Fresh food packaging refers to food protection and prevention from damage by biological, chemical, and physical external factors in the process of leaving the factory to consumers. Packaging of food helps in maintaining the quality of the food and makes it convenient for food consumption.
The global fresh food packaging market has the potential to grow with a potential CAGR of 4% in the forecast period from 2020-2027. The factors affecting the growth of the fresh food packaging market is consumer preferences for convenient and prepackaged foods, and due to the evolution of food packaging materials.
Moreover, the company’s marketing strategy helps in the growing demand for food packaging materials products, and the shift in consumer awareness in developing economies, the trend of the fresh food packaging market is changing. Fresh food packaging can improve the cleanliness and freshness of food, and also allow the brand effect of food manufacturers to be displayed. Also, good food packaging can prevent food from spoiling and extend the shelf life of food, thereby reducing people’s waste of food.
Additionally, people have high requirements for food packaging as food often requires long-distance transportation to be delivered from the origin to the supermarket shelves. Thus, it is particularly important to ensure the freshness and hygiene of the food. It may take longer for food to go from shelves to shopping baskets to appear on the table.
Therefore, cutting-edge technology can help packaging ensure that food is fresh and hygienic. The combination of composite materials with different characteristics provides ideal packaging for food.
Furthermore, to keep the food fresh, more and more consumers want the packaging to be recycled. Thus, the market demand for biodegradable, renewable materials is also increasing. Some high-tech and new technologies are regularly introduced in the food packaging industry. The development of the Internet of Things has allowed sensors, chips, printed electronic labels to merge with the traditional packaging industry. Therefore, smart or active packaging will reduce food waste.
The emerging-market demand for package food has increased owing to the advancement in technology, online food delivery, and convenience of food packaging has propelled the market demand for the global fresh food packaging market. Moreover, the changing lifestyle of the people has also increased the adoption of the packaged food market.
The changing people eating habits and rising concern for healthy eating and safe food are increasing the market need for fresh food packaging. Moreover, keeping food clean for a long time until it delivers to consumers raises the need for the longer shelf life of the food. Therefore, biodegradable material is fueling the market value of the global fresh food packaging market.
Based on the material, the global fresh food packaging market segmented into Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Aluminum, Paper, BOPET, PVC. The Polypropylene segment captures the largest share of the market expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period from 2020-2027. It is mainly owing to the properties of the Polypropylene that has the highest melting point. It also has a high permeability to gases and odors and have high resistance to humidity and reduce the water vapor; thus, it is acceptable for the packaging of food to keep it fresh.
Based on the pack type, the global fresh food packaging market classified into Converted Roll Stock, Gusseted Bags, Flexible Paper, Corrugated Box, Boxboard, Cans. The flexible paper has the largest market share in the global fresh food packaging market. The market demand for flexible paper is emerging for new food packaging is mainly due to the broad availability of raw material at a low price and can be produced in considerable quantity. Also, the flexible paper has excellent process performance and convenient for printing and has appropriate composite processing as well.
Based on the Application, the global fresh food packaging market categorized into Meat products, Vegetables, Seafood, Fruits, Others. The meat products segment accounts for the largest share in the forecast period from 2020-2027 in the global fresh food packaging market. The emerging demand for convenient food and the increasing need for clean, storable, and safe meat is propelling the market share of the global fresh food packaging market. Moreover, the seafood segment is also capturing a larger market share in the global fresh food packaging market. It is due to the rising need for tested seafood and packaged seafood demand by the consumer.
Based on geography, the global fresh food packaging market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific expected to hold the largest share of the global fresh food packaging market. It is mainly owing to the rising diseases from food poisoning and rising concerns for hygiene in food packaging, and the increasingly health-conscious population is deriving the market for package food. Moreover, keeping the environment safe and minimizing the use of plastic packaging North America also accounts for a larger share in the fresh food packaging market. Also, the population in North America mostly preferred packaging food and, thus, used eco-friendly material for food packaging.
Companies such as Amcor PLC, International Paper Company, WestRock Company, Sealed Air Corporation, Smurfit Kappa, Coveris, Dupont, DS Smith PLC, Mondi PLC, Silgan Holdings Inc., and others are key players in the global fresh food packaging market.
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