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U.S. produce packaging market to reach $4.7 billion by 2012: study

Demand for produce packaging in the US is forecast to climb 4.2 percent yearly to $4.7 billion in 2012, according t...


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August 29, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

Demand for produce packaging in the US is forecast to climb 4.2 percent yearly to $4.7 billion in 2012, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

The company’s “Produce Packaging” study also predicts growth will outpace overall food packaging and be fueled by increased produce production, growth in consumer spending, trends toward healthier eating and rising demand for fresh-cut produce, which tends to use more value-added packaging than bulk produce.

The study also noted that, although corrugated boxes will remain the leading produce packaging product type through 2012, plastic containers will experience the fastest gains, resulting from continued favorable increases in berry production and expanding applications for clamshells, bowls and other plastic containers in other produce uses, especially ready-to-eat, fresh-cut produce.

For more information on the study, click on this link.

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