A sustained strong performance by plain packaged water negated declines in various other soft drink categories. The announced sugar tax took the UK soft drinks industry by surprise resulting in reformulating brands to reduce sugar content during the quarter. European legalization which banned the use of the term probiotic has stifled drinking yogurt growth. The success of coffee can be linked to the rise of coffee pods and coffee pod machines.
Carbonates got off to a slow start due to supply chain issues plus the mounting sugar issue, with volumes down for the first quarter. Fruit flavours fared better than non-fruit, as did niche players for this category.
The dairy industry, which is furious after new guidelines issued by Public Health England urged consumers to reduce milk consumption, is seeking government support of its export expansion strategy, including the removal of unnecessary costs and complexity in the certification process and an improvement in inspection procedures.
Growing interest in coffee, aided by the expanding number of on-premise coffee shops as well as convenience shops and forecourts serving the hot beverage fuelled by the on the go trend.
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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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