There is a special way of packaging for chilled food products. Some of the common chilled food items are baked items, fresh meat, ready-to-eat food, fruits & vegetables, poultry & seafood, etc. The chilled food packaging helps the transportation of food products easily over the long-distance, along with providing contamination protection.
There are several factors fueling the demand in the global chilled food packaging market. The reworked & improved packaging, surging demand in the developing countries, and rising disposable income of the people are some of the leading factors driving the market growth. This type of packaging is known to enhance the shelf-life of the products. The main aim of the chilled food packaging market is to protect, preserve, and improve food products. With the rising number of working people, the demand for ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook food products has increased significantly. This majorly includes refrigerated or chilled packed products like meats, bakery items, open & fry products, etc. These types of packaging help improve the shelf life and retain the food quality. However, some of the aspects that are foreseen to pull down the market growth are increased dependency on the third-party vendors to reach the destination retail outlet, the need for ideal temperature throughout the transportation & even after selling of the products, and maintenance of food hygiene.
The global chilled food packaging market is broadly categorized into packaging type, application, raw material, and region. On the basis of application, the market is divided into vegetables & fruits, meat, bakery & confectionery, poultry & seafood, ready to eat food, dairy foods, and so on. In terms of type of packaging, the global market is bifurcated into flexible packaging and rigid packaging. As per the raw material, the global market is classified into metal, plastic, glass, and paper.
Geographically, the global chilled food packaging market is likely to be led by Europe and North America within the forecast period, both bagging the highest market share. This is attributed to the increased intake of chilled food products by the people. Moreover, an increase in disposable income among the people coupled with the change in lifestyle and food habits are also foreseen to uplift market development in the region. The regions are further trailed by Asia Pacific, registering rapid growth in the forthcoming years.
Berry Global, Inc., Amcor Ltd., Sonoco Products Company, International Paper, Ampac Holdings LLC., Bemis Company, Inc., Linpac Packaging Ltd., Sealed Air Corporation, and so on are some of the key players operating in the global chilled food packaging market.
For instance, Sirane, one of the leading companies in the chilled food packaging industry, has revamped its packaging solutions. Recently it included pads to absorb the juices and keeps bad odors at bay, named as Dri-Fresh Fresh-Hold OA pads. This innovation got rid of the packaging odor that usually happens in vacuum-packed meat.