Home > Polymers, Specialty Chemicals & Advanced Materials > Retail Ready Packaging Market

Retail Ready Packaging Market Size - By Product (Die Cast Display Box, Corrugated Paper Box, Shrink Wrapped Trays, Folding Cartons), Material (Paper & Paperboard, Plastic [PETE, PE]), Industry (F&B, Cosmetic & Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals) & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GMI363
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Retail Ready Packaging Market size was valued at USD 62.9 billion in 2021 and is projected to exhibit 4.8% CAGR from 2022 to 2028 due to the burgeoning food & beverage industry across the globe. In terms of volume, the market is estimated to reach 49,488.8 kilo tons with 4.4% CAGR through the forecast period.

retail ready packaging market outlook

To get more details on this report: Request Free Sample PDF

Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) also referred to as shelf packaging is a secondary packaging that aids in the optimization of stock. These shelf ready products provide all the packaging advantages such as easy handling, efficient replenishment, and lightweight. RRP products are mostly recyclable and help in effective brand promotions; hence, are widely accepted across the globe.

Retail ready packaging is a vital packaging option used in food and consumer goods industries. The major advantage of these packaging units is that they are appealing to the eye and reduce the time needed to unpack products or set up displays. In corrugated applications, substrate plays a major role in dictating the appearance of ink on the finished job. Most corrugated boards are flexo printed either directly on the finished board or via pre-printing on the outer layer or liner or by laminating.

The printing quality on corrugated boxes is directly related to the defects occurring during the corrugation process. The ability to exhibit effective brand promotion strategies is anticipated to further drive the product demand throughout the assessment period. The food & beverage segment is one of the largest consumers of RRP products, propelling the retail ready packaging market revenue by the end of 2028.

Packaging has varied vital functions in the entire supply chain - from manufacturer to the final consumer in the retail trade. The primary function is to contain and protect the product during logistics. The secondary function is to promote the product by attracting the consumers’ attention and creating a positive impression that will result in retail ready packaging market sales in a highly competitive environment.

Indispensable use of paper & paperboard will complement growth

retail ready packaging market by material

To get more details on this report: Request Free Sample PDF

The paperboard segment will generate a demand of around 35 million tons by 2028 owing to the growing demand for sustainable packaging across the globe. The paper & paperboard recyclable and adheres with various packaging regulations, making it highly desirable for product packaging. Paper & paperboards are cost-efficient alternatives of plastics, providing similar characteristics. Plastic is another important material segment in the industry. Among the various plastic segments, polyethylene is anticipated to show the highest revenue gains during the assessment period.

Growing demand for corrugated retail ready packaging will drive the overall market

retail ready packaging market by product

To get more details on this report: Request Free Sample PDF

The corrugated box segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% through 2028. The RRP products possess varied properties, making them a preferred choice in food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and cosmetic industries. Corrugated boxes exhibit excellent properties, such as impact resistance, cushioning, and shock absorption, making them highly suitable in the packaging of food, beverage, cosmetic, and personal care products. RRP products also help in providing better product identification properties. The growing demand for corrugated products mainly in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to further fuel the retail ready packaging market share during the forecast period.

The food industry to dominate the overall market demand throughput the review period

retail ready packaging market by end user

The food application segment dominates the retail ready packaging market and will generate over USD 35 billion by 2028 owing to the growing demand for processed food in the developing regions. RRP products are recyclable; hence, they comply with various food packaging regulations across the globe. In terms of manufacturers, these packaging products allow effective brand promotions at a comparatively lower price, making them ideal for the competitive food & beverage market.

The other applications segment includes electronics, homecare products, and tobacco is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of over 3.5% through 2028. The growing per capita income in the developing regions has resulted in the increase of electronic sales, in turn, boosting the overall retail ready packaging industry during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific to generate substantial revenue gains throughout the assessment period

retail ready packaging market by region

Asia Pacific is one of the major revenue pockets and will hold a market share of over 40% by 2028 due to the growing retail sector in India and China. The propelling investments in various sectors, such as food, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, are projected to have major to the overall Asia Pacific packaging industry.

The Middle East retail ready packaging industry held a share of around 9% in terms of revenue in 2021. The burgeoning retail sector in the region coupled with increasing demand for packaged food is anticipated to augment the production demand throughout the forecast period.

Mergers & acquisitions is a major strategy in the market

In October 2018, Smurfit Kappa acquired Belgrade Paper Factory, one of the oldest paper-mills in Serbia and Avala Ada, a shipping & commercial packaging products manufacturer in Europe. This move is in line with the company’s strategy to expand its footprint in the Southeast European region.

The major players in the retail ready packaging industry include Refresco Group, SIG Combibloc GmbH, Weedon PSC Ltd., BillerudKorsnäs AB, WestRock Company, Georgia-Pacific LLC, International Paper Company, Smurfit Kappa Group, Amcor, Clearwater Paper Corporation, Linpac, Packaging Corporation of America, DS Smith, and Huhtamaki Group, among others.

The retail ready packaging market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons and revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

Click here to Buy Section of this Report

By Product

  • Die cut display boxes
  • Corrugated boxes
  • Shrink wrapped trays
  • Folding cartons
  • Others

By Material

  • Paper & paperboard
  • Plastic
    • PE
    • PETE
    • Others

By Application

  • Food
    • Dairy products
    • Fruits & vegetables
    • Meat & poultry
  • Beverage
  • Cosmetics & personal care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global retail ready packaging industry size is slated to surpass USD 85 billion by 2028 and will record a 4.8% CAGR from 2022 to 2028 owing to the fast-growing food & beverage sector across the world.

Retail ready packaging or shelf packaging can be described as a type of secondary packaging that helps in the optimization of stock to offer advantages like easy handling, and efficient replenishment.

Demand for paperboard retail product packaging is likely to amass 35 million tons, in terms of volume by 2028 driven by the surging need for sustainable packaging across the globe.

The retail ready packaging industry share from food applications will surpass USD 35 billion through 2028 due to the thriving requirement for processed food across the developing regions.

Asia Pacific is expected to capture close to 40% of the retail ready packaging industry share by 2028, mainly impelled by the expanding retail sector in India and China coupled with the rising investments in the food, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Buy Now

Access to only 1 person; cannot be shared; cannot be printed
Access for 2 to 5 users only within same department of one company
Access to a company wide audience; includes subsidiary companies or other companies within a group of companies

Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 794
  • Countries covered: 18
  • Pages: 400
Inquiry Before Buying

Budget constraints? Get in touch with us for special pricing

Request Discount