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Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.341 | Aug 2016

Sour turn: Intense downstream competition has squeezed operators' profit margins

IBISWorld’s Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Britvic plc Britvic plc  market share
Coca-Cola European Partners plc Coca-Cola European Partners plc market share
Cott Ltd Cott Ltd market share
Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd market share
Red Bull GmbH Red Bull GmbH market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Some products sold by the UK's Juice, Mineral Water and Soft Drink Wholesaling industry have lost their fizz during the past five years. A challenging retail climate has prevailed over much of the period and consumer preferences for industry products have changed. Downstream retailers struggled with difficult economic conditions at the start of the five years through 2016-17, as a result of the lingering effects of the economic downturn. Increasing wholesale bypass and environmental concerns have also constrained industry growth. Despite this, the industry has still managed to record moderate growth due to strong revenue performance relating to the sale of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and bottled water... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Juice, Mineral Water and Soft Drink Wholesaling industry are low, since entrants only need links with upstream producers and downstream retailers and a decent distribution network. However, the fact that most wholesalers are also manufacturers makes entering the industry considerably more difficult. Firms seeking to enter the industry with any meaningful market share are therefore subject to the same barriers to entry as beverage producers: significant investment in production facilities, a large portfolio of brands, a well-established distribution network, a high advertising and marketing budget and a relatively skilled workforce.

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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.

Industry Products
Carbonated soft drinksFruit juice and smoothiesFruit drinksBottled waterDilutablesSports and energy drinks
Industry Activities
Carbonated soft drink wholesalingBottled water wholesalingDilutables wholesalingFruit juice and smoothie wholesalingFruit drink and still beverage wholesalingSports and energy drink wholesaling

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