US Demand for Fresh Produce Packaging to Near $7 Billion in 2024

CLEVELAND, April 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A A new Freedonia Group analysis forecasts fresh produce packaging demand to increase 3.7% per year through 2024. Although stronger increases will be limited by relatively slow growth in overall domestic produce output, gains will be driven by:
US Demand for Fresh Produce Packaging to Near $7 Billion in 2024

Rising demand for produce sold in some form of packaging, including pouches, bags, and rigid plastic containers

More intensive use of higher value packaging types that offer convenience and ease-of-use features, superior performance and shelf life, and/or improved environmental footprints

Increasing sales of ready-to-eat (RTE) salads, as well as pre-cut produce such as apple slices, melon spears, and carrot sticks a?? typically sold in tubs, cups, or other rigid plastic containers

Sustainability Remains a Primary Goal for Fresh Produce Packaging SuppliersSustainable packaging is increasingly important across consumer industries, but especially in the fresh produce industry, in part because consumers who purchase such products tend to be environmentally conscious. Additionally, many are accustomed to buying produce in the bulk format common of traditional grocery stores, and the introduction of new or additional produce packaging can be off-putting, especially when it is used with organic produce.Such negative conceptions can be assuaged through use of packaging that is biodegradable, recyclable, or made of bio-based or recycled materials.A Many companies are using environmentally friendly packaging that gives the impression that the purchase is healthful and natural. For example:
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