Fresh Food Packaging Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Fresh Food Packaging Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Plastic, Metal/Wood, Paper, Glass), By Application (Meat/Seafood, Fruits/Vegetables, Dairy), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Aug, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-437-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 80

Industry Insights

The global fresh food packaging market size was estimated at USD 110.56 Billion in 2018 and is projected to register a healthy CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period. The packaging prevents contamination and changes of physical, biological or chemical form to the food items. The market is mainly driven by increasing food transportation and demand for food safety.

Increased health consciousness and the awareness regarding the nutritional value of the food items has been driving the demand for printed food packaging. Also, consumer preference for packaged food to avoid contamination caused by bacteria, pathogens, and other micro-organisms, instead of buying it from street vendors is projected to bode well for the market growth. Furthermore, growing sophistication and increased awareness about airborne diseases has fueled the demand for safely packaged fresh food.

U.S. fresh food packaging market

Rising concerns over the amount of pesticides and other chemicals sprayed on the fruits and vegetables and the artificial ripening methods used by the street vendors are projected fuel the product demand. Availability of affordable, sustainable, and convenient packaging material such as paper, polyvinyl chloride, and aluminum is expected to further boost the product demand.

Furthermore, introduction of advanced technologies such as, intelligent packaging and active packaging developed gradually over the years, enable flexible packaging of food items. Other solutions such as Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP) and antimicrobial and aseptic packaging boost the growth opportunities for the manufacturers as they offer advanced safety to fresh food.

However, stringent government rules and regulations regarding the raw material used for packaging material may restrain the market growth. Environmental concerns and rising global warming are expected to challenging the growth. However, rising demand for improved food quality and extended shelf life is projected to positively drive the fresh food packaging market.

Material Insights

Metal/wood and glass packaging material segment is anticipated to register rapid CAGR, followed by plastic and paper bag/board material. The paper bag/board material holds the largest share of the market. It is anticipated to reach USD 57.06 billion by 2025 owing to the convenience and decomposing property of the paper. Stringent government regulations and ban on plastic packaging is projected to further drive the demand for this material. Paper is treated or coated and laminated or infused with resins, lacquers, and waxes to make it durable. The popular types of paper used for packaging are kraft paper, sulfite paper, greaseproof paper, glassine, and parchment paper.

Application Insights

Meat and seafood application segment is expected to continue holding the largest market share in near future, owing to the awareness regarding the nutritional value of seafood and meat and changing eating habits. The increasing need for fresh, safe, and storable meat is expected to boost the growth of the segment. Consumer preference for packaged and tested seafood and meat products is anticipated to further fuel the growth of this segment in near future.

Global fresh food packaging market

Fruits and vegetables segment held the second largest market share in 2018 and is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Tremendous rise in demand for fruits and vegetables is projected to drive the growth of the segment. Introduction of smart packaging technologies to prevent damage and spoilage is expected to boost the sales.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest market share of about 37.50% in 2018, owing to the rising demand for packaged foods coupled with rising health consciousness among consumers from China and India.. Prevalence of airborne diseases in countries such as China and India coupled with increasing disposable income of the consumers in these highly populated countries is projected to fuel the growth.

North America is expected to expand at a healthy CAGR of about 4.00% over the forecast period. Increasing awareness about global warming and growing concerns about environment coupled with the availability of solutions like eco-friendly packaging in U.S. is anticipated to drive the growth These solutions are inexpensive and are manufactures using recycled materials and eco-friendly methods. This factor is anticipated to further fuel the regional growth.

Fresh Food Packaging Market Share Insights

Collaborations and partnerships on a large scale for sustainable product development, and mergers and acquisitions of small-scale industries are some of the key strategies adopted by the market players. For instance, DuPont focuses on optimizing the amount of packaging material used, sustainability in packaging, and enabling a futuristic technique where all the material is recycled.

Smurfit Kappa Group, on the other hand, is focused on increasing manufacturing setups to maintaining strong foothold in the market. It also strategizes to collaborate with prominent players to expand the geographical reach and to achieve technological advancements. For instance, in February 2018, the company collaborated with Nestle.

Key market players include Amcor Limited; Mondi Plc.; Smurfit Kappa Group; Bemis Company, Inc.; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; International Paper Company; Coveris Holdings S.A; D.S. Smith Plc.; Silgan Holdings Inc.; and RockTenn Company.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central and South America and Middle East and Africa

Country scope

U.S., U.K., France, India, China, Brazil and South Africa

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, and growth factors and trends

15% free customization scope (equivalent to 5 analyst working days)

If you need specific information, which is not currently within the scope of the report, we will provide it to you as a part of customization

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global fresh food packaging market report based on material, application, and region:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Plastic

    • Metal/Wood

    • Paper Bag/Board

    • Glass

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Meat and Seafood

    • Fruits and Vegetables

    • Dairy Products

    • Others

  • Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • China

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

Key questions answered by the report
Request for Customization

Choose License Type

Single User - $2,450
Multi User (2-5) - $5,450
Enterprise Access - $9,450

Buy Chapters or Sections

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs:

  • Buy sections of this report
  • Buy country level reports
  • Request for historical data
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities

Why Choose Us

  • Research support

    24/5 Research support

    Get your queries resolved from an industry expert.

  • Custom research service

    Custom research service

    Design an exclusive study to serve your research needs.

  • Quality assurance

    Quality assurance

    A testimonial for service in the form of BBB "A" Accreditation.

  • BBB Rating dandb
  • Information security

    Information security

    Your personal and confidential information is safe and secure.

  • grand view research PCI DSS complaint grand view research paypal verified