Packaging industry, with technological advancement, have continuously been upgrading its packaging types across various industries such as food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer goods. Among the wide range of industries, the food industry has witnessed the maximum packaging transformations with time. Packaging industry, considering the busy routines of the consumers and the time limitations, have introduced the cook in bag pack facility for the customers. Cook in bag pack enables cooking of the ready-made foods either by steam or oven at appropriate temperatures which take maximum 10-15 minutes. The heat-safe bags cooks the food by trapping the heat around the food with moist and hot air that results in a moist and delicious food. Cook in the bag pack market is expected to witness an escalating demand among the consumers.
Cook in Bag Pack: Market Dynamics
Cook in bag pack market is mainly driven by the consumers’ increasing demand for organized cooking in their hectic daily life. Cook in bag pack market witness high demand in the food industry due to its ability to provide the consumers with restaurant quality food, quick and simple meals, extended shelf life and less or no chances of undercooked food. Another factor that fuels up the growth of the cook in bag pack market is that the affordable prices of the ready to eat food packets. Cook in bag pack serves best for the purpose of cooking for a large group of people wherein, it consumes less time and provides organized cooking. Hence, cook in bag pack market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to its versatile benefits.
However, cook in bag pack comes along with some restraints. Cook in bag packs includes bag packs manufactured from vast and dense plastics that serves the purpose of storing, eating and cooking food. Hence, when disposed of, these plastic bags compounds the problem of environmental contamination. Cook in bag pack food contains food ingredients that are highly processed and have high preservative content which is required to extend the shelf life of the food content. The high content of preservatives can be injurious to health.
Bag pack market has an opportunity to manufacture the food bags out of biodegradable plastics which would thereby reduce the environmental contamination. The cook in bag pack market can also produce reusable cook in bag pack food packets which would serve the consumer for other purposes.
Cook in Bag Pack: Market Segmentation
Cook in bag pack market can be segmented on the basis of bag pack sizes, which include:
- Small Bags (5”x 8”x 3”)
- Medium Bags (6”x9.37”x3.25”)
- Large Bags (6.69”x11”x3.5”)
Cook in bag pack market can be segmented on the basis of types of bag packs, which include:
- Boil-in- Bags
- Solid Bags
- Porous Bags
- Steamer Bags
- Oven Bags
Cook in bag pack market can be segmented on the basis of types of food packed in the bag packs, which include:
- Meat products
Cook in Bag Pack: Segment Outlook
Cook in bag pack market can be segmented by sizes which include small, medium and large sized bags depending on the food quantity. Cook in bag pack market can be segmented as bag packs used which include boil-in- bags and steamer bags. Boil-in-bags are further segmented into solid and porous bags. Food in such bags is cooked in boiling water. Steamer bags are vented plastics food bags that are cooked in the microwave with the help of heat buildup around the food. It is a quick method of preparing food and is widely preferred by the consumers. Oven bags are almost similar to steamer bags except that they are large and are not prevented. These cook in bag packs are used mainly for roasting large sized meats. Cook in bag pack market can be further segmented on the basis of types of food which include various meat products such as chicken, pork, beef, turkey and others, the ready to eat soups, bakery like cakes, vegetables and others.
Cook in Bag Pack: Regional Outlook
Regional coverage for the cook in bag pack market includes North America’s Cook in bag pack market, Latin America’s Cook in bag pack market, Europe’s Cook in bag pack market, Asia-Pacific’s Cook in bag pack market and China’s Cook in bag pack market and the Middle East and Africa’s Cook in bag pack market. Cook in bag pack market witnesses a high demand in North America, Latin America, and Europe because of the busy consumer lifestyle. However, the cook in bag pack market is expected to grow significantly in APAC region as consumers have widely adopted this method of organized cooking to save up time and energy.
Cook in Bag Pack: Market Players
The market players in cook in bag pack market are Plascon, M & Q Packaging, Extra Packaging Corp., Sirane Food Packaging, Paper Chef and others.
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