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Description

Description

“Key drivers in the food and drink packaging market include: demographic changes (ageing population and rise in single-person households); busier lifestyles and convenience packaging; growing focus on light-weighting, sustainability and plastic replacement; brand owners looking for more connectivity with consumers and on-shelf differentiation.”
– Claudia Preedy, B2B Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • As the plastic packaging sector is facing considerable challenges on several fronts, what is the industry’s response?
  • Smart packaging innovation is picking up pace

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • UK food and drink packaging market projected to increase by 1.5% to £7.39 billion in 2019
              • Figure 1: The UK market for food and drink packaging, by sector, 2015-19
            • Plastic waste under increased scrutiny
              • UK food and drink packaging market set for moderate growth over the next five years
                • Figure 2: Forecast UK Food & Drink packaging market, by sector, 2020-24
              • Companies and brands
                • Packaging industry continues to consolidate
                  • R&D focussed on sustainability and smart packaging
                    • What we think
                    • Issues and Insights

                      • As the plastic packaging sector is facing considerable challenges on several fronts, what is the industry’s response?
                        • The facts
                          • The implications
                            • Smart packaging innovation is picking up pace
                              • The facts
                                • The implications
                                • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                  • UK food and drink packaging market projected to increase by 1.5% to £7.39 billion in 2019
                                    • Plastic waste under increased scrutiny
                                      • Market set for moderate growth over the next five years
                                      • Market Size

                                        • Overview
                                          • Figure 3: The UK market for food and drink packaging, by sector, 2015-19
                                          • Figure 4: The UK market for food and drink packaging, by sector, 2015-19
                                        • Food packaging
                                            • Figure 5: The UK food packaging market, by packaging material, 2015-19
                                            • Figure 6: The UK food packaging market, by packaging material, 2015-19
                                          • Drink packaging
                                              • Figure 7: The UK drink packaging market, by packaging material, 2015-19
                                              • Figure 8: The UK drink packaging market, by packaging material, 2015-19
                                          • Supply Sources

                                            • Production
                                              • Paper and Board
                                                • Figure 9: UK Production of Paper & Board Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                • Figure 10: UK Production of Paper & Board Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                              • Plastic
                                                • Figure 11: UK Production of Plastic Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                • Figure 12: UK Production of Plastic Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                              • Light Metal
                                                  • Figure 13: UK Production of Light Metal Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                  • Figure 14: UK Production of Light Metal Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                • Glass
                                                  • Figure 15: UK Production of Glass Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                  • Figure 16: UK Production of Glass Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at MSP)
                                                • Imports
                                                  • Paper and Board
                                                    • Figure 17: UK Imports of Paper & Board Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                    • Figure 18: UK Imports of Paper & Board Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                  • Plastic
                                                    • Figure 19: UK Imports of Plastic Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                    • Figure 20: UK Imports of Plastic Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                  • Light Metal
                                                    • Figure 21: UK Imports of Light Metal Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                    • Figure 22: UK Imports of Light Metal Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                  • Glass
                                                    • Figure 23: UK Imports of Glass Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                    • Figure 24: UK Imports of Glass Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at CIF)
                                                  • Exports
                                                    • Paper and Board
                                                      • Figure 25: UK Exports of Paper & Board Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                      • Figure 26: UK Exports of Paper & Board Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                    • Plastic
                                                      • Figure 27: UK Exports of Plastic Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                      • Figure 28: UK Exports of Plastic Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                    • Light Metal
                                                      • Figure 29: UK Exports of Light Metal Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                      • Figure 30: UK Exports of Light Metal Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                    • Glass
                                                      • Figure 31: UK Exports of Glass Packaging, by Type, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                      • Figure 32: UK Exports of Glass Packaging, 2015-19, (£ Million at FOB)
                                                  • Market Forecast

                                                    • UK food and drink packaging market set for moderate growth over the next five years
                                                      • Figure 33: Forecast UK Food & Drink packaging market, by sector, 2020-24, (£million at 2019 prices)
                                                      • Figure 34: Forecast UK Food & Drink packaging market, by sector, 2020-24
                                                    • Food packaging forecast
                                                        • Figure 35: Forecast UK Food packaging market, by material, 2020-24, (£million at 2019 prices)
                                                      • Drink packaging forecast
                                                        • Figure 36: Forecast UK Drink packaging market, by material, 2020-24, (£million at 2019 prices)
                                                    • The Impact of the Economy

                                                      • Annual GDP growth falls to six-year low in 2018
                                                        • Figure 37: Annual GDP growth rate, 2014-18, (%)
                                                      • GDP growth expected to remain subdued in 2019 and 2020
                                                          • Figure 38: Forecast GDP development, 2017-23
                                                      • Market Trends

                                                        • Focus on sustainability and plastic replacement
                                                          • Efforts to make plastic packaging more sustainable
                                                            • Smart packaging
                                                              • Trend towards digital printing facilitates more customisation and small print runs
                                                                • Flexible packaging continues to show strong growth
                                                                  • Plastic bottled beverage companies are looking for new ways to package their products
                                                                  • Market Drivers

                                                                      • Plastic waste under increased scrutiny
                                                                        • Government proposals to tackle plastic and packaging waste
                                                                          • UK Plastic Pact aims to create circular economy for plastics
                                                                            • Rise in single-person households driven by increase in older people living on their own
                                                                                • Figure 39: Single-person household projections, England, 2016-41
                                                                              • Growth in ready-to-eat food category
                                                                                • Concerns over packaging waste generation by food-to-go sector
                                                                                  • Growth in demand for shelf-ready packaging
                                                                                    • Changing shopper habits
                                                                                      • Brexit impact on UK packaging industry
                                                                                      • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                                                        • Ardagh to merge food & speciality metal packaging business with Exal to create one of the largest metal packaging companies worldwide
                                                                                          • RPC Group acquired by Berry Global, creating one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies
                                                                                            • DS Smith sells plastic division
                                                                                              • Huhtamaki acquires major stake in rival cup maker
                                                                                                • O-I announces significant investment in Europe to meet growing demand for sustainable glass packaging
                                                                                                • Industry Structure

                                                                                                  • Packaging industry continues to consolidate
                                                                                                    • Corrugated paper & paperboard packaging industry structure
                                                                                                      • Figure 40: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the corrugated paper & paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard manufacturing industry, 2015-19, (number of outlets and businesses)
                                                                                                      • Figure 41: Analysis of the employment structure of the corrugated paper & paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (number of outlets and employees)
                                                                                                      • Figure 42: Analysis of the financial structure of the corrugated paper & paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (£000 and number of companies)
                                                                                                    • Plastic packaging industry
                                                                                                        • Figure 43: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the plastic packaging goods manufacturing industry, 2015-19, (number of outlets and businesses)
                                                                                                        • Figure 44: Analysis of the employment structure of plastic packaging goods manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (number of outlets and employees)
                                                                                                        • Figure 45: Analysis of the financial structure of plastic packaging goods manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (£000 and number of companies)
                                                                                                      • Light metal packaging industry
                                                                                                          • Figure 46: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the light metal packaging manufacturing industry, 2015-19, (number of outlets and businesses)
                                                                                                          • Figure 47: Analysis of the employment structure of light metal packaging manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (number of outlets and employees)
                                                                                                          • Figure 48: Analysis of the financial structure of light metal packaging manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (£000 and number of companies)
                                                                                                        • Glass packaging industry
                                                                                                          • Figure 49: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the hollow glass manufacturing industry, 2015-19, (number of outlets and businesses)
                                                                                                          • Figure 50: Analysis of the employment structure of the hollow glass manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (number of outlets and employees)
                                                                                                          • Figure 51: Analysis of the financial structure of the hollow glass manufacturing industry, 2018-19, (£000 and number of companies)
                                                                                                      • Company Profiles

                                                                                                          • Ardagh Group
                                                                                                            • Group strategy
                                                                                                              • Recent activity
                                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                                  • Figure 52: Financial analysis of Ardagh Glass, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                  • Figure 53: Financial analysis of Ardagh Metal Packaging UK, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                  • Figure 54: Financial analysis of Ardagh Metal Beverage Trading UK, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                • DS Smith
                                                                                                                  • Company strategy
                                                                                                                    • Recent acquisitions
                                                                                                                      • DS Smith sells plastic division
                                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                                          • Figure 55: Financial analysis of DS Smith, 2015-19, (£Million)
                                                                                                                        • Huhtamaki (UK)
                                                                                                                          • Group strategy
                                                                                                                            • Recent activity
                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                • Figure 56: Financial analysis of Huhtamaki (UK), 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                                • Figure 57: Turnover analysis of Huhtamaki (UK), by geographic segment, 2016-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                              • O-I Glass
                                                                                                                                • O-I announces a significant investment in Europe to meet growing demand for sustainable glass packaging
                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                    • Figure 58: Financial analysis of O-I Glass, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                                  • Rigid Containers
                                                                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                                                                      • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                        • Figure 59: Financial analysis of Rigid Containers, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                                      • RPC Group
                                                                                                                                        • Group strategy
                                                                                                                                          • RPC Group acquired by Berry Global, creating one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies
                                                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 60: Financial analysis of RPC Group, 2015-19, (£Million)
                                                                                                                                              • Figure 61: Financial analysis of RPC Group, by geographic segment, 2015-19, (£Million)
                                                                                                                                            • Saica Pack UK
                                                                                                                                              • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                • Figure 62: Financial analysis of Saica Pack UK, 2014-18, (£000)
                                                                                                                                              • Sealed Air
                                                                                                                                                • Group strategy
                                                                                                                                                  • Recent activity
                                                                                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 63: Financial analysis of Sealed Air, 2013-17, (£000)
                                                                                                                                                  • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                                                      • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                                                        • Methodology
                                                                                                                                                        • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                                                          • Trade associations
                                                                                                                                                            • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                                              • Trade events

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