Stay ahead of the curve and secure future growth for your business with Mintel’s US Food Storage and Trash Bags Market Report 2023. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the market, consumer insights and recommendations for growth, this report contains the market intelligence you need to set your business apart from your competitors.

Below, we’ve handpicked the key insights analysed in the full report and summarised the core topics.

Key Issues Covered in this Report

  • Market factors impacting the food storage and trash bag market.
  • Household usage of food storage products and trash bags.
  • Attitudes and behaviors toward shopping the category.
  • Attitudes toward trash bag products.
  • Purchase factors impacting trash bag purchases.
  • Attitudes and behaviors toward food storage and organisation.

Food Storage and Trash Bag Market – Current Landscape

The historically resilient and stable food storage and trash bag market has experienced sharp fluctuation in recent years. While the pandemic bolstered demand for these products, two years of surging prices and a backdrop of economic uncertainty has taken a toll on the market, compelling some consumers to shift to more budget-friendly brands.

  • Food storage and trash bags market size: The US market has grown slightly over the past 12 months, and Mintel forecasts this steady growth will continue over the next five years to 2028, eventually increasing to somewhere in the region of $10.5 billion.

Food Storage and Trash Bags Market Trends

Durability, functionality and practicality remain the most important considerations for consumers. Yet sustainability and aesthetic interests, which often go hand-in-hand, have the ability to elevate the category and allow food storage, and even trash bags, to serve as an extension of personal style. Almost two-thirds of US adults are concerned about how long it takes plastic trash bags to break down in a landfill, highlighting an opportunity to expand eco-efforts in the category.

Purchase Mintel’s full US Food Storage and Trash Bags Market Report for a complete analysis of market trends and expert recommendations for growth and innovation opportunities. 

Expert Analysis from a Household Industry Expert

This report, written by Rebecca Watters, a leading Household and Health analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends in the food storage and trash bags market and add expert context to the numbers.

The market is feeling the impact of inflation and economic uncertainty, but its essential and functional nature keeps it afloat.

Rebecca Watters, Mintel Household Care AnalystRebecca Watters
Associate Director of Household & Health

Table of Contents

    • Key issues covered in this Report
  1. Executive Summary

  2. Consumer Insights

    • Consumer fast facts
    • Food storage and trash bag usage
    • Graph 1: usage of food storage and trash bag products, trended, 2019-23
    • Graph 2: usage of any reusable products (net), by age and income, 2023
    • Attitudes toward shopping for food storage & trash bag products
    • Graph 3: attitudes toward shopping for food storage and trash bag products, 2023
    • Graph 4: brand loyalty toward food storage and trash bag products, by age, 2023
    • Graph 5: select attitudes toward shopping for food storage and trash bag products, by parental status, 2023
    • Trash bag product attitudes and behaviors
    • Graph 6: trash bag product usage behaviors and attitudes toward performance, 2023
    • Graph 7: attitudes toward trash bag brands, 2023
    • Graph 8: attitudes toward eco-friendly trash bags, 2023
    • Trash bag product attributes
    • Graph 9: trash bag product attributes, 2023
    • Food storage product attitudes & behaviors
    • Graph 10: select food storage product attitudes and behaviors, 2023
    • Graph 11: select food storage attitudes and behaviors, by age, 2023
    • Graph 12: select food storage product attitudes and behaviors, 2023
    • Graph 13: shifts in usage of food storage products, by household size, 2023
    • Attitudes toward food storage and organization
    • Graph 14: attitudes toward food storage and organization, 2023
    • Graph 15: concern about chemicals in food storage products, by gender and age, 2023
  3. Competitive Strategies

    • Launch activity and innovation
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Opportunities
    • Graph 16: MULO food storage and trash bags private label market share, by segment, 2022 and 2023
  4. The Market

    • Market Context
    • Market Drivers
    • Graph 17: growth of multi-outlet dollar sales and volume sales of food storage and trash bags, 2021-23
    • Market size and forecast
    • Market Segmentation
    • Graph 18: total retail sales of food storage and trash bags, by segment, at current prices, % of total, 2023
    • Graph 19: total retail sales of food storage and trash bags, by segment, at current prices, 2023
    • Market Share/Brand Share
  5. Appendix

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