Inflation remains an unsolved problem in Argentina and has been driving prices forward, affecting the consumer's purchasing power. The government has placed some products under price control, however they play a relatively insignificant role in the beverage industry overall. Refillable PET packs and larger multi-serve packs may become increasingly favoured by brand leaders as they provide a lower price per liter and are attractive to consumers with less disposable income. On-premise remains key to the future of the hot coffee category with on-premise consumption expected to continue growing in the future as more coffee chains open.
Although the volume is still very small, the popularity of iced/rtd tea drinks seems to have awakened the category in Argentina and it is among the only categories to have seen double digit growth this quarter.
The beverage market continues to be much atomized with a large number of local providers that operate regionally.
Most consumers are unaware of the benefits provided by enhanced water products, so they dont value them enough to pay the steeper prices of the category in comparison with the flavoured water category.
In alcoholic drinks market, the current focus is on local premium and super premium beers, two segments that have been growing year after year due to the growth in sophistication of the Argentinean consumer.
Most of the powdered milk produced in the country is exported, leaving behind a small amount for consumption inside the country.
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