According to the Freedonia market research report ?Foodservice
Disposables to 2009?, the size of the foodservice disposables industry
is $11.7 billion. This industry will exceed $14 billion in 2009.
?This study analyzes the $11.7 billion US foodservice disposables industry.?
?Increased consumer spending on food eaten or prepared away from home
will drive demand for US foodservice disposables up 4.2 percent
annually through 2009. Packaging will grow the fastest, boosted by
onsite and offsite food consumption in limited service restaurants.
Among markets, retail stores and eating/drinking places will lead
US demand to exceed $14 billion in 2009
?Demand for foodservice disposables is projected to exceed $14 billion
in 2009. Growth will be fueled by rising disposable personal income
levels and favorable expansion of consumer food expenditures,
especially the percentage of spending on food eaten or prepared away
from home. Increased spending on away-from-home food will also be
fueled by reduced time or desire for home food preparation, largely
fueled by demographic trends such as rising numbers of households
where all adults work. Trends toward healthier and more sophisticated
menu choices in limited service restaurants and the rising popularity
of takeout food from full service restaurants will fortify upward
momentum for foodservice disposables, as will ongoing efforts to
increase efficiency and maintain sanitary conditions in largescale
Disposable foodservice manufacturing industry billion
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