US demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging is forecast to grow 3.5% yearly through 2013. Gains will be driven in part by the continuing shift to higher cost case-ready packaging by many retailers as a means to reduce in-store labor costs. Flexible packaging will outpace the larger rigid packaging segment.This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US meat packaging industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by technology and raw material (e.g., case-ready, modified atmosphere, vacuum, retort, active and intelligent), product (e.g., rigid, flexible), application and market (fresh and frozen, processed, ready-to-eat).The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry players, including Sealed Air, International Paper and Bemis.
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