Carbonates saw a stagnation this quarter, with low calorie drinks boosting consumption, as the war on sugar continues and Easter came very early. The increase in consumers looking after their bodies after Christmas has also had an impact on sports drinks, with sales in the first quarter boosted by the post-Christmas rush to the gym. Beer saw a decline as unfavourable weather saw less Horeca consumption.
The rise in first quarter consumption of gin and tonic is largely due to the post-Christmas popularity of dieting.
Cider saw a decline with increased competition from other alcoholic drinks being a large contributing factor to the decline.
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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
An economic mood indicator with an at a glance assessment of industry confidence levels, private label performance vs. brands and price trends
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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)
Update on important soft drinks corporate activity
Quarterly selected retail price movements for key brands by category covering the most recent five quarters
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