Case (goods)


A case of some merchandise is a collection of items packaged together. A case is not a strict unit of measure. For consumer foodstuff such as canned goods, soda, cereal, and such, a case is typically 24 items, however cases may range from 12 to 36, typically in multiples of six. For larger bottles such as gallon jugs, a case is typically 4.


  • The standard case for 32 ounces (910 g) bottles of soda and Powerade contains 15 bottles due to their peculiar shape and size.
  • Cases of video tape are typically packed 10 to a case.
  • A case of wine contains 12 bottles of 750 millilitres (26 imp fl oz; 25 US fl oz) each.

Book manufactureEdit

Illustration from Printing and Bookbinding for Schools (1914)

The term case binding in the book manufacturing industry refers to a collection of pages contained in a case which is attached to it. (There are also cases for books e.g. slipcases which merely enclose a book.) The original case is often now called simply the binding, although the integrated manufacturing process still uses the term case to refer to the hard cover and spine.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "What is Case Binding?". 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  • Yam, K.L., "Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology", John Wiley & Sons, 2009, ISBN 978-0-470-08704-6