Retort Pouches Market – Trend for Opting Easy-Peasy Ready-to-Eat Food Products Boost the Market


The global retort pouch market is choc-o-bloc with keen players trying to stay ahead of the curve through cost-reductions and improved products. This makes the competition stiff in the market. Serving to boost the market is the busy lifestyle of people worldwide, which has upped the demand for ready-to-eat food products for which the most preferred packages are retort pouches.

Various keen companies’ efforts to churn out more sophisticated and eye-catching products is also catalyzing growth in the global retort pouches market. Retort pouches are supplanting cans in the food packaging industry because of their ability to prolong the shelf life to the product. Recyclability issues of retort pouches, on account of the multi-layer materials used in them, however, is posing a challenge to the market.

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The global retort pouch market can be segmented based on different parameters. Depending upon material type, for example, the market can be classified into aluminum foil, polypropylene (PP), food cast PP, polyamide, and polyethylene. The polyethylene can be further segmented into HDPE, LDPE, and LLDPE. At present, the segment of aluminum foil is highly popular in developing countries, while polyamide is seeing substantial uptake in developed continents of Europe and North America.

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From a geographic standpoint, Asia Pacific leads the market in terms of growth rate. By rising at a 7.5% CAGR in the forecast period, the market in the region is projected account for a dominant share in revenue – about US$2.54 bn – by 2025. The annual consumption of retort pouches is expected to touch 12,176 million units by 2025-end in the region, which currently holds 31.3 % share in the market. Asia Pacific’s dominant position is mainly a result of soaring demand for safe and hygienic ready-to-eat meals and pet foods in the region.

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