On-premise consumption of beverage products reported positive development, although Q1-16 was the off-season. Beer consumption remained broadly stable in Q1-16, due to its popularity and sociable image. FABs, from a low base, saw the largest expansion in Q1-16 because of the variety of popular pre-made cocktails. Dairy drinks consumption remained broadly stable in Q1-16, supported by promotional discounts and cheap imported milk. Consumption of hot beverages was driven by promotional discounts and influenced by weather conditions in Q1-16
Packaged water started the year with good growth in Q1-16, driven by the popularity of carbonated water and its health appeal. The price positioning of carbonated water is also attractive to consumers as an alternative to other rtd beverages.
Private Label products performed below expectations in the soft drinks market, though there were mixed results by individual beverage categories.
Beer benefited from its popularity and sociable image. Local beer performed broadly in line with the market, while discounters outlets made gains by predominately selling imported Private Label products.
Consumption patterns for dairy drinks were broadly unchanged, with a focus on economically-priced products, as consumers are still reserved with their spending habits.
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