Latest Trends and Key Issues in the UK Retail Packaging Market: The outlook for primary packaging and outers to 2018

The combined size of Plastic, Paper & Board, Glass, and Metal packaging reached GBP11.9 billion in 2014. The UK packaging industry currently employs more than 85,000 people, which accounts for 3% of the total manufacturing workforce.

Paper & Board packaging holds the largest share of the packaging market in the UK, which valued GBP5.2 billion in 2014.

The packaging industry is the biggest end-user of Plastics in the UK, consuming 37% of the total production in 2014. In value terms, this translates to GBP4.4 billion.

Scope

“Latest Trends and Key Issues in the UK Retail Packaging Market” is a detailed industry report providing comprehensive analysis of the emerging trends and opportunities in the UK packaging market

The report is a result of a thorough analysis of consumer trends, packaging manufacturing trends and packaging innovation within the UK consumer packaged goods market. The report provides both qualitative and quantitative insights into each of the packaging materials– flexible, glass, rigid plastic, rigid metal and paper &board

The report includes detailed tables and charts to provide a comprehensive understanding of packaging consumption to clearly establish market trends, packaging dynamics and areas of future growth potential

It provides an overview of the competitive landscape of the UK packaging sector with an analysis of the key market leaders including a snap shot of major deals.

Reasons to buy

Packaging companies and retailers seek the latest information on consumer trends and opportunities to formulate their sales and marketing strategies. There is also demand for authentic market data with a high level of detail. This report has been created to provide its readers with up-to-date information and analysis to uncover emerging opportunities of growth within the CPG market.

As consumer product demand evolves the dynamics between different packaging types also evolves favoring some packaging types and formats and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future.

The differential growth across different packaging materials and formats drive fundamental shifts in the market. These differentials result from various factors such as changing consumer preferences, regulatory compliance, and innovation within the packaging market

The report is a unique combination of in-depth qualitative analysis and authoritative packaging data for the years 2006–2018. Each packaging material has detailed data break up by packaging type, closure material, closure type, outer material, and outer type.

Companies mentioned

Amcor

DS Smith

Smurfit Kappa

SAICA

Stora Enso

Mondi

Tetra Pak

Chesapeake Corporation

Huhtamaki

LINPAC

Rexam

RPC

Rexam

Ball Packaging

Crown UK

Ardagh

Amcor

DS Smith

Smurfit Kappa

SAICA

Stora Enso

Mondi

Tetra Pak

Chesapeake Corporation

Huhtamaki

LINPAC

Rexam

RPC

Rexam

Ball Packaging

Crown UK

Ardagh

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Overview of the UK Packaging Market

3 Consumer Drivers

3.1 Canadean’s Consumer Trend Framework

3.1.1 Canadean Tracks ...

1 Executive Summary

2 Overview of the UK Packaging Market

3 Consumer Drivers

3.1 Canadean’s Consumer Trend Framework

3.1.1 Canadean Tracks 20 Consumer Trends

3.1.2 Canadean consumer data sizes the influence of key consumer needs in the retail market

3.2 Identifying the Key Trends for Packaging

3.2.1 The top 20 trends driving retail consumption in the UK

3.3 Indulgence

3.3.1 Indulgence influences GBP21,887million worth of CPG product consumption in the UK per annum

3.3.2 Women are more influenced by the desire for Indulgence

3.3.3 Pre-Mid-Lifers look for Indulgent products

3.3.4 Highly Affluent consumers seek Indulgent products

3.3.5 Consumers with0–1 hours of leisure time are least likely to look to indulgent products

3.4 Better Value for Money

3.4.1 Better Value for Money influences GBP18,596 million worth of CPG products consumption in the UK per annum

3.4.2 Women are more influenced by the desire for Better Value for Money

3.4.3 Mid-Lifers look for Better Value products

3.4.4 Hard Pressed consumers seek Better Value products

3.4.5 Consumers with time to spare (5–7 hours) look for Better Value products

3.5 Personal Space & Time

3.5.1 Personal Space & Time influences GBP17,536 million worth of CPG products consumption in the UK per annum

3.5.2 Women are more influenced by the desire for Personal Space & Time

3.5.3 Mid-Lifers (45–54)influenced by the desire for Personal Space & Time

3.5.4 Highly Affluent consumers are influenced by the desire for Personal Space & Time

3.5.5 Time Pressed (3–5 hours) consumers influence by Personal Space & Time

3.6 Changing Lifestages

3.6.1 Changing Lifestages influences GBP16,832 million worth of CPG products consumption in the UK per annum

3.6.2 Females are more influenced by the desire for Changing Lifestages

3.6.3 Pre-Mid-Lifers are more likely to purchase products aligned with Changing Lifestages

3.6.4 Higher income consumers seek products designed around Changing Lifestages

3.6.5 Consumers with increased leisure time are less likely to seek products offering Changing Lifestages

3.7 Busy Lives

3.7.1 Busy Lives influences GBP13,456 million worth of CPG products consumption in the UK per annum

3.7.2 Females desire convenience to help facilitate their Busy Lives

3.7.3 Mid-Lifers and Older Young Adults are in the greatest need for convenience

3.7.4 Highly Affluent are most influenced by the Busy Lives trend

3.7.5 Consumers with higher spare time give less importance to products offering convenience

3.8 Demographic trends are creating new key consumer groups

3.9 Consumer responses to macro-economic trends

3.1 Manufacturers and trade bodies are driving the adoption of environmentally-friendly packaging

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Overview

4.1.1 UK Packaging by Material

4.1.2 UK Packaging by Industry

4.1.3 UK Packaging by Type

4.2 Flexible Packaging

4.2.1 Overall Flexible Packaging Market

4.2.2 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Industry

4.2.3 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Type

4.2.4 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Closure Material

4.2.5 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Closure Type

4.2.6 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Outer Material

4.2.7 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Outer Type

4.3 Paper & Board

4.3.1 Overall Paper & Board Packaging Market

4.3.2 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Industry

4.3.3 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Type

4.3.4 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Material

4.3.5 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Type

4.3.6 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Material

4.3.7 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Type

4.4 Rigid Plastics

4.4.1 Overall Rigid Plastic Packaging Market

4.4.2 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Industry

4.4.3 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Type

4.4.4 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Material

4.4.5 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Type

4.4.6 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Material

4.4.7 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Type

4.5 Rigid Metal

4.5.1 Overall Rigid Metal Packaging Market

4.5.2 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Industry

4.5.3 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Type

4.5.4 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Material

4.5.5 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Type

4.5.6 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Material

4.5.7 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Type

4.6 Glass

4.6.1 Overall Glass Packaging Market

4.6.2 Number of Glass Packs by Industry

4.6.3 Number of Glass Packs by Type

4.6.4 Number of Glass Packs by Closure Material

4.6.5 Number of Glass Packs by Closure Type

4.6.6 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Material

4.6.7 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Type

5 Packaging Design and Manufacturing Trends

5.1 Key Design Trends

5.1.1 Packaging firms need to more closely align themselves with manufacturers’ needs

5.1.2 Lightweighting remains vital to lowering costs

5.1.3 Innovative environmentally-friendly packaging is being developed

5.1.4 New designs are meeting demand for convenience and ease of use

5.2 Key Manufacturing Trends

5.2.1 Manufacturing processes continue to evolve with the latest technological advancements

5.2.2 Difficulties in raw material procurement are driving up costs

5.2.3 Manufacturers and trade bodies are tackling environmental concerns

6 Regulatory Environment

6.1 Overview

6.2 Key Directives and Laws

6.2.1 Packaging Regulations

6.2.2 Waste Disposal Regulations

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1 Competitive Landscape by Packaging Material

7.1.1 Flexible Packaging

7.1.2 Paper & Board

7.1.3 Rigid Plastics

7.1.4 Rigid Metal

7.1.5 Glass

7.2 Key Companies in the UK Packaging Industry

7.3 Key Financial Deals

8 Appendix

8.1 What is this Report About?

8.2 Time Frame

8.3 Product Category Coverage

8.4 Packaging Definitions

8.4.1 Primary Packaging Container

8.4.2 Primary Packaging Closure

8.4.3 Primary Packaging Outer

8.5 Consumer Survey Definitions

8.5.1 Demographic Definitions

8.6 Methodology

8.6.1 Overall Research Program Framework

8.6.2 Stage 1 - Initial Market Sizing of the Packaging Market

8.6.3 Stage 2 – Primary Research on Packaging Consumption

8.6.4 Stage 3 - Analyst Review

8.6.5 Stage 4 - Expert Review

8.6.6 Stage 5 – Publication

8.7 About Canadean

8.8 Disclaimer

List of tables

Table 1: Total market value influence by the Indulgence consumer trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 2: Total Market Value Influenced by the Better Value for ...

Table 1: Total market value influence by the Indulgence consumer trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 2: Total Market Value Influenced by the Better Value for Money Consumer Trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 3: Total Market Value Influenced by the Personal Space & Time Consumer Trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 4: Total Market Value Influence by the Changing Lifestages Trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 5: Total Market Value Influenced by the Busy Lives Consumer Trend (GBP Million), 2013

Table 6: UK Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 7: UK Packaging by Industry (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 8: UK Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million),2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 9: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Table 10: UK Flexible Packaging by Industry(Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 11: UK Flexible Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 12: UK Flexible Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 13: UK Flexible Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 14: UK Flexible Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 15: UK Flexible Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 16: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Table 17: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Industry (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 18: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 19: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 20: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 21: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 22: UK Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 23: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Table 24: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Industry (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 25: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 26: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 27: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 28: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 29: UK Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 30: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Table 31: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Industry (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 32: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 33: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 34: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 35: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 36: UK Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 37: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Table 38: UK Glass Packaging by Industry (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 39: UK Glass Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 40: UK Glass Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 41: UK Glass Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 42: UK Glass Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 43: UK Glass Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2010, 2014 and 2018

Table 44: UK Recycling targets (%), 2012–2017

Table 45: UK Recycling targets (%), 2012–2017

Table 46: Key Financial Deals in UK Packaging, 2014

Table 47: Product Category Coverage

Table 48: Primary Packaging Container Materials

Table 49: Primary Packaging Container Types

Table 50: Primary Packaging Closure Materials

Table 51: Primary Packaging Closure Types

Table 52: Primary Packaging Outer Materials

Table 53: Primary Packaging Outer Types

Table 54: Explanation of Trends

Table 55: Demographic definitions

List of figures

Figure 1: Market share of major packaging materials (%), 2014

Figure 2: Canadean’s consumer trend framework

Figure 3: Percentage of retail consumption driven by each ...

Figure 1: Market share of major packaging materials (%), 2014

Figure 2: Canadean’s consumer trend framework

Figure 3: Percentage of retail consumption driven by each trend, UK, 2013

Figure 4: GBP21,887 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered Indulgence

Figure 5: Degree of influence by volume, by gender– UK, 2013

Figure 6: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – UK, 2013

Figure 7: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – UK, 2013

Figure 8: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – UK, 2013

Figure 9: GBP18,596 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered Better Value for Money

Figure 10: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – UK, 2013

Figure 11: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – UK, 2013

Figure 12: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – UK, 2013

Figure 13: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – UK, 2013

Figure 14: GBP17,536 million worth of CPG products were chosen by consumers in 2013 because they offered Personal Space & Time

Figure 15: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – UK, 2013

Figure 16: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – UK, 2013

Figure 17: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – UK, 2013

Figure 18: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – UK, 2013

Figure 19: The Changing Lifestages trend influenced GBP16,832 million worth of CPG products in 2013

Figure 20: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – UK, 2013

Figure 21: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – UK, 2013

Figure 22: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – UK, 2013

Figure 23: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – UK 2013

Figure 24: The Busy Lives trend influenced GBP13,456 million worth of CPG products in 2013

Figure 25: Degree of influence by volume, by gender – UK, 2013

Figure 26: Degree of influence by volume, by age group – UK, 2013

Figure 27: Degree of influence by volume, by wealth group – UK 2013

Figure 28: Degree of influence by volume, by leisure time – UK 2013

Figure 29: Marketers can appeal to the significant share of Britain’s population born abroad by using multiple languages on packaging

Figure 30: Only a tenth of consumers would pay full price for goods in damaged packaging

Figure 31: Two-thirds of adults in the UK are not influenced by the ability to recycle the Packaging, when making purchases

Figure 32: UK Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2010–2018

Figure 33: Sectors by Packaging material with the four highest growth rates (%), 2010–2018

Figure 34: Sectors by Packaging material with the four lowest growth rates (%), 2010–2018

Figure 35: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%),2010–2018

Figure 36: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 37: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 38: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Flexible Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 39: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Figure 40: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Paper & Board Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 41: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Paper & Board Packaging 2010–2018

Figure 42: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Paper & Board Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 43: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Paper & Board Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 44: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Figure 45: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 46: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 47: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 48: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 49: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Figure 50: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 51: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 52: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 53: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Rigid Metal Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 54: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2010–2018

Figure 55: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Glass Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 56: Closure Type with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Glass Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 57: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in UK Glass Packaging, 2010–2018

Figure 58: There is a disparity in the priorities of packaging buyers and suppliers worldwide

Figure 59: Magellan, a new Lightweight 38/400 (55mm) valve closure

Figure 60: Bericap’s lightweight closures

Figure 61: Amcor’s lightweight peelable lidding film

Figure 62: Carlsberg and Coca-Cola have made savings by designing lighter bottles

Figure 63: Beer brands are innovating with new materials

Figure 64: Lightweight Flexible Packaging reduces waste compared to Rigid Plastic Packaging

Figure 65: Flavored water in lightweight and recyclable Tetra Pak made from Paper& Board

Figure 66: Tetra Rex carton with bio-based cap

Figure 67: Sugarcane-derived HDPE is being used extensively

Figure 68: Ecover launched the bottle made out of recycled Ocean Plastic

Figure 69: Despite a successful trial run, refillable in-store dispensing systems haven’t been adopted widely in the UK

Figure 70: Few consumers will actively seek out refillable packaging

Figure 71: MAPET II trays offer increased visibility and are more environmentally-friendly

Figure 72: Wonka bar introduced with a resealable wrap

Figure 73: FaerchPlast CPET skin pack for meat and poultry

Figure 74: Thermoforming films provide convenience by allowing multi-phase cooking and a variety of applications

Figure 75: Consumers are looking for packaging that makes the preparation and consumption of food easy

Figure 76: Closures offering convenience benefits are slowly taking market share away from other closures in the Drinks sector

Figure 77: The Zork stopper allows Sparkling Wines to remain fizzy for longer

Figure 78: Crude Oil prices have risen sharply since 2003, and have declined at the end of 2014

Figure 79: UK Packaging Competitive Landscape

Figure 80: Packaging Research Program Methodology

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