Food Packaging (Flexible and Rigid) Market Report in United States 2021-2025 –

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This study examines the US food packaging market, including rigid and flexible packaging. The scope of this study differs from that of the previous report on food containers in that all flexible packaging products are now included.

The products covered in this report are broadly divided into flexible and rigid categories.

Rigid packaging includes plastic, paper and cardboard, metal and glass types and comes in the following formats:

  • Containers (including bottles, jars, jugs, cups, jars, shells, split containers, blister packs, canisters, egg cartons, buckets, tubes)

  • Boxes and cartons (including corrugated and cardboard boxes, folding boxes, assembly boxes, aseptic boxes, gable boxes, foam boxes, metal boxes)

  • Other rigid packaging (including trays, bowls, pans, sleeves and other rigid packaging that does not fully contain the food product)

Soft packaging includes:

  • Pouches (e.g. pillow, stand-up and side seal)

  • Bags, bags and liners

  • Packaging (including overwrap, shrink wrap, stretch wrap and foil wrap)

  • Other flexible packaging (including brick packs, chubs, lidding, dividers, liners, skin packaging)

Retail and commercial food packaging is included, but bulk packaging for shipment to other food processors is excluded.

In addition, demand is segmented by material:

  • Plastic (including bioplastics)

  • Paper and cardboard

  • Metal, mainly steel and aluminum

  • Glass

  • Small volume materials

    • Molded wood pulp

    • Mesh

    • Drink

    • Cellulose

    • Textiles (including nonwovens)

    • Sugar cane

    • Bamboo

    • Ceramic

    • wheat straw

In addition, demand can be segmented by food formats:

  • Fresh/chilled

  • Frozen

  • Canned

  • Dried/dehydrated

The data is also segmented by applications for packaging, which include:

  • Meat, poultry and seafood (excludes meat substitute foods, such as plant-based burger patties)

    • Meat (e.g. beef, veal, pork, lamb)

    • Poultry (eg chicken, turkey, goose, duck)

    • Seafood (all fish and shellfish)

  • Fresh produce (for example, vegetables, fruit and salad)

  • Ready meals :

    • Dinners

    • Pasta and rice dishes

    • Pizza

    • Potato dishes

    • Soups and stews

    • Other prepared foods (main courses, prepared meats such as fried chicken, prepared salads, sandwiches, appetizers, dips, sushi, puddings and parfaits)

    • Excluded from this category are basic cooking ingredients not combined with other foods and foods that require more preparation than heating or that require the addition of other ingredients

  • Dairy products (for example, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, butter, margarine, coffee creamer, sour cream)

  • Baked goods (for example, cookies, crackers, rolls, bagels, cookies, tortillas, cakes, pies, donuts, pastries)

  • Sauces, condiments, dressings, dips, jams, jellies, preserves

  • Processed fruits and vegetables (including dried beans and legumes)

  • Salty snacks (eg, potato chips, tortilla chips/tortilla chips, pretzels, prepared popcorn, snack nuts, jerky)

  • Candy and confectionery (eg, chocolate and non-chocolate candy, chewing gum, snack bars, cough drops)

  • other meals

    • Baby foods, including formula

    • Breakfast cereals

    • Dried coffee and tea (excluding ready-to-drink products)

    • Eggs

    • Fats and oils: cooking oils, salad oils, lard and shortening

    • Frozen prepared breakfast foods such as sausage biscuits or waffles

    • Grain products not mixed with other ingredients: flour, cornmeal, rice, pasta

    • Meal replacements and protein powders

    • Meat substitutes

    • Pancake and waffle mixes

    • Soft drink syrups and concentrates

    • Spices and seasonings

    • Sweeteners and syrups

For products packaged in combination formats such as a tray of peppers enclosed in a pillow bag, the value of each package type is counted separately and included in each respective product segment.

Historical data (2010, 2015 and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 are presented for food packaging demand in current dollar value (including inflation); demand data by market is presented in current dollars. “Demand” (or sales) is defined as all shipments from US factories, plus imports minus exports.

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