Reportlinker Adds US Produce Packaging Industry

Jun 29, 2010, 07:00 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

US Produce Packaging Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p091957/US-Produce-Packaging-Industry.html

US demand to reach $4.8 billion in 2014

Demand for produce packaging is projected to reach $4.8 billion in 2014, fueled by a rebound in fresh produce production and growth in consumer spending as the US economy recovers from the recession that began in December 2007. Packaging demand will be further aided by preferences among retailers for display-ready packaging that holds down labor costs and a favorable outlook for fresh-cut, ready-to-eat produce, which offers convenience and tends to use more value-added packaging than bulk produce.

Plastic containers to be fastest growing types

Corrugated boxes will remain the leading produce packaging type through 2014 and beyond. Box demand is projected to increase below the industry average based on more moderate box price increases than in the 2004-2009 period, the maturity of most applications and competition from reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Still, value gains will reflect the increased prevalence of more costly box types such as modular boxes, white-top linerboard boxes and moistureresistant recyclable boxes. Plastic containers will experience the fastest gains among major produce packaging types, propelled by continued favorable growth in berry production and expanding applications for clamshells and other plastic containers with whole and fresh-cut produce, both for retail and foodservice applications. Concerns regarding food safety and security will boost demand for plastic containers with tamper resistance features. Bag and liner demand is expected to increase at a slightly below-average pace as a result of the increasing maturity of the salad market, competition from plastic containers and marginal growth for paper and textile bags. Faster advances for plastic bags will be fueled by growth in the variety of fresh-cut offerings, greater use of resealable and easy opening bags and requirements for value-added modified atmosphere packaging films offering extended shelf life for ready-to-eat produce. Smaller segments such as RPCs and temperature monitoring and traceability systems are expected to experience solid increases.

Fruit, salads to be fastest growing applications

Fruit and salad applications are expected to outpace the overall average. Gains for fruit will be supported by population growth, trends toward healthier eating and the increased availability of ready-to-eat fruit, especially in quick service restaurants and schools. Solid increases in berry production, driven by growing awareness of the cancer-fighting and antiaging properties of berries, will also bode well for related packaging. Advances for salad will decelerate from the pace of the 1999-2009 period due to the growing maturity of the segment. Still, gains will be supported by rising production and the growing presence of ready-to-eat single-portion salads in supermarkets and other retail establishments such as convenience and drug stores. Though expected to increase more slowly, packaging demand in vegetable applications will be helped by a rebound in fresh vegetable production and heightened demand for ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook products, which tend to use more packaging.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1999, 2004, 2009) plus forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by fresh produce packaging type, application and end user. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 46 industry competitors.

INTRODUCTION ix

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Environment 5

Demographic Trends 9

Consumer Income & Spending 11

Retail Trends 13

Food Industry Overview 16

Fresh Produce Industry Trends 18

Production Trends 20

Vegetables 22

Fruit 24

Shipping & Distribution Trends 26

Fresh-Cut Produce Trends 30

Salad 32

Vegetables 34

Fruit 34

Food Packaging Industry Overview 36

Flexible 37

Rigid 38

Raw Material Trends 41

Technology Overview 43

Pricing Trends 45

Environmental Issues 49

Regulatory Considerations 53

III. PACKAGING TYPES 56

General 56

Corrugated Boxes 60

Corrugated Common Footprint Boxes 64

Producers 65

Bags & Liners 67

Plastic 69

Applications 73

Producers 74

Mesh 77

Paper & Textile 80

Plastic Containers 82

Clamshells 84

Tubs, Cups & Bowls 88

Other 91

Trays 93

Other 97

Plastic Film 99

Reusable Plastic Containers 101

Wood Crates 104

Foam Boxes 105

Molded Pulp Baskets 106

All Other 107

IV. APPLICATIONS 110

General 110

Bulk 113

Ready-To-Eat 114

Vegetables 115

Potatoes 117

Lettuce 121

Tomatoes 124

Onions 128

Carrots 130

Mushrooms 133

Celery 135

Cabbage 137

Other 139

Fruit 143

Berries 146

Apples 150

Melons 154

Citrus Fruit 157

Grapes 160

Other 164

Salad 167

Conventional 171

Specialty Mix 171

V. END USERS 173

General 173

Grower/Shippers 176

Repackers 180

Retail Stores & Other 183

VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 186

General 186

Industry Composition 188

Market Share 191

International Paper 193

Smurfit-Stone Container 194

Georgia-Pacific 194

Pactiv 195

Temple-Inland 196

Bemis 197

Sealed Air 197

Packaging Corporation of America 198

Acquisitions & Divestitures 199

Marketing & Distribution 202

Manufacturing 204

Research & Development 205

Competitive Strategies 207

Cooperative Agreements 209

Company Profiles 212

Acme Bag Company 213

AEP Industries Incorporated 214

Alcan Packaging Food Americas, see Bemis

Amcor Limited 216

American Packaging Corporation 218

Ampac Packaging LLC 220

Apio Incorporated, see Landec

Applied Extrusion Technologies 221

Bemis Company Incorporated 222

Berry Plastics Corporation 224

Cady Bag Company LLC 226

Cascades Incorporated 227

Chantler Packaging Incorporated 229

Clear Lam Packaging Incorporated 231

Conwed Plastics LLC, see Leucadia National

Cryovac, see Sealed Air

Curwood Incorporated, see Bemis

D&W Fine Pack 233

Deluxe Packages 236

Diversapack LLC 237

Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 238

Earthcycle Packaging Limited 239

Emerald Packaging Incorporated 241

Georgia-Pacific LLC, see Koch Industries

Honeywell International Incorporated 242

IFCO Systems NV 243

Indian Valley Industries Incorporated 244

Innovia Films Limited 245

International Paper Company 246

IPL Incorporated 249

Keyes Packaging Group Incorporated 251

Koch Industries Incorporated 253

Landec Corporation 256

Leucadia National Corporation 257

Menasha Corporation 259

Milprint Incorporated, see Bemis

Newspring Industrial Corporation, see Pactiv

Norampac Incorporated, see Cascades

ORBIS Corporation, see Menasha

Pacific Agricultural Packaging 262

Packaging Corporation of America 263

Packaging Plus LLC 265

Pactiv Corporation 266

Peninsula Packaging Company 269

Premier Boxboard Limited, see Temple-Inland

Printpack Incorporated 270

PWP Industries, see Pactiv

Rehrig Pacific Company 271

Reynolds Packaging Group 272

Rio Tinto Group 274

Sacramento Bag Manufacturing Company, see Acme Bag

Sambrailo Packaging 275

Schoeller Arca Systems Group BV 277

Sealed Air Corporation 278

Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation 281

Tekni-Plex Incorporated 283

Temple-Inland Incorporated 284

Volm Companies Incorporated 286

Wihuri Oy 288

Wilkinson Industries Incorporated, see D&W Fine Pack

Winpak Limited, see Wihuri

Additional Companies in Produce Packaging 289

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 11

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 13

4 Retail Sales 15

5 Food Shipments 18

6 Fresh Produce Supply & Demand 22

7 Fresh Vegetable Supply & Demand 24

8 Fresh Fruit Supply & Demand 26

9 Fresh-Cut Produce Sales 32

10 Food Packaging Demand 37

11 Selected Produce Packaging Prices 49

SECTION III -- PACKAGING TYPES

1 Produce Packaging Demand by Type & Form 59

2 Corrugated Box Demand in Produce Packaging 63

3 Bag & Liner Demand in Produce Packaging 68

4 Plastic Bag & Liner Demand in Produce Packaging 73

5 Mesh Bag Demand in Produce Packaging 80

6 Paper & Textile Bag Demand in Produce Packaging 82

7 Plastic Container Demand in Produce Packaging 84

8 Clamshell Demand in Produce Packaging 88

9 Tub, Cup & Bowl Demand in Produce Packaging 91

10 Other Plastic Container Demand in Produce Packaging 93

11 Tray Demand in Produce Packaging 97

12 Other Produce Packaging Demand 98

SECTION IV -- APPLICATIONS

1 Produce Packaging Demand by Application & Format 112

2 Fresh Vegetable Packaging Demand by Type & Format 116

3 Potato Packaging Demand 121

4 Lettuce Packaging Demand 124

5 Tomato Packaging Demand 127

6 Onion Packaging Demand 130

7 Carrot Packaging Demand 133

8 Mushroom Packaging Demand 135

9 Celery Packaging Demand 137

10 Cabbage Packaging Demand 138

11 Other Vegetable Packaging Demand 143

12 Fresh Fruit Packaging Demand by Type & Format 145

13 Berry Packaging Demand 150

14 Apple Packaging Demand 154

15 Melon Packaging Demand 157

16 Citrus Fruit Packaging Demand 160

17 Grape Packaging Demand 163

18 Other Fresh Fruit Packaging Demand 167

19 Salad Packaging Demand 170

SECTION V -- END USERS

1 Produce Packaging Demand by End User 175

2 Grower/Shipper Market for Produce Packaging 180

3 Repacker Market for Produce Packaging 183

4 Retail Store & Other Markets for Produce Packaging 185

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Produce Packaging Sales by Company, 2009 190

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 201

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 211

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Produce Industry Flow Chart 29

SECTION III -- PACKAGING TYPES

1 Produce Packaging Demand by Type, 2009 60

2 Bag & Liner Demand in Produce Packaging, 2009 69

SECTION IV -- APPLICATIONS

1 Produce Packaging Demand by Application, 2009 113

2 Fresh Vegetable Packaging Demand by Type, 2009 117

3 Fresh Fruit Packaging Demand by Type, 2009 146

SECTION V -- END USERS

1 Produce Packaging Demand by End User, 2009 176

SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Produce Packaging Market Share, 2009 193

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