U.S. Fruit Packaging Market, By Fruit Type (Banana, Apple, Berries, Grapes, Orange, Tropical Fruits, Pomegranate and Others), Material Type (Plastic, Paper, Molded Fiber/Pulp, Wood and Others), Product Type (Rigid Packaging, Flexible Packaging, and Others), Application (Retailing, Transportation, Food Services and Others), Distribution Channel (Direct and Indirect), Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Market Analysis and Size
Fruit and vegetable packaging is a farm practice that involves taking fresh crops from the field to the customer. Since all fruits and vegetables are perishable crops, choosing the right packaging for fruits and vegetables is crucial for farmers to survive in the market. The main function of packaging is to maintain fruits and vegetables in order to maintain their quality and extend their storage life.
The fruit packaging is highly beneficial used for convenient and flexible packaging. Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the fruit packaging is expected to reach the value of USD 17,037.19 million by the year 2029, at a CAGR of 1.8% during the forecast period. Banana accounts for the most prominent fruit type segment in the respective market owing to rising e-commerce, courier, and fruit delivery services. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and climate chain scenario.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Million Units, Pricing in USD
By Fruit Type (Banana, Apple, Berries, Grapes, Orange, Tropical Fruits, Pomegranate and Others), Material Type (Plastic, Paper, Molded Fiber/Pulp, Wood and Others), Product Type (Rigid Packaging, Flexible Packaging, and Others), Application (Retailing, Transportation, Food Services and Others), Distribution Channel (Direct and Indirect)
Market Players Covered
Mondi, DS Smith, Amcor plc, Packaging Corporation of America, International Paper, Smurfit Kappa, Sealed Air, Sonoco Products Company, WestRock Company, and Huhtamaki among others
Bags, containers, and boxes made up of wood, plastic, and paper among others are the predominant material for fruit and vegetable consumer packaging. Besides the very low material costs, automated bagging machines further reduce packing costs. Film bags are clear, allowing for easy inspection of the contents, and readily accept high-quality graphics.
- According to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of the FDA, food Labeling web pages address the labeling requirements for foods under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its amendments. Food labeling is required for most prepared and raw food items including fruits and vegetables. This act issued regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, the identity of the commodity, and the name and place of business of the products.
- According to FDA (The Food and Drug Administration), every container in which any fruit product is packed shall be so sealed that it cannot be opened without destroying the licensing number and the special identification mark of the manufacturer to be displayed on the top or neck of the bottle. For canned fruits, sanitary top cans made up of suitable kinds of tin plates shall be used, whereas, for bottled fruits, only bottles/ jars capable of giving a hermetic seal shall be used. Candied fruits and peels and dried fruits can be packed in paper bags, cardboard or wooden boxes, new tins, bottles, jars, aluminum, and other suitable approved containers. Fruits and Vegetable products can also be packed in aseptic and flexible packaging material having good grade quality conforming to the required standards laid down by the U.S. government.
These standards provide qualification for fruit packaging production, protocols, and guidelines that ensures a high level of security and certifies the material for use.
COVID-19 had a Minimal Impact on U.S. Fruit Packaging Market
COVID-19 impacted various manufacturing industries in the year 2020-2021 as it led to the closure of workplaces, disruption of supply chains, and restrictions on transportation. However, a significant impact was noticed on the fruit packaging market. The operations and supply chain of fruit packaging, with multiple manufacturing facilities, were still operating in the region. The service providers continued offering fruit packaging following sanitation and safety measures in the post-COVID scenario.
The Market Dynamics of the U.S. Fruit Packaging Market Include:
Drivers/Opportunities faced by the U.S. Fruit Packaging Market Industry
- Growing demand for convenient and flexible packaging
Flexible packaging’s features make life more convenient. It is easy to store, easy to reseal, easy to open, extends product life, and is easy to carry. The rise in disposable income and improving standards of living among consumers in developing countries are factors contributing significantly to the rising demand for packaged foods including fruits, and this is further driving the demand for packaging solutions and materials that are more convenient to use. In conclusion, growing demand from the major retailers for extended shelf life, and consumers for convenience products, are also driving the demand for flexible packaging and thus contributing to the growth of the U.S. fruit packaging market
- Rising e-commerce, courier, and fruit delivery services
E-commerce has transformed the way of business around the world. Much of the growth for the industry has been triggered by an increase in internet and smartphone penetration. Also, advancements in technology and the growth of available marketplaces have made it easier to buy and sell goods through online portals. The Merchants and the delivery services continue to follow consumer demand on online platforms, flocking to e-commerce in record numbers. Furthermore, there has been a continuous rise in the demand for standardized packaging needs and aerated humidifying delivery setup for longer shelf life while transporting perishable items such as fruits and vegetables. This in turn increases the demand for fruit packaging and thus propelling the growth of the U.S. fruit packaging market
- Positive outlook towards advanced and smart packaging solutions
The aim of smart packaging technology is to sustain product quality and prolong shelf life. Active packaging responds to a triggering event (such as exposure to ultraviolet light or a decrease in pressure) by releasing or absorbing substances from or into the packaged product or its surrounding environment. Typically, this involves different components, such as moisture or gas scavengers or antimicrobial films, being embedded into the packaging itself. Furthermore, the adoption of advanced packaging technologies is on the rise in order to offer consumers personalized packaging solutions. This in turn increases the demand for fruit packaging and thus creating an opportunity for the U.S. fruit packaging market.
Restraints/Challenges faced by the U.S. Fruit Packaging Market
- Stringent government rules and regulations regarding packaging materials
The regulations imposed by the governments play an important part in influencing the packaging design for many manufacturers in the market. There are various stringent regulations and policies which must be complied with by the packing product manufacturers. The government organizations regulate and monitor packaging products of food, drug, cosmetic packaging, and usage of raw materials, to protect the environment and ensure consumer safety and confidence. In conclusion, the increasing rule and regulations towards the production of packaging products in all the regions have impacted the demand for packaging products. This in turn decreases the demand for fruit packaging and thus restricting the growth of the U.S. fruit packaging market.
- Managing packaging waste is difficult
Modern food packaging provides a way to make food safe, reliable, shelf-stable, and clean. Unfortunately, most food packaging is designed to be single-use and is not recycled. Instead, the packaging is thrown away and often litters our waterways. Hence, this is a problem not only for human beings but also for all aquatic life. There are other environmental impacts from food packaging as well, including to our air and soil. In conclusion, plastic packaging manufacturing is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions and hence affects the air of the environment. This in turn reduces the demand for fruit packaging products and hence challenges the growth of the U.S. fruit packaging market.
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- In March 2021, International Paper announced the acquisition of two state-of-the-art corrugated box plants in Spain. This enabled the company to reinforce its capabilities in Madrid and Catalonia. This enhanced the company’s packaging solutions in the industrial, fresh fruit and vegetable, and e-commerce segments
- In March 2021, Packaging Corporation of America announced plans to launch three-year, USD 440 million projects to permanently convert a paper machine at its mill in Clarke County to produce linerboard used for corrugated packaging. The company will install an OCC plant for recycling old corrugated containers and various pulp mill modifications. This led to the development of new products by the company
- In March 2022, Amcor plc received three 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, winning across multiple categories out of a record number of entries. The awards have recognized Amcor for solving complex customer challenges, advancing sustainability, and elevating the overall contribution of flexible packaging
U.S. Fruit Packaging Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into five notable segments which are based on the fruit type, material type, product type, application, and distribution channel.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
U.S. Fruit Packaging Market Scope
The U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented on the basis of fruit type, material type, product type, application and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Tropical Fruits
On the basis of fruit type, the U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into a banana, apple, berries, grapes, orange, tropical fruits, pomegranates, and others.
- Molded Fiber / Pulp
On the basis of material type, the U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into plastic, paper, molded fiber/pulp, wood, and others.
- Flexible Packaging
- Rigid Packaging
On the basis of product type, the U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into rigid packaging, flexible packaging, and others.
- Food Services
On the basis of application, the U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into retailing, transportation, food services, and others.
On the basis of distribution channel, the U.S. fruit packaging market is segmented into direct and indirect.
Competitive Landscape and U.S. Fruit Packaging Market Share Analysis
The U.S. fruit packaging market's competitive landscape provides details about a competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to U.S. fruit packaging market.
The players operating in the U.S. fruit packaging market are Mondi, DS Smith, Amcor plc, Packaging Corporation of America, International Paper, Smurfit Kappa, Sealed Air, Sonoco Products Company, WestRock Company, and Huhtamaki among others.