Bitter taste: Competition and dwindling sales of sugary drinks put pressure on the industry

The Soft Drink and Bottled Water Production industry is small relative to global counterparts and is dominated by Britvic Ireland. There are several small-scale, Irish-owned producers that typically focus production efforts on a single brand of non-alcoholic beverage. Over the past decade, end markets have evolved, with consumers becoming more aware of their consumption habits, making a conscious effort to limit excessive sugar and calorie intake. The health trend has changed demand conditions and put pressure on sales of beverages with a high sugar and calorie content, supporting spending on bottled water and other drinks considered more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Companies have developed low-sugar brands to cater to health-conscious consumers
  • Companies have reduced the sugar content of their drinks in response to rising health consciousness
  • Companies are expected to work on reducing their environmental impact over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Soft Drink and Bottled Water Production industry has moderate barriers to entry. However, barriers to success can be exceptionally high given the market dominance of incumbent brands. In Ireland, prospective commercial-scale bottled water producers are required to register with the Environment Protection Agency. As per the European Union (Water Policy) (Abstraction Registration) Regulations 2018, producers that abstract 25,000 litres of water or more per day must log their water abstraction. Meanwhile, prospective bottled water producers must gain access to National Standards Authority of Ireland-registered water sources if bottling natural mineral or spring water. Wit...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Development of new products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Mean Air Temperature (Dublin) and Net Disposable Income Per Capita in the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production in Ireland Industry?

    Producers in the Soft Drink and Bottled Water Production industry manufacture non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, concentrates and other non-alcoholic beverages. The industry does not include the production and sale of either milk, coffee and tea in raw form, or fruit and vegetable juices.

    Industry Products
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit drinks
  • Energy and sports drinks
  • Concentrates
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing and distributing non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bottling, capping and labelling non-alcoholic beverages
  • Preparing non-alcoholic beverages for and purposes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Mean Air Temperature (Dublin)
  • Net Disposable Income Per Capita
  • Perceived health
  • Supermarket retail sales
  • World price of sugar

  • Current Performance
    Competitive pressureHealth consciousnessSugar tax
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Environmental concernsOperating environment
  • Table: Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets in Ireland
  • Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland
  • Pubs and Nightclubs in Ireland
  • Convenience Stores in Ireland
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing in Ireland
  • Hollow Glass Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Sugar Production in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit drinks
  • Energy and sports drinks
  • Concentrates
  • Other
  • Chart: Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Off-trade
  • On-trade
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Taxation
  • Ancillary services
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Britvic Ireland Ltd,
  • Table: Britvic Ireland Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Soft Drink & Bottled Water Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cold Fill
  • A manufacturing method that pressurises a container by cooling the product and the propellant to a temperature between 30 and 60 degrees Celsius.
  • Deposit Return Scheme
  • Typically a surcharge on a product when purchased and a rebate when it is returned or recycled.
  • Ginseng
  • A medicinal herb believed to increase energy and have some anti-fatigue properties.
  • Guarana
  • A substance prepared from the seeds of a Brazilian shrub, which is used as a tonic or stimulant.
  • Hot Fill
  • A manufacturing process where the liquid is heated up to 194 degrees Celsius in order to sterilise the product before it is filled into a container.
  • Pet
  • An abbreviation for polyethylene terephthalate, a thermoplastic polymer resin used in containers and bottles.
  • Stevia
  • A sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species stevia rebaudiana.
  • Taurine
  • An amino acid thought to have antioxidant properties, which is used in energy drinks.
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