The growth of ACB categories was driven mostly by aggressive price promotions in the dairy segment. Favourable weather supported sales of packaged water, particularly still packaged water, and carbonates. Wine market grew up positively in Q1-16 as bag in box and cheap glass formats took share in the off-premise wine channel. Performance of white milk was flat; however, growing competition resulted in more aggressive price promotions, widening the consumer base. Health conscious consumers and a variety of flavours kept the popularity of hot teas going, with positive growth in Q1-16. Packaging and flavour assortment from local players also became more attractive.
Still water took share from carbonated water due to a high volume jump from its major brand. However the carbonated segment is still dominant where two of the leading players recorded modest growth.
Favourable weather and price promotions created a positive trend in the beer market which had a positive growth in Q1-16.
Health trends and strong marketing from leading brands were the key driving factors behind the growth in drinking yogurt.
Growing health trends impacted on hot coffee negatively however this was compensated by recovered Horeca sales.
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Top line consumption volumes for Q1-2016 vs. Q1-2015, moving annual totals (MAT) and latest 2016 forecasts for all beverage categories
Carbonates consumption data for Q1-2016 vs. Q1-2015, moving annual totals (MAT) and latest 2016 forecasts split by regular vs. low calorie, and key flavour
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Analysis of significant activity in the soft drinks market, including new product introductions (ranked by brand owner and detailing flavour, pack type/size, retail price and selected product shots)
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Quarterly selected retail price movements for key brands by category covering the most recent five quarters
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