Increase of US Demand for Produce Packaging
US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 4.6 % per year to 4.3 billion USD in 2010. Growth will be fueled by trends toward healthier eating and rising demand for fresh-cut, ready-to-eat produce, which offers convenience and tends to use more value-added packaging than bulk produce. Corrugated boxes will remain the leading produce packaging format, above-average prospects are anticipated for plastic containers, and bags and liners. Salad, which accounted for 13 % of produce packaging demand in 2005, will remain the fastest-growing segment of the market. These and other trends are presented in "Produce Packaging", a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry marked research firm.
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