Japan Fresh Food Packaging Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Plastic, Paper And Board, Glass, Metal), And By Application (Poultry And Meat Products, Dairy Products, Produce (Vegetables And Fruits), Sea Food, Others) - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Nov 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611121
  • Pages : 84

The Japan fresh food packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.21% over the forecast period. The fresh food packaging market is growing in Japan due to an increase in demand for organic food. According to organic trade, organic packaged food and beverages in Japan had a market size of US$602.6 million in 2021, representing 1.0% of global demand and roughly 9.4% of demand in the Asia Pacific. The increase in consumption of organic food in Japan has increased the requirement for fresh food packaging solutions as people are health conscious and opt for organic food, and would even like to have proper packing for the protection and safety of enclosed food. Japan has one of the most advanced technologies in the world, and this has led to the creation of advanced technologies for fresh food packaging. Thereby making innovative and attractive packaging solutions. The growing demand for fresh food and a health-conscious population is further increasing the market for fresh food packaging. The need for shelf-life extension of fresh food and organic food is a major driver for the market as fresh food packaging helps in providing protection and safety and even resistance from microorganisms and bacteria. The growing threat of food spoilage necessitates the use of more robust and long-lasting packaging.

The better health facilities in a country with rich traditions and culture have resulted in an increase in the geriatric population. This has become a limiting factor for fresh food packaging because it is reducing agricultural production due to a shrinking population share in the agriculture sector. The low fertility rate and improved life expectancy are increasing the number of elderly people in Japan. The stringent government regulations regarding the use of fresh food packaging material are also a reason for the restriction. The fresh food packaging market is highly affected due to the lack of natural resources in the country which leads to less consumption and the need for packaging in fresh food products. The Japan Fresh Food Packaging market has been segmented on the basis of material and application. By material, the market has been segmented as paper and board, glass, plastic and metal. By application, the Japanese fresh food packaging market has been classified into poultry and meat products, produce (vegetables and fruits), seafood, dairy products and others. Paper and board have a significant market share due to the widespread use of traditional packaging materials. By application, produced seafood accounted for a significant market share in 2020. 

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the Japan fresh food packaging market include SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY, International Paper, ULMA GROUP, Takemoto Packaging. Inc., and KOBAYASHI & Co., LTD. Because of their strong brand image and product offerings, these companies have a sizable market share. Major players in the Japanese fresh food packaging market have been covered along with their relative competitive positions and strategies. The report also discusses recent deals and investments made by various market participants over the last two years.

Recent development and expansions

  • DNP, SIG and Cosmo foods launched a packaging innovation and value-added filling technology in Japan in October 2021. with SIG’s unique on-the-go combismile carton pack, Cosmo Foods has the opportunity to develop and fill a wide range of exciting new product concepts with tangible added value, such as real pieces of fruit or vegetables, creating exciting opportunities to work with many top Japanese food and beverage brands. In Japan, the demand for healthy, distinctive, and high-quality beverages in convenient single-serve packs for on-the-go consumption is increasing.
  • In Feb 2020, Toppan Printing (Tokyo) a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, launched a food Packaging System for Freshness Preservation and Lower Environmental Impact

COVID-19 impact on Japan Fresh Food Packaging Market

The coronavirus pandemic affected many industries in Japan, but it had only a minor impact on the country's demand for fresh food packaging. The market was impacted by the implementation of a lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which resulted in a halt in operations across several industry verticals. However, demand for food, beverages, and pet food increased, supporting the market. During the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fresh food packaging market in Japan experienced resilient growth, which was largely supported by the food and beverage industry.

Japan Fresh Food Packaging Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 2.21% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Material, And Application
 Companies Covered SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY, International Paper, ULMA GROUP, Takemoto Packaging. Inc., KOBAYASHI & Co., LTD.
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Material
    • Plastic
    • Paper and Board
    • Glass
    • Metal
  • By Application
    • Poultry and Meat Products
    • Dairy Products
    • Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)
    • Seafood
    • Others

1. Introduction

1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Covid-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation


2. Research Methodology  

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3. Executive Summary

3.1. Research Highlights


4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5. Japan Fresh Food Packaging Market, By Material

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Plastic

5.3. Paper and Board

5.4. Glass

5.5. Metal


6. Japan Fresh Food Packaging Market, By Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Poultry and Meat Products

6.3. Dairy Products

6.4. Produce (Vegetables and Fruits)

6.5. Seafood

6.6. Others


7. Competitive Environment and Analysis

7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8. Company Profiles 


8.2. International Paper


8.4. Takemoto Packaging. Inc.

8.5. KOBAYASHI & Co., LTD.


International Paper


Takemoto Packaging. Inc.