Lunch Box Market: Introduction

Working professionals and school-going students are the main users of lunch boxes. The lunch box market is majorly growing due to the demand from school and college going students. Lunch boxes are available in a wide range of materials such as stainless steel, glass, vinyl, or polypropylene. Home-cooked meals are highly nutritious, fresh, hygienic, and economical. The increasing preference for home cooked meals is expected to be a significant factor fueling the growth of the lunch box market. Also, many of the commercial services have started providing lunch box or bento box which is expected to trigger the growth of the market.

Lunch Box Market: Competition Landscape

Tiger Corporation

Established in 1923, Tiger Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of household products. It is headquartered in Kadoma, Okasa City, Japan. Tiger Corporation offers its wide range of products in many countries. Its product portfolio includes lunch boxes, air pump jugs, food jars, vacuum bottles, mugs and tumblers, rice cookers, and electric kettles.

Thermos L.L.C

Thermos L.L.C, with headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, was founded in the year 1904, and is the pioneer of the vacuum insulation technology. The company mainly manufactures insulated food and beverage containers. It offers various products such as mugs and tumblers, water bottles, food jars, coolers, lunch boxes, funtainer, Patina Vie, and many other products. The Thermos family has other affiliated brands that include Lifefactory and Alfi.

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Corelle Brands LLC

Founded in the year 1991, Corelle Brands LLC is a manufacturer and distributor of kitchenware products. Based in Rosemont, Illinois, United States, the company employs ~3000 employees around the globe. Corelle Brands manufactures dinnerware, bakeware, and kitchen and household tools under various brand names such as Pyrex, Corelle, Corningware, Snapware, Chicago Cutlery, Snapware, and OLFA.

Some of the other key players operating in the global lunch box market are Tupperware, Pacific Market International, Hamilton Housewares Pvt Ltd., Pigeon, Lock&Lock, Zojirushi America Corporation, Cello World, etc.

Lunch Box Market: Dynamics

Rising demand for home cooked food

Growing health consciousness among the people is leading to the demand for homely cooked food. Also, most educational institutions are expecting students to bring home made lunch boxes. Working professionals opt for home cooked food as it is fresh, nutritious, hygienic, and pocket friendly. Hence, rapidly changing consumer preferences is likely to propel the global market for lunch boxes in the near future.

Product portfolio extension of lunch boxes

Nowadays, a variety of lunch boxes are available in the market; innovation in lunch boxes will trigger the growth of the market. Electric lunch boxes are seeing growing demand due to its convenience and easy to heat option. Furthermore, other options available in lunch boxes include microwave safe, freezer safe, dishwasher safe, insulated, air tight, and liquid tight. Thus, production innovation is expected to be a dominant growth factor in the lunch box market.

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Lunch Box Market: Segmentation

The global lunch box market can be segmented based on:

  • Material Type
  • Number of Containers
  • End-user
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region

Lunch Box Market, by Material Type

Based on material type, the global lunch box market can be divided into:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Vinyl or Polypropylene
  • Glass
  • Others

Lunch Box Market, by Number of Containers

In terms of number of containers, the global lunch box market can be segregated into:

  • 1 to 3
  • 3 to 6
  • Others

Lunch Box Market, by End-user

Based on end-user, the global lunch box market can be classified as:

  • Working professionals
  • Students
  • Others

Lunch Box Market, by Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channel, the global lunch box market can be divided into:

  • Online
  • Offline
  • Supermarkets
  • Hypermarkets
  • Specialty Store
  • Retail Stores

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