Authored By: Sarah
15 Jul 2024

 Foodservice Disposables Market Size to grow by USD 10653.5 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Foodservice Disposables Market” by Type (Rigid, Flexible) Material (Plastic, Paper, Aluminum, Others) Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 10653.5 million, at a CAGR of over 4.78% during the forecast period. The global foodservice disposables market is experiencing substantial growth due to the burgeoning food delivery and takeaway industries. Factors such as urbanization, hectic consumer lifestyles, and the proliferation of smartphones are driving this expansion. The emergence of numerous online food delivery applications has further fueled market growth, enabling consumers to order food from the comfort of their homes. Restaurants are capitalizing on this trend by providing online ordering services, often at lower costs compared to dine-in options. Key players in the food delivery sector, including Delivery Hero, Domino's, Just Eat, and Foodler, are benefiting from the surge in online food ordering volumes. The increasing internet penetration has democratized access to restaurants, making them more accessible than ever before.

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By Type, the Rigid segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the foodservice industry, plastic disposables are a preferred choice due to their durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. These disposables come in various forms, such as plates, cups, utensils, and food containers. Their lightweight and easy-manufacturing properties make plastic disposables a popular option for foodservice establishments. Bakeries and cafes utilize plastic disposables for serving sandwiches in wedged shapes, while cold beverages like juices and soda are served in plastic cups with accompanying plastic straws. Notable vendors in the plastic foodservice disposables market include Genpak, Gordon Food Service, Biopac, Huhtamaki, and H. These companies provide a wide range of products to cater to diverse foodservice needs.

By Material, Plastic  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the foodservice industry, rigid disposables refer to disposable products utilized for food packaging or service in a fixed form. Examples encompass plastic utensils, plates, bowls, cups, trays, metal cutlery, and glassware. The convenience and ease of use, particularly in fast-paced foodservice settings, make rigid disposables a preferred choice. Economically, they offer a significant advantage by eliminating the need for washing, sanitizing, and storage associated with reusable alternatives. Recently, there has been a noteworthy shift towards eco-friendly and sustainable materials in rigid foodservice disposables manufacturing. Biodegradable and compostable plastics, along with paper-based materials derived from renewable resources, are increasingly being adopted to minimize environmental impact.

North America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The Foodservice Disposables Market encompasses the production and distribution of disposable tableware, food containers, and packaging solutions for the foodservice industry. This sector is experiencing significant growth due to increasing demand for convenience, hygiene, and sustainability in foodservice operations. Key trends include the shift towards biodegradable and compostable disposables, as well as automation and digitalization in manufacturing and distribution processes. Companies are investing in research and development to offer innovative, eco-friendly, and cost-effective solutions to meet evolving customer needs.

The Foodservice Disposables Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Amcor Plc
  • Anchor Packaging LLC
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • Campbell Soup Co.
  • Carlisle Companies Inc.
  • Cascades Inc.
  • Coveris Management GmbH
  • D and W Fine Pack
  • Dart Container Corp.
  • Fabri Kal Corp.
  • Genpak LLC
  • Gold Plast SpA
  • Graphic Packaging Holding Co.
  • Huhtamaki Oyj
  • Novolex
  • Placon Corp.
  • Reynolds Packaging
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Sonoco Products Co.
  • WestRock Co.

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Research Analysis Overview

The Foodservice Disposables Market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing demand for ready-to-eat products in various geographical regions. Consumers prefer ordering meals from meal delivery facilities and online channels for convenience and hygiene reasons. The disposable industry is experiencing a permanent presence in the foodservice sector, especially in struggling restaurants and the online delivery sector. Rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to an increase in demand for disposable facility demand. Mobile restaurants and minivans are also contributing to the growth of the foodservice disposables market, with online delivery applications becoming increasingly popular. Hygienic containers, mugs & saucers, bowls & tubs, and plates & containers are the most commonly used disposable types, with rigid packaging being the preferred choice for many foodservice operators. Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRs) and the online delivery sector, including Uber Eats and others, are major contributors to the foodservice disposables market. Non-disposable containers are also used but are gradually losing market share due to the convenience and cost-effectiveness of disposable containers. The foodservice disposables market is expected to continue growing as consumers' preferences shift towards convenience and hygiene.

Market Research Overview

The Foodservice Disposables Market encompasses a wide range of disposable products used in the foodservice industry, including disposable paper straws, plastic straws, spillage-proof packaging, and disposable containers made of various materials such as paper, plastics, aluminum, and foam. The market caters to various segments like Fast Food, Cafes, Hotels, Restaurants, and Online Foodservice Applications. Ready-to-drink beverages and Ready-to-eat foods have fueled the demand for disposable containers, particularly plastic packaging. However, concerns over the use of carcinogenic chemicals like Styrene and Formaldehyde in foam and plastic segments have led to a shift towards eco-friendly disposables, including plant-fiber derived disposables and recyclable plastics. Modern consumers prefer eco-friendly options like plant-based disposables, biodegradable containers, and waste-free packaging. Regulatory limitations on single-use plastic items have further accelerated this trend. Tech-enabled delivery networks like Delivery Hero SE and Uber Eats have increased the demand for disposable facility demand, particularly in the online delivery sector. The disposable industry's permanent presence is evident in various sectors, including day-care centers, nursing homes, public & private cafeterias, and mobile restaurants like minivans. The market is segmented into rigid packaging (plates, bowls, clamshells, and trays) and flexible packaging (takeaway cartons, paper & paperboard packaging, and insulated packaging). The rigid packaging segment dominates due to its ability to maintain taste and convenience, while the flexible packaging type offers advantages in terms of lightweight and easy transportation. The geographical regions, including Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, have varying disposable packaging demands due to changing lifestyles, rapid urbanization, and regulatory frameworks. The market's future growth is expected to be driven by the convenience and hygienic benefits of disposable containers in meal delivery facilities and online channels.


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