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US Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging Market

  • April 2015
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US demand to approach $11 billion in 2019

Demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is forecast to approach $11.0 billion in 2019. Advances will be driven by population gains; increased meat, poultry, and seafood production; and export opportunities. In addition, demand will be supported by continued favorable growth for prepared foods, items in smaller and more convenient sizes, and packaging formats that make food prepa-ration easier and faster. Demographic trends such as smaller household sizes, an expanding elderly population, and high numbers of households where all adults work will strengthen demand for single portion and other smaller-sized products, as well as processed and ready-to-eat convenience oriented products.
The significant shift to case-ready pack-aging among grocery retailers as a means to reduce labor costs and reduce food waste will also drive value gains, as case-ready formats typically utilize more costly trays and high barrier films. Addi-tional underlying growth factors will be the importance of packaging in the mer-chandising of protein products, and the need for packaging designed to provide longer shelf life and user friendliness in terms of preparation, resealability, and storage.

Flexible packaging to outpace rigid packaging

Flexible packaging demand growth will outpace that of rigid packaging as a result of solid prospects for pouches and high barrier film. Pouch demand will benefit from expanded usage with processed meats such as deli meats, bacon, pep¬peroni, sausages, and refrigerated cooked meat and poultry products. Stand-up pouches will also increasingly be used in frozen meat, poultry, and seafood appli-cations based on advantages including large billboard space, light weight, and reduced material use. Opportunities for high barrier film will be driven by the prevalence of case-ready meats and on-going requirements for high performance multilayer films for a variety of fresh and processed meat and poultry items, mainly those that need long term protection.
Among rigid packaging products, plastic containers will register the fastest gains, benefiting from the growing range of prepared meat and poultry items in supermarkets, warehouse club stores, and other retail locations. Good opportunities are also anticipated in processed meat applications as a result of the use of resealable tubs with lunch meats and other processed items such as chilled or frozen barbecue meats. Corrugated boxes are by far the largest rigid container used in meat, poultry, and seafood packaging. Box demand will be supported by pro-duction volume increases, continuing requirements for shipping boxes, and the use of higher value moisture resistant boxes and/or modular boxes for case-ready meats.

Ready-to-eat segment to be fastest growing market

The relatively smaller ready-to-eat market will log the fastest increases, driven by the growing range of prepared foods in the retail sector. Demand in the fresh and frozen market will be supported by the increasing presence of case-ready and modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh meat, poultry, and seafood. In the processed market, demand will be aided by product development efforts toward higher margin items offering convenience (e.g., precooked bacon, fully cooked grilled chicken, and products that can be cooked in their packaging) as well as a wider variety of flavors.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging presents historical demand data (2004, 2009, 2014) as well as forecasts (2019, 2024) by technology, raw material, product, application, and market. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 35 US players.

Table Of Contents

US Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ix
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Demographic and Household Trends 10
Consumer Income and Spending 13
Food Industry Overview 16
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Industry Overview 19
Meat 22
Poultry 26
Seafood 29
Packaging Industry Overview 32
Paper 35
Plastic 36
Metal 37
Glass and Wood 38
Regulatory and Related Issues 39
Pricing Trends 43
International Activity 48
III. TECHNOLOGY and RAW MATERIALS 52
Technologies 52
Modified Atmosphere Packaging 53
Case-Ready 56
Systems 59
Producers 62
Vacuum Packaging 63
Active and Intelligent Packaging 67
Moisture Control Packaging 69
Oxygen Scavengers 69
Smart Labels 71
Other Active and Intelligent Packaging 73
Retort Packaging 76
Raw Materials 79
Plastic 79
Paper 84
Metal 86
Other Raw Materials 88
IV. PRODUCTS 90
General 90
Rigid Packaging 93
Corrugated Boxes 96
Trays 101
Folding Cartons 106
Plastic Containers 110
Metal Cans 115
Paperboard Sleeves 120
Other Rigid Packaging 123
Flexible Packaging 126
Plastic Film 129
High Barrier 134
Other Films 136
Bags 138
Types 140
Producers 143
Pouches 145
Markets 147
Producers 149
Paper and Foil 150
Packaging Accessories 153
Labels 154
Interactive Labels 157
Label Producers 160
Other Packaging Accessories 161
V. APPLICATIONS and MARKETS 165
Applications 165
Meat 168
Rigid Packaging 172
Flexible Packaging 175
Packaging Accessories 177
Poultry 178
Rigid Packaging 181
Flexible Packaging 184
Packaging Accessories 188
Seafood 189
Rigid Packaging 193
Flexible Packaging 195
Packaging Accessories 197
Markets 198
Fresh and Frozen 201
Rigid Packaging 204
Flexible Packaging 206
Packaging Accessories 208
Processed 210
Rigid Packaging 214
Flexible Packaging 217
Packaging Accessories 219
Ready-to-Eat 220
Rigid Packaging 222
Flexible Packaging 224
Packaging Accessories 225
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 226
General 226
Market Share 230
Acquisitions and Divestitures 237
Competitive Strategies 241
Manufacturing 244
Marketing and Distribution 247
Cooperative Agreements 250
Company Profiles 253
AEP Industries Incorporated 255
Anchor Packaging Incorporated 256
Ardagh Group SA 258
Atlas Holdings LLC 260
Bagcraft Papercon, see Novolex
Ball Corporation 262
Bemis Company Incorporated 263
Berry Plastics Corporation 267
Boise, see Packaging of America
Bomarko Incorporated 270
Cascades Incorporated 271
Cascades Sonoco, see Cascades and Sonoco Products
Clysar LLC 275
Conwed Plastics, see Leucadia National
Coveris Holdings SA 276
Crown Holdings Incorporated 278
Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex
Dow Chemical Company 280
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 282
Exopack Holdings Sarl, see Coveris Holdings
Exxon Mobil Corporation 285
Fortune Plastics, see Novolex
Genpak, see Pattison (Jim) Group
Georgia-Pacific, see Koch Industries
Graphic Packaging Holding Company 287
Hilex Poly, see Novolex
Honeywell International Incorporated 289
Innovia Films Limited 291
InterFlex Group Incorporated 292
International Paper Company 294
Klöckner Pentaplast Group 296
Koch Industries Incorporated 298
Leucadia National Corporation 301
Maritime Paper Products Partnership, see Cascades
MeadWestvaco Corporation 303
Mondi Group 305
Norampac, see Cascades
NOVIPAX, see Atlas Holdings
Novolex 307
Pac Paper, see Novolex
Packaging Corporation of America 309
Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Pattison (Jim) Group 311
Presto Products, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Printpack Incorporated 313
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 315
Robbie Manufacturing Incorporated 318
Rock-Tenn Company 319
Sealed Air Corporation 322
Silgan Holdings Incorporated 325
Sonoco Products Company 328
Star Packaging, see InterFlex Group
Tekni-Plex Incorporated 330
Van Can, see Silgan Holdings
Vector Packaging Incorporated 331
Wihuri Oy 333
Winpak, see Wihuri
Other Companies in the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging
Industry 336

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population and Households 13
3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 16
4 Food Shipments 19
5 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Consumption 22
6 Meat Shipments 26
7 Poultry Shipments 29
8 Seafood Supply and Demand 32
9 Packaging Supply and Demand 35
10 Prices for Selected Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 48
SECTION III -- TECHNOLOGY and RAW MATERIALS
1 Modified Atmosphere Packaging Demand in Meat, Poultry,
and Seafood Packaging 56
2 Case-Ready Packaging Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 59
3 Vacuum Packaging Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 67
4 Active and Intelligent Packaging Demand in Meat, Poultry, and
Seafood Packaging 68
5 Retort Packaging Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 78
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand by Type 93
2 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Rigid Packaging Demand by Type 95
3 Corrugated Box Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 101
4 Tray Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 106
5 Folding Carton Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 110
6 Plastic Container Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 115
7 Metal Can Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 120
8 Paperboard Sleeve Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 123
9 Other Rigid Container Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 126
10 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Flexible Packaging Demand
by Type 128
11 Plastic Film Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 134
12 Bag Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 140
13 Pouch Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 147
14 Paper and Foil Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 152
15 Packaging Accessories Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Packaging 153
16 Label Demand in Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging 157
17 Other Packaging Accessories Demand in Meat, Poultry,
and Seafood Packaging 164
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS and MARKETS
1 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand by Application 167
2 Meat Packaging Demand by Type and Market 171
3 Poultry Packaging Demand by Type and Market 180
4 Seafood Packaging Demand by Type and Market 192
5 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand by Market 200
6 Fresh and Frozen Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand 203
7 Processed Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand 213
8 Ready-to-Eat Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand 221
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Sales
by Company, 2014 229
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 240
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 252

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- TECHNOLOGY and RAW MATERIALS
1 Packaging Technologies as a Percentage of Meat, Poultry,
and Seafood Packaging, 2004-2024 53
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Rigid Packaging Demand
by Type, 2014 96
2 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Flexible Packaging Demand
by Type, 2014 129
SECTION V -- APPLICATIONS and MARKETS
1 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand
by Application, 2014 167
2 Meat Packaging Demand by Type, 2014 172
3 Poultry Packaging Demand by Type, 2014 181
4 Seafood Packaging Demand by Type, 2014 193
5 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand
by Market, 2014 201
6 Fresh and Frozen Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand
by Type, 2014 204
7 Processed Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand
by Type, 2014 214
8 Ready-to-Eat Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Demand
by Type, 2014 222
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Packaging Market Share, 2014 231

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