The global cook-in bags market is expected to post a CAGR of over 6 percent during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. A key factor driving the growth of the market is increased awareness about food hygiene. Good food hygiene practices play an important role in food preparation as unhygienic food handling practices can lead to foodborne diseases.
Health-conscious consumers are adopting safe handling practices. The use of cook-in-bags has emerged as a safe food-handling practice. Raw food in cook-in-bags can be directly cooked or roasted in an oven, eliminating the need for human contact, thereby ensuring food hygiene. The bags also eliminate the cleaning stage and, hence, are perceived as a more convenient way of cooking for time-pressed consumers. Thus, improved food hygiene practice is expected to be one the key factors driving the global cook-in-bags market.
The introduction of self-seal oven bags is an emerging trend in the global cook-in-bags market. Self-seal oven bags are made from naturally self-venting film. After consumers purchase meat from the retail store in these oven bags, the bag is sealed using a fold-over-flap making it odor- and leak-proof. As these bags are light in weight, they are easy to carry and convenient to use. In addition, these bags eliminate the need for heat sealers, making them cost-effective for retailers.The bags are recyclable, which makes them a more eco-friendly option.
The Americas led the market in 2018 with more than 44 percent of the market share, followed by EMEA and APAC respectively. EMEA is expected to exhibit higher incremental growth than APAC during the forecast period.