Consumption of packaged water again experienced a robust growth in Q1-16 which was attributed to a favourable economic environment in terms of GDP and unemployment. Alcoholic drinks are quite dependent on-premise consumption and this saw a steady recovery this quarter particularly in the case of beer and spirits. Dairy drinks witnessed a further contraction in Q1-16 due to the current trend of the diminishing consumption of white milk. In Q1-16, hot beverages registered positive increase, as a result of the better performance of on-premise consumption, in particular that of hot coffee
The smaller can gained share in the alcoholic market, this was driven by more cider products becoming available in this packaging. The sleek shape of the can kept gaining popularity throughout the quarter.
The importance of the place where the bulk/HOD water is sourced is increasing with consumers becoming more and more sensitive to the type of source, generally of the spring type, being provided.
Imports of packed white milk have contracted as a consequence of consumers perceiving them as lower quality than Portuguese milk owing to the advertising campaigns of local producers and press interviews with local milk associations.
Hot coffee has continued recovering its on-premise consumption by keeping retail prices static in traditional bars. This is supported by bar owners that use hot coffee as a traffic builder and strategic product.
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