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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising prices are expected to support revenue growth over the five years through 2021-22
  • Traditional wholesalers have had to combat the increasing incidence of wholesale bypass
  • Wholesale bypass is expected to continue posing a threat to smaller industry operators
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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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry displays many attributes of a mature industry, such as a low level of technological change and a high level of market saturation, however the it also displays some attributes of an industry in decline, such as industry value added forecast to decline over the ten years through 2021-22. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1%. This is faster growth than the overall economy is expected to achieve, since GDP is forecast to rise at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the decade through 2021-22. Despite displaying some attributes of an industry in decline, IBISWorld deems the industry to be in the mature stage of its life cycle as this more closely reflects the characteristics of the industry.

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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
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer confidence index in the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Average maximum temperature
  • World price of sugar
  • Health consciousness
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Current Performance
  • Subdued economic conditions
  • Growing product segments
  • Economic uncertainty
  • Supermarket price war
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A mixed outlook
  • Environment concerns and innovation
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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 juice and smoothies
  • Fruit drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Dilutables
  • Sports and energy drinks
  • Chart: Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocers
  • Convenience stores
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Coca-Cola European Partners plc
    Britvic plc
    Red Bull Company Limited
    Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd
    Cott Beverages Ltd
  • Table: Coca-Cola European Partners plc - financial performance
  • Table: Britvic plc - financial performance
  • Table: Red Bull Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Cott Beverages Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Ambient Juice
  • Juice made from fruit concentrate that is derived from evaporating the water from the rest of the fruit. The concentrate is then pasteurised and packed in cartons.
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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