Demand for packaging for ready-to-eat poultry applications is projected to climb 4.6 percent annually to US$450 million in 2021. The ready-to-eat market comprises packaging of prepared foods by foodservice operations of supermarkets, convenience stores, mass retailers and other stores (e.g., natural foods stores, club stores) and excludes precooked products from food manufacturers. These and other trends are presented in Poultry Packaging Market in the US, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Packaging demand in the ready-to-eat market will be boosted by solid prospects for store-made prepared foods in the retail segment as consumers continue to seek convenient, affordable meal options that require little or no preparation, often combining a precooked product with home cooked side dishes. This trend will stimulate demand for a variety of packaging products, including domed plastic containers, trays, bags, and foil containers.