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Ireland Evolution in Food and Drink Packaging Market Report 2022
2022-11-22T03:01:45+00:00
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"The pandemic saw consumers re-evaluate their usage of packaging and attitudes towards it; prioritising health and safety over considerations such as sustainability. However, in 2022, consumers are again putting packaging…

Ireland Evolution in Food and Drink Packaging Market Report 2022

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Description

“The pandemic saw consumers re-evaluate their usage of packaging and attitudes towards it; prioritising health and safety over considerations such as sustainability. However, in 2022, consumers are again putting packaging waste front of mind, and evolving their usage of packaging in step with this.”

– Brian O’Connor, Senior Consumer Analyst

This Report will look at the following areas:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the Irish food and drink packaging market.
  • How the sustainability and plastic replacement agenda is driving innovation across the food and drink packaging sector.
  • The impact of refill stations and stores on consumer attitudes towards packaging.
  • The impact that the cost-of-living crisis will have on the types of packaging and products consumers buy.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Key issues covered in this Report
        • Products covered in this Report
        • Executive Summary

            • Impact of COVID-19 on packaging
              • Figure 1: Expected impact of COVID-19 on packaging, short, medium and long term, 2022
            • Market Drivers
              • Cost-of-living issues loom over the food and drink sector
                • Figure 2: Consumer price indices of food, UK (including NI) and Ireland, 2020-22
              • Financial struggles increasing for many
                • Figure 3: How consumers describe their current financial situation, IoI, 2022
              • Demand for own-label packaging is likely to only grow
                • Figure 4: Ways consumers’ shopping habits have been changed by costs of living in the last 2 months, IoI, 2022
              • COVID-19 stalled the move to reduced/packaging-free
                • Further pushes to prevent plastic waste are coming
                  • Innovations
                    • Figure 5: Food and drink product launches using plain paper, UK and Ireland, 2017-22*
                  • The Consumer
                    • Food waste key concern among consumers in 2022
                      • Figure 6: Consumer concerns relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                    • Keeping items fresh to help reduce waste
                      • Figure 7: Important features for packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                    • Cupboard staples most likely items for refill stations
                      • Figure 8: Items consumers would use reusable containers for when shopping in a supermarket, NI and RoI, 2022
                    • Use-by dates viewed as important
                      • Figure 9: Packaging features examined by consumers, NI and RoI, 2022
                    • Composting of packaging observed by 78%
                      • Figure 10: Consumer behaviours relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                    • Strong levels of consumers see much packaging as ‘unnecessary’
                      • Figure 11: Agreement with statements relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                  • The Market – Key Takeaways

                    • CPI sees strong growth in 2022
                      • More consumers identifying as tight/struggling or in trouble financially
                        • Demand for own-label packaging is likely to only grow
                          • COVID-19 boosted food safety fears
                            • Further pushes to prevent plastic waste are coming
                            • Market Drivers

                              • Impact of COVID-19 on packaging
                                • Figure 12: Expected impact of COVID-19 on packaging, short, medium and long term, 2022
                              • Cost-of-living issues will impact the type of food and drink consumers buy
                                • Figure 13: Consumer price indices of food, UK (including NI) and Ireland, 2020-22
                                • Figure 14: Average weekly disposable income, NI, 2021 and 2022
                              • Irish consumers increasingly likely to be struggling
                                • Figure 15: How consumers describe their current financial situation, IoI, 2022
                                • Figure 16: How consumers rate their financial situation compared to 12 months previously, IoI, 2022
                                • Figure 17: Selected issues consumers have been affected by in the last 2 months, IoI, 2022
                              • Cost of living will drive more own-label food and drink purchases
                                • Figure 18: Ways consumers’ shopping habits have been changed by costs of living in the last 2 months, IoI, 2022
                                • Figure 19: Agreement with statements relating to own-label and discounter retailers, NI and RoI, 2022
                              • COVID-19 saw consumers prioritise safety over sustainability
                                • Figure 20: How concerned consumers are about exposure to COVID-19, 2020-22
                                • Figure 21: Agreement with the statement ‘COVID-19/coronavirus made food safety in relation to packaging more important’, NI and RoI, 2022
                              • Pandemic helping to push packaging innovation
                                • Figure 22: Agreement with statements relating to packaging/handling goods during COVID-19, IoI, 2020
                                • Figure 23: Consumer behaviours towards bread and baked goods, NI and RoI, 2022
                              • RoI record on plastic recycling makes for grim reading
                                • Food waste issues will also guide packaging evolution
                                • Companies and Innovations – Key Takeaways

                                  • Environmental consumers driving innovation in packaging
                                  • Who’s Innovating?

                                      • Plastic the most popular packaging material
                                        • Figure 24: Food and drink product launches, by top 10 packaging material types, UK and Ireland, 2017-22
                                        • Figure 25: Food and drink product launches using plain paper, UK and Ireland, 2017-22*
                                      • Compostable packaging sees strongest use in tea and coffee
                                        • Figure 26: Food and drink product launches using compostable packaging, by top 10 subcategories, UK and Ireland, 2017-22
                                      • Convenience claims falling year-on-year
                                        • Figure 27: Food and drink product launches claiming to have convenient packaging, UK and Ireland, 2017-22*
                                      • Greater efforts to embrace reusability in packaging
                                      • The Consumer – Key Takeaways

                                        • Food waste key concern among consumers in 2022
                                          • Reducing waste to maximise food budget a key theme in 2022
                                            • Cupboard staples most likely items for refill stations
                                              • Use-by dates continue to be important
                                                • Four in 10 compost packaging when they can
                                                  • Much packaging seen as unnecessary
                                                  • Consumer Packaging Concerns

                                                      • Food waste key concern among consumers in 2022
                                                        • Figure 28: Consumer concerns relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                      • Cost-of-living crisis will push more to examine food waste
                                                        • Figure 29: Consumers concerned with food waste, by gender and age, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                      • RoI consumers much more concerned with packaging ending up in the sea
                                                        • Figure 30: Consumers concerned with packaging waste in the sea, by age, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                        • Figure 31: Sea Change Wine, RoI, 2022
                                                    • Important Packaging Features

                                                        • Freshness tops packaging features
                                                          • Figure 32: Important features for packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                        • Freshness a universal desire
                                                          • Figure 33: InvisiShield, US, 2020
                                                        • Compostability serves sustainable and convenience functions
                                                          • Figure 34: Consumers who consider being compostable an important feature of packaging, by gender and age, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                          • Figure 35: Consumers who compost their food waste, by frequency, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                      • Refill Station Usage

                                                          • Dry rice/pasta key refill items
                                                            • Figure 36: Items consumers would use reusable containers for when shopping in a supermarket, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                            • Figure 37: How frequently consumers bring their own containers when grocery shopping, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                          • Women more likely to refill on pasta and rice
                                                            • Figure 38: Consumers who would buy rice/pasta via a refill station, by gender, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                            • Figure 39: Consumers who are mainly/wholly responsible for grocery retailing in a household, by gender, NI and RoI, 2020 and 2021
                                                          • Younger consumers more willing to refill on soft drinks
                                                            • Figure 40: Consumers who would buy soft drinks/filtered water via a refill station, by age, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                        • Packaging Features Examined

                                                            • Use-by/best-before dates see strong usage by consumers
                                                              • Figure 41: Packaging features examined by consumers, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                            • Consumers of lower affluence more likely to use best-before/use-by dates for guidance
                                                              • Figure 42: Consumers who examine best-before/use-by dates on food and drink packaging, by socio-economic group, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                            • RoI consumers more likely to pay attention to country of origin
                                                              • Figure 43: How frequently consumers eat locally sourced foods, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                              • Figure 44: Agreement with the statement ‘I worry that it will be harder to source food from the UK if their food standards change after leaving the EU’, RoI, 2022
                                                          • Consumer Packaging Behaviours

                                                              • Compostable packaging placed in food waste or compost bins
                                                                • Figure 45: Consumer behaviours relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                              • Generational differences in disposal of compostable packaging
                                                                • Figure 46: Agreement with the statement ‘I put compostable food packaging into a food waste or composting bin’, by generational groups, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                              • Retailers taking steps to make buying loose fruit and veg more convenient
                                                                • Figure 47: Consumers who use loose vs. bagged fruit and vegetables in a typical week, NI and RoI, 2019
                                                              • RoI consumers more likely to claim to have made more effort to reduce plastic packaging usage
                                                                  • Figure 48: Agreement with the statement ‘I have tried to reduce the amount of food in packaging I buy in the last year’, by gender, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                              • Consumer Attitudes towards Packaging

                                                                  • Four in five think there is too much unnecessary packaging
                                                                    • Figure 49: Agreement with statements relating to packaging, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                                  • Older generations more likely to see packaging as unnecessary
                                                                    • Figure 50: Agreement with the statement ‘There is too much unnecessary packaging on a lot of food products’, by generational groups, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                                    • Figure 51: Prevalence of arthritis in the population of over-50s in RoI, by age, 2020
                                                                  • Women more inclined to view packaging choices having direct environmental impact
                                                                    • Figure 52: Agreement with the statement ‘The food packaging choices you make affect the environment’, by gender, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                                  • COVID-19 elevated food safety concerns
                                                                    • Figure 53: Agreement with the statement ‘COVID-19/coronavirus made food safety in relation to packaging more important’, by gender, NI and RoI, 2022
                                                                • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                  • Data sources
                                                                    • Generational cohort definitions
                                                                      • Abbreviations

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