United States Retort Pouches Market to Reach US$ 990.3 Million by 2032, Strengthened by Escalating Sales of Packaged Food Products

February 23, 2023 | Packaging

IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “United States Retort Pouches Market Report by Product Type (Stand-Up Pouches, Spouted Pouches, Zipper Pouches, Pillow Pack, 3-Side Sealed), Capacity (Low, Medium, High), Closure Type (With Cap, Without Cap), Material Type (Polypropylene, Aluminum Foil, Polyester, Nylon, Paper and Paperboard, and Others), Application (Food and Beverage, Healthcare), and Region 2024-2032,” finds that the United States retort pouches market size reached US$ 533.7 Million in 2023. Retort pouches refer to semi-rigid, flexible plastic bags commonly used to pack and store low-acid foods and beverages. They are manufactured using layered polyester, aluminum foil, and polypropylene. They can withstand high temperatures and pressure and prevent air and moisture from entering and spoiling the contents of the pouch. They also assist in avoiding contamination or spillage while extending the shelf-life of the products. Compared to metal and glass containers, they are more lightweight, cost-effective, easy to use and take up less space. As a result, retort pouches find extensive applications across the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries in the United States.

United States Retort Pouches Market Trends:

In the United States, the escalating sales of packaged food products due to shifting consumer dietary preferences, inflating purchasing power, and busy lifestyles represents the primary factor driving the market growth. Moreover, the growing demand for single-serve, on-the-go, and ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, such as frozen seafood, has accelerated the adoption of retort pouches. In addition, there is a rise in the need for small-size packaging owing to its ease of handling, convenience, less space consumption, and portion control. Along with this, the increasing penetration of online food delivery apps is another major growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the leading players are introducing innovative retort pouches with add-on features, such as spouts, release valves, tear notches, slider closures with end clips, resealable zippers, and handles. In line with this, the shifting inclination of companies toward retort pouch packaging for brand differentiation due to their aesthetic appeal, customizable packaging, and convenient labeling has catalyzed product demand. Besides this, the rising popularity of the high-barrier flexible packaging method, which helps prolong the shelf life of products and offers enhanced performance, has propelled market growth. Other factors, including the emerging e-commerce industry, increasing product applications for packaging pharmaceutical drugs and medical equipment, improvements in production methods, and extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are also creating a favorable market outlook. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market value to reach US$ 990.3 Million by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • Based on the product type, the market has been categorized into stand-up pouches, spouted pouches, zipper pouches, pillow packs, and 3-side sealed. 
  • The market has been segmented based on the capacity into low, medium, and high.
  • On the basis of the closure type, the market has been bifurcated into with and without caps. 
  • Based on the material type, the market has been segregated into polypropylene, aluminum foil, polyester, nylon, paper and paperboard, and others.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been classified as food and beverage and healthcare. 
  • Region-wise, the market has been divided into Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. 
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed, along with detailed profiles of the key players operating in the industry. h

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Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Segment Coverage Product Type, Capacity, Closure Type, Material Type, Application, Region
Region Covered Northeast, Midwest, South, West
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