Going sour: The industry may lose market share due to growing competition from other drinks

The Soft Drink Production industry has recently been characterised by a high degree of product innovation and challenged by changing consumer tastes. Health campaigns raising awareness of high sugar consumption have encouraged the proliferation of no- and low-sugar drinks. Accordingly, operators have accelerated the market release and promotion of healthier alternatives to traditional brands that appeal to health-conscious consumers. Familiar brands like Coca-Cola have retained market share in both their traditional and diet variations, yet rising competition from bottled water remains a prominent threat.Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.6% to £4.5 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have appealed to health-conscious consumers by promoting healthier products
  • Major players have increased their marketing expenditure, which has weighed on industry profit
  • Sales of healthier substitutes to soft drinks have been increasing, posing a sustained threat
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entering the Soft Drink Production industry are moderate. Changing consumer preferences mean that new entrants can capture market share by focusing on niche product segments and cheaper or healthier alternatives. However, new firms will struggle to match the significant investment required to compete with incumbent firms with established brands and advanced distribution channels. Existing enterprises inject substantial investment into advertising and marketing efforts to reinforce strong brand loyalty, creating a barrier to new entrants. Acquisitions of other beverage companies and firms across the supply chain have also helped larger firms dominate the market and its distribution avenues. Non...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soft Drink Production Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Soft Drink Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soft Drink Production Industry?

    Firms in the Soft Drink Production industry carry out the end-to-end production of fizzy beverages. Carbonated water is added to soft drink concentrate or syrup, which is then bottled, capped and labelled. The industry also includes carbonated, flavoured mineral waters. Energy drinks are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Cola
  • Fruit-flavoured soft drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing carbonated soft drinks
  • Bottling, capping and labelling drinks
  • Preparing carbonated 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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • World price of sugar
  • Average maximum temperature

  • Current Performance
  • Cutting out sugar
  • Aggressive advertising
  • Sustainability and automation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health consciousness
  • Sugar tax
  • Increasing investment
  • Table: Soft Drink Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Pubs & Bars
  • Convenience Stores
  • Cafes & Coffee Shops

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

  • Products & Services
  • Cola
  • Fruit-flavoured soft drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Other
  • Chart: Soft Drink Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Pubs and bars
  • Convenience stores
  • Food-service operators and hotels
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soft Drink Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingTaxationDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soft Drink Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain Ltd, Britvic plc, A G Barr plc,
  • Table: Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Britvic plc - financial performance
  • Table: A G Barr plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soft Drink 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 Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Drinks that have undergone carbonation, which is the process of dissolving carbon dioxide in a liquid, resulting in a fizzy drink.
  • Mixer
  • Drinks, such as soda water and tonic water, used to dilute alcoholic beverages.
  • Pet Bottle
  • Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) can be recycled, to reuse the materials and reduce the amount of plastic waste collected in landfills.
  • Stevia
  • A zero-calorie sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of plant species Stevia Rebaudiana that has up to 150 times the sweetness of sugar.
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