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Packaging Industry in the US

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumers show interest in premium products

Despite the recent economic issues putting pressure on budgets, consumers are showing an interest in premium products. Consumers who fared better following the recession see these products as worthwhile for the quality while lower-income consumers see them as an occasional affordable luxury. This has helped mitigate declines faced by pack types commonly associated with premium products, such as glass products and metal tins.

Health products in the spotlight

With a slow but seemingly steady recovery underway, consumers have a renewed interest in products that are health focused. This means a closer inspection of the health claims of various products and a great deal of emphasis by manufacturers on putting the health properties of their products on the front of the package. This has also benefited pack types like liquid cartons that are traditionally seen as being used for fresh products, while hurting metal can sales, which are traditionally seen as being used for heavily preserved products.

New pack types introduced across categories

2012 saw an enormous level of new and incredibly innovative product introductions. Some of these products, like Mio and Tide Pods, look to permanently reshape the categories they are being introduced into. These products also come with pack types that are uncommon in their categories as well, with distinctive designs intended to help make the new products stand out from the old. Although the packaging used for these new products are very different in size and function, for the most part they have largely come in flexible, rigid plastic, and liquid carton packaging.

Sustainability continues to be a concern

Manufacturers continue to focus on creating more sustainable packaging as consumer concerns about the environment strengthen. This has led to a great deal of innovation in plastics to make them more renewable and use less overall material. While this primarily affects beverage products, home care manufacturers have also begun to follow a similar trend.

Average pack sizes shrink

As consumers continue to flock to urban areas, the overall sizes of their living areas have started to shrink. Therefore, smaller and easier-to- store products are in strong demand, and manufacturers are responding with smaller packaging. Products in smaller packaging also carry the benefit of being more portable and useful for on-the-go consumption, which has become very important to consumers. In addition, these smaller packages carry a cheaper price point, making them seem more appealing to consumers, despite the overall increase in price by volume.

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Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Packaging industry in USA with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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If you're in the Packaging industry in USA, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Packaging in USA market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the retail unit volume of the packaging market in USA?
  • What are the major pack types and how are they performing in USA?
  • Have there been any packaging legislative changes over the past 12 months?
  • How has the packaging industry been affected by the recession?
  • How are consumption trends impacting the packaging landscape?
  • What have been the key trends seen in new packaging developments?
  • How important is sustainability in packaging to consumers in USA?

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Packaging market research database.

Table of Contents

Packaging in the US - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

KEY TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS

Pack sizes continue to shrink

Sustainability continues to be a focus of manufacturers

Innovative new products produce innovative new packaging

Convenience drives growth in packaging

Consumers opt for products that appear to be healthier

Premium products see growth

PACKAGING LEGISLATION

FDA takes over tobacco regulation, passes strict rules

GMO

Bisphenol A (BPA) becomes a growing target of critics; some states have banned it

Plastic bags

Soda Ban

RECYCLING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Recycling rates remain steady as total waste increases

Paper-based packaging is frequently recycled

Plastic recycling rates decline as unit volumes increase

Rising steel price provides an incentive for recycling

Glass recycling efforts improve with marketing campaign

Recycling efforts increase as knowledge of sustainability increases

  • Table 1 Overview of Packaging Recycling and Recovery in the US 2009/2010 and Targets for 2011
  • Table 2 Overview of Packaging Waste and Recovery in the US in 2010

PACKAGING DESIGN AND LABELLING

Packaging becomes more honest

Children a focus for packaging

Bilingual becomes more common

Packaging in the US - Company Profiles

Amcor PET Packaging USA Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 1 Amcor PET Packaging USA Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 2 Amcor Ltd: Operational Indicators*

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 3 Major End-use Markets for Amcor PET Packaging USA Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

AptarGroup Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 4 AptarGroup Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 5 AptarGroup Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 6 Major End-use Markets for AptarGroup Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Ball Corp in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 7 Ball Corp: Key Facts
  • Summary 8 Ball Corp: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 9 Major End-use Markets for Ball Corp by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Bemis Co Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 10 Bemis Co Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 11 Bemis Co Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 12 Major End-use Markets for Bemis Co Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Crown Holdings Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 13 Crown Holdings Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 14 Crown Holdings Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 15 Major End-use Markets for Crown Holdings Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Graphic Packaging Holding Co in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 16 Graphic Packaging: Key Facts
  • Summary 17 Graphic Packaging: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 18 Major End-use Markets for Graphic Packaging by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

MeadWestvaco Corp (MWV) in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 19 MWV: Key Facts
  • Summary 20 MWV: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 21 Major End-use Markets for MWV by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Owens-Illinois Inc (O-I) in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 22 O-I: Key Facts
  • Summary 23 O-I: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 24 Major End-use Markets for O-I by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Rexam Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 25 Rexam Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 26 Rexam PLC: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 27 Major End-use Markets for Rexam Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Silgan Holdings Inc in Packaging Industry (USA)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 28 Silgan Holdings Inc: Key Facts
  • Summary 29 Silgan Holdings Inc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

  • Summary 30 Major End-use Markets for Silgan Holdings Inc by Pack Type 2011

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

Closures in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 3 Ranking of Major Closure Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Flexible Packaging in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 4 Ranking of Major Flexible Packaging Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Glass Packaging in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

RETURNABLES

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 5 Ranking of Major Glass Packaging Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Liquid Cartons in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 6 Ranking of Major Liquid Cartons Packaging Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Metal Packaging in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 7 Ranking of Major Metal Packaging Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Paper-based Containers in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 8 Ranking of Major Paper-based Container Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Rigid Plastic Packaging in US - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

RETURNABLES

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Table 9 Ranking of Major Rigid Plastic Packaging Companies 2011

PROSPECTS

Segmentation

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  • Packaging

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