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Soft Drink Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Soft Drink Production Market Research Report | SIC C11.071 | Oct 2016

Demand fizzles out: Increasing health consciousness will threaten industry operators

IBISWorld’s Soft Drink Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
A.G. Barr A.G. Barr market share
Britvic plc Britvic plc  market share
Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increasing health consciousness has encouraged the production of low-sugar drinks
  • Operators have attempted to boost revenue by introducing new flavours and varieties
  • The introduction of a sugar tax in 2018 is expected to lower demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Soft Drink Production industry has been characterised by changing consumer tastes and increased product innovation. Industry operators have worked hard to alter traditional products and introduce new soft drinks that appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers. Health campaigns, particularly about the sugar content of many carbonated soft drinks and their contribution to rising obesity levels, have shaped the industry in recent years and encouraged the proliferation of low-calorie and low-sugar alternatives. Operators have also begun to introduce new sweeteners that they can promote as natural and healthier than existing alternatives, such as aspartame... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


The most popular product in the industry is cola, which includes original, low-sugar, sugar-free and flavoured varieties. Cola first became popular after the invention of Coca-Cola at the end of the 19th century and has remained so ever since. During the five years through 2016-17, rising health awareness has driven an increase in low-sugar and diet colas. IBISWorld estimates that 30% of cola soft drinks sold have a reduced sugar content. Cola soft drinks performed well despite the economic downturn due to the popularity of familiar brands like Coca-Cola and Pepsi. In 2014, Coca-Cola expanded its portfolio by introducing Coca-Cola Life, which is partially sweetened using the plant-based extract stevia. Thi.. 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... purchase to read more


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    What is the Soft Drink Production Industry?

    Firms in the Soft Drink Production industry produce 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 (see IBISWorld report C11.073).

    Industry Products
    Cola Fruit-flavoured soft drinksLemonade
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing carbonated soft drinksBottling, capping and labelling drinks

    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
  • Health consciousness
  • Average maximum temperature
  • World price of sugar
  • Current Performance
  • Sweeter flavours
  • Marketing methods
  • Environmental impact
  • Industry growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Alternative tastes
  • Sugar tax
  • Difficult conditions
  • Table: Soft Drink Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soft Drink Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Petrol Stations
  • Pubs & Bars
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soft Drink Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soft Drink Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd
    Britvic plc
    A G Barr plc
  • Table: Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Britvic plc - financial performance
  • Table: A G Barr plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Soft Drink Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A type of polymer resin used in synthetic fibres and in the production of food and beverage containers.

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