Latest Trends and Key Issues in the Japanese Retail Packaging Market - The outlook for primary packaging containers, closures and outers to 2017

Published: October 2013

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Product Synopsis
• “Latest Trends and Key Issues in the Japanese Retail Packaging Market" is a detailed industry report providing comprehensive analysis of the emerging trends and opportunities in Japanese packaging market.
• The report is a result of a thorough analysis of consumer trends, packaging manufacturing trends and packaging innovation within Japan consumer packaged goods market. The report provides both qualitative and quantitative insights into each of the packaging materials– Flexible, Glass, Rigid Plastic, Rigid Metaland Paper &Board.
• The report includes detailed tables and charts to provide a comprehensive understanding of packaging consumption to clearly establish market trends, packaging dynamics and areas of future growth potential.
•It provides an overview of the competitive landscape of Japan packaging sector with an analysis of the key market leaders including a snap shot of major deals.

Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
Packaging companies and retailers seek the latest information on consumer trends and opportunities to formulate their sales and marketing strategies. There is also demand for authentic market data with a high level of detail. This report has been created to provide its readers with up-to-date information and analysis to uncover emerging opportunities of growth within the CPG market.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
As consumer product demand evolves the dynamics between different packaging types also evolves – favouring some packaging types and formats and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
The differential growth across different packaging materials and formats drive fundamental shifts in the market. These differentials result from various factors such as changing consumer preferences, regulatory compliance, and innovation within the packaging market.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The report is a unique combination of in-depth qualitative analysis and authoritative packaging data for the years 2007–2017. Each packaging material has detailed data break up by packaging type, closure material, closure type, outer material, and outer type.

Key Features and Benefits
Comprehensive coverage of the key consumer trends affecting the CPG market. Markets covered include alcoholic drinks, food, health & beauty, home improvement, household care, non-alcoholic drinks, pet care, and tobacco & tobacco products

Detailed analysis of each packaging material providing detailed break up including pack types, closures, and outers.

Provides key manufacturing and innovation trends in the packaging industry.

Highlights the key regulatory framework governing the Japan packaging industry.

Overview of the competitive landscape in Japan packaging industry including key players in each of the packaging material segments and major deals.

Key Highlights
With an increasing number of single households due to the inclination of Japanese people to remain unmarried or marry late, there is an increase in demand for smaller sized packs. Young population take small sized packs for on-the-go consumption while increasing older consumers take it for small portion consumption.

Owing to lower economic growth and unstable value of local currency, consumers whose income is not prospering are forced to buy value for money goods. Most consumers seek more information to discern products. Packaging plays a major role in providing value for money goods.

As the Japanese population gets older demand for convenient packaging is on the rise. Design of convenient packaging refers lowering of packaging weight and enabling ease of use. Therefore, packaging Industry in Japan has significant opportunity to develop products with specific needs for the aged population such as easy-to-open packs, re-sealable packs, packs with longer shelf life and clear labeling

Packaging companies have shown a strong inclination towards producing eco-friendly products, thereby reducing carbon footprints. Manufacturers are increasing efforts to meet regulatory compliance with respect to environmental challenges. For instance, Kao Group has redesigned its products to reduce carbon emission by reducing resins used in its new packaging formats.

In Japan, Busy lifestyles are paving the way for lifestyle diseases. Functional food is favored and considered as healthy alternative to other food types. Manufacturers are making initiatives to innovate products for healthy Japanese. For instance, Kirin Mets Cola, a sugar free cola drink launched during early 2012, received significant acceptance amongst Japanese consumers as the product claims to have an indigestible form of dextrin that restricts fat absorption during a meal. Kirin Beverage claims that ‘Met Cola’ is the world’s first health Cola drink

Table of contents

1 Executive Summary
2 Overview of the Japanese Packaging Market
3 Consumer Drivers
3.1 Challenging demographic profile
3.1.1 Aging Population necessitates need for convenient packaging
3.1.2 Changing household scenarios
3.2 Effects of macro-economic trends and natural disasters
3.2.1 Consumer reactions to Macro economic trends
3.2.2 Rise of distinct consumer segments groups with different needs
3.2.3 Twin disasters indicate need for newer packaging material and better packaging designs
3.3 Changing retail landscape alters packaging industry
3.3.1 Convenience stores boost packaging industry
3.3.2 E-commerce fosters new packaging designs and labeling
3.4 Prominent shopping patterns
3.4.1 Health and Beauty are integral part of Japanese life and culture
3.4.2 Japanese consumers give preference to aesthetics and advanced technologies in packaging
3.4.3 High eco-consciousness
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Japan Packaging by Material
4.1.2 Japan Packaging by Market
4.1.3 Japan Packaging by Type
4.2 Flexible Packaging
4.2.1 Overall Flexible Packaging Market
4.2.2 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Market
4.2.3 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Type
4.2.4 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Closure Material
4.2.5 Flexible Packaging by Closure Type
4.2.6 Flexible Packaging by Outer Material
4.2.7 Number of Flexible Packaging Packs by Outer Type
4.3 Paper & Board
4.3.1 Overall Paper & Board Packaging Market
4.3.2 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Market
4.3.3 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Type
4.3.4 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Material
4.3.5 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Closure Type
4.3.6 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Material
4.3.7 Number of Paper & Board Packs by Outer Type
4.4 Rigid Plastics
4.4.1 Overall Rigid Plastic Packaging Market
4.4.2 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Market
4.4.3 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Type
4.4.4 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Material
4.4.5 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Closure Type
4.4.6 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Material
4.4.7 Number of Rigid Plastic Packs by Outer Type
4.5 Rigid Metal
4.5.1 Overall Rigid Metal Packaging Market
4.5.2 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Market
4.5.3 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Type
4.5.4 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Material
4.5.5 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Closure Type
4.5.6 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Material
4.5.7 Number of Rigid Metal Packs by Outer Type
4.6 Glass
4.6.1 Overall Glass Packaging Market
4.6.2 Number of Glass Packs by Market
4.6.3 Number of Glass Packs by Type
4.6.4 Number of Glass Packs by Closure Material
4.6.5 Number of Glass Packaging by Closure Type
4.6.6 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Material
4.6.7 Number of Glass Packs by Outer Type
5 Packaging Design and Manufacturing Trends
5.1 Key Design Trends
5.1.1 Convenient packaging is of prime importance as Japanese consumers get older
5.1.2 Sustainability as an important feature in Japanese retail packaging
5.1.3 Innovative packaging design is crucial in the Japanese retail market
5.1.4 Packaging firms need to more closely align themselves with manufacturers’ needs
5.2 Key Manufacturing Trends
5.2.1 Japanese consumers demand high quality packaging with good aesthetics
5.2.2 Single-serve packs are popular in the Japanese retail market
5.2.3 Resource scarcity is driving increased use of recycled Paper & Board packaging
5.2.4 Technological advancements drive packaging innovation
5.2.5 Difficulties in raw material procurement are driving up costs
6 Regulatory Environment
6.1 Overview
6.2 Key Directives and Laws
6.2.1 Food Sanitation Law
6.2.2 Food Safety Basic Law
6.2.3 Japan Agriculture Standards
6.2.4 Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Container & Packaging Recycling Act
7 Competitive Landscape
7.1 Competitive Landscape by Packaging Material
7.1.1 Paper & Board
7.1.2 Rigid Plastics
7.1.3 Flexible Plastics
7.1.4 Rigid Metal
7.1.5 Glass
7.2 Key Companies in the Japan Packaging Industry
7.3 Key Financial Deals
8 Appendix
8.1 What is this Report About?
8.2 Time Frame
8.3 Product Category Coverage
8.4 Packaging Definitions
8.4.1 Primary Packaging Container
8.4.2 Primary Packaging Closure
8.4.3 Primary Packaging Outer
8.5 Methodology
8.5.1 Overall Research Program Framework
8.6 About Canadean
8.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Major Convenient Stores in Japan, sales and number of outlets (2011)
Table 2: Japan online retail sales (JPY Billion) and online retail sales penetration (%), 2007–2017
Table 3: Japan Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 4: Japan Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 5: Japan Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 6: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Table 7: Japan Flexible Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 8: Japan Flexible Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 9: Japan Flexible Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 10: Japan Flexible Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 11: Japan Flexible Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 12: Japan Flexible Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 13: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Table 14: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 15: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 16: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 17: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 18: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 19: Japan Paper & Board Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 20: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Table 21: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 22: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 23: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 24: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 25: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 26: Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 27: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Table 28: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 29: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 30: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 31: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 32: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 33: Japan Rigid Metal Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 34: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Table 35: Japan Glass Packaging by Market (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 36: Japan Glass Packaging by Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 37: Japan Glass Packaging by Closure Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 38: Japan Glass Packaging by Closure Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 39: Japan Glass Packaging by Outer Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 40: Japan Glass Packaging by Outer Type (Number of Packs, Million), 2007, 2012 and 2017
Table 41: Key Financial Deals in Japan Packaging, 2012-2013
Table 42: Product Category Coverage
Table 43: Primary Packaging Container Materials
Table 44: Primary Packaging Container Types
Table 45: Primary Packaging Closure Materials
Table 46: Primary Packaging Closure Types
Table 47: Primary Packaging Outer Materials
Table 48: Primary Packaging Outer Types

List of Figures
Figure 1: Market share of major packaging materials (%), 2012
Figure 2: Japan’s Population by Age Group,2012
Figure 3: New Product targets aged consumers to assist in better visibility
Figure 4: Household Break-up in Japan
Figure 5: New products and packaging designs on display
Figure 6: Online Sales Value and Online Penetration in Japan is witnessing steady growth
Figure 7: Japan Packaging by Material (Number of Packs, Million), 2007–2017
Figure 8: Sectors by Packaging Material with the Four Highest Growth Rates (%), 2007–2017
Figure 9: Sectors by Packaging Material with the Four Lowest Growth Rates (%), 2007–2017
Figure 10: Number of Flexible Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Figure 11: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Flexible Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 12: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Flexible Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 13: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Flexible Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 14: Number of Paper & Board Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Figure 15: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Paper & Board Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 16: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Paper & Board Packaging 2007–2017
Figure 17: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Paper & Board Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 18: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Paper & Board Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 19: Number of Rigid Plastic Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Figure 20: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 21: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 22: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 23: Outer Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Plastic Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 24: Number of Rigid Metal Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Figure 25: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Metal Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 26: Packaging Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Metal Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 27: Closure Types with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Rigid Metal Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 28: Number of Glass Packaging Units (Millions) and Annual Growth (%), 2007–2017
Figure 29: Sectors with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Glass Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 30: Closure Type with the Largest Market Share Gains and Losses in Japan Glass Packaging, 2007–2017
Figure 31: Pocari Sweat offers its health drink in lighter PET bottles
Figure 32: Crushable lightweight mineral water from Coca-Cola offer convenience
Figure 33: Flexible Pouch with a dispenser for insecticides
Figure 34: Lesser carbon emission to enhance sustainability.
Figure 35: Refill Stand-up Pouch which reduces pouring time
Figure 36: Thermo chromic ink technology implemented in beverage can
Figure 37: Innovative plastic packaging creates Glass like transparency
Figure 38: Key concerns of consumer goods manufacturers and packaging manufacturers, 2013
Figure 39: Single-serve packs use on rise
Figure 40: Oxygen scavenger to indicate freshness of product
Figure 41: Innovative Electro-Conductive pack to preserve frozen food
Figure 42: Labeling for irregular shape to enhance product security
Figure 43: Crude Oil prices have risen sharply since 2003, and are forecast to remain high
Figure 44: Japan Packaging Competitive Landscape
Figure 45: Methodology

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