Sales Distribution of Reynolds Food Packaging Food Storage Products, 2004

  • Clorox Company
    • Overview
    • Figure 4-5 IRI-Tracked Sales of Clorox Disposable Food Storage Products 2000-2004
    • Figure 4-6 Sales Distribution of Clorox’s Plastic Wraps, Containers and Food Bags, 2004 (%)

  • Pactiv Corporation
    • Overview
    • Figure 4-7 IRI-Tracked Sales of Pactiv Corporation Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000-2004

  • Tilia, Inc.
    • Overview
    • Highlights
    • Performance Analysis
    • Figure 4-11 IRI-Tracked Sales of Tilia Inc Disposable Food Storage Products 2000-2004

  • Bradshaw International Inc.
    • Overview
    • Performance Analysis
    • Figure 4-13 IRI-Tracked Sales of Bradshaw International Inc. Disposable Food Storage Products, 2000-2004

    Chapter 5 The Consumer

    • Simmons Survey
    • Overview
    • Table 5-1 U.S. Adult Users of Disposable Food Storage Products, 2004
    • Plastic Food Storage Bags
    • Table 5-2 Demographic Profile of U.S. Adult Users of Plastic Food Storage Bags, 2004
    • Table 5-3 U.S. Adult Users for Types of Plastic Food Storage Bags, 2004
    • Consumers Prefer Zip-Top Closures
    • Table 5-4 Preference for Plastic Food Storage Bags, by Closure Type, 2004
    • Table 5-5 Consumer Profile: Fold Top, Twist Tie, Zip Top, 2004
    • Table 5-6 Consumer Profile: Freezer, Sandwich, Storage Bags
    • It’s in the Bag for Ziplock
    • Figure 5-1 Favored Brands - Food Storage Bags, 2004 (%)
    • Table 5-7 Consumer Profile: Ziplock, Glad and Store Brand Food Storage Bags
    • Table 5-8 Consumer Profile: Hefty and Other Storage Bags
    • Consumers Typically Use 3-5 Food Bags in a Week
    • Table 5-9 Frequency of Use: Plastic Freezer Sandwich/Food Bags, 2004
    • Disposable Food Containers
    • Table 5-10 Demographic Profile of U.S. Adult Users of Disposable Food Storage Containers, 2004
    • Consumers Get Glad
    • Figure 5-2 Favored Brands - Disposable Food Containers, 2004 (%)
    • Table 5-11 Consumer Profile: Gladware, Ziplock, Store Brands, Other Brands
    • African Americans, Large Households Use More Containers
    • Table 5-12 Frequency of Disposable Food Storage Containers
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Table 5-13 Demographic Profile of U.S. Adult Users of Aluminum Foils, 2004
    • Regular Weight Foil Is Preferred
    • Table 5-14 Foil Usage By Type (Regular Weight vs. Heavy Duty)
    • Table 5-15 Consumer Profile: Regular vs. Heavy Weight Aluminum Foil
    • Reynolds Brand - No Competition
    • Figure 5-3 Favored Brands - Aluminum Foil Brands (%)
    • Table 5-16 Frequency of Use: Aluminum Foil, 2004
    • Table 5-17 Consumer Profile: Reynolds, Store and Other Brand and Diamond Foils
    • Plastic Wraps
    • Table 5-18 Demographic Profile of U.S. Adult Users of Plastic Wraps, 2004
    • Glad Wrap Clings to a Preference Lead
    • Figure 5-4 U.S. Consumers Favoring Use of Plastic Wraps (%), 2004
    • Table 5-19 Consumer Profile: Glad, Reynolds, Handi-Wrap and Store Brand Plastic Wraps
    • Table 5-20 Consumer Profile: Saran Classic, Freezloc and Saran Cling Plus Brands
    • Typical Consumer Uses 2 Rolls Every Six Months
    • Table 5-21 Frequency of Use: Plastic Wrap, 2004

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