Bubbling up: Industry revenue growth has been supported by increasingly on-the-go lifestyles

The Juice, Mineral Water and Soft Drink Wholesaling industry had a challenging start to the past five-year period. Consumer preferences are changing and health concerns surrounding sugar consumption led to a fall in demand for carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice. Operators have also contended with significant volatility in the global sugar markets, intense price competition and the introduction of the sugar tax.In response to regulatory pressures and changing consumer preferences, upstream manufacturers invested heavily in the reformulation of products, bringing new low-sugar, low-calorie ranges to the market. Rising health concerns over excessive sugar and declining alcohol consumption have been beneficial for wholesalers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3.9bn
Annual Growth 15-20
6.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
6,096
Businesses
808

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Health concerns led to a fall in demand for carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice
  • Consumers are likely to opt for higher quality drinks on fewer occasions due to growing health concerns
  • Competitive pressure from supermarkets is anticipated to intensify over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the Juice, Mineral Water and Soft Drink Wholesaling industry are moderate. The fact that a lot of manufacturers also distribute and sell products to downstream markets, effectively bypassing the wholesaling stage, makes entering the industry considerably more difficult. This is largely due to upstream manufacturers' strong branding and negotiating power. New entrants would require links with upstream producers and a large portfolio of brands, a well-established distribution network, a high advertising and marketing budget and a relatively skilled workforce, increasing the barriers to entry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Health consciousness in the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry includes wholesalers of carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, dilutables, fruit juices, fruit drinks and smoothies. Companies also wholesale still beverages and functional drinks like sports and energy drinks. The industry does not include distribution arms of soft-drink manufacturers.

    Industry Products
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Fruit juice and smoothies
  • Fruit drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Sports and energy drinks
  • Traditional mixers
  • Dilutables
  • Industry Activities
  • Carbonated soft drink wholesaling
  • Bottled water wholesaling
  • Dilutables wholesaling
  • Fruit juice and smoothie wholesaling
  • Fruit drink and still beverage wholesaling
  • Sports and energy drink wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness
  • World price of sugar
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Population aged 16 to 25 years

  • Current Performance
  • Supply chain
  • Regulatory pressure
  • Consumption patterns
  • Super pressure
  • Other competitive pressures
  • Profit and market structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue constraints
  • Revenue growth
  • Technology
  • Market structure and profit
  • Table: Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Off-Licences
  • Petrol Stations

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Fruit Drink & Functional Beverage Production
  • Soft Drink Production

  • Products & Services
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Fruit drinks
  • Fruit juice and smoothies
  • Bottled water
  • Sports and energy drinks
  • Traditional mixers
  • Dilutables
  • Other
  • Chart: Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocers
  • Pubs and bars
  • Restaurants and other food service operators
  • Convenience stores and petrol stations
  • Hotels
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitOver the five years through 2019-20, IBISWorld expects profit to decrease from 6.4% of revenue in 2014-15, to 5.1% in the current year. This is largely due to weak demand for some of the industry’s core products, as well as volatile input prices, particularly for sugar. The retail prices of soft drinks, water and juices have risen more slowly than manufacturing prices, putting pressure on wholesale margins. The rising dominance of supermarkets allowing for wholesale bypass has also limited industry profitability as operators have reduced prices to maintain demand. Nonetheless, the premiumisation trend and the introduction of new products following the announcement of the soft drinks industry levy has supported margins to some extent. PurchasesMarketingWagesDepreciationUtilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Booker Group Ltd, Brake Bros Ltd, Bestway Wholesale Ltd, Red Bull Company Limited, Coca-Cola European Partners plc, Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd,
  • Table: Booker Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Brake Bros Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bestway Wholesale Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Red Bull Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Coca-Cola European Partners plc - financial performance
  • Table: Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling 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 Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dilutables
  • Squashes, cordials, powders and other concentrates that are diluted to taste by consumers.
  • Fruit Drink
  • Drink that contains between 5% and 99% pure fruit juice. It can contain more water and sugar than pure juice and often includes flavourings, artificial sweeteners and colourings.
  • Pet Plastic
  • A form of plastic that is often used for food and drink packaging.
  • Smoothie
  • Made from 100% fruit, smoothies tend to be thicker than normal fruit juice.
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