Easter fell in Q1 this year and was expected to boost consumption, however it was not a notable increase as was expected. The exit of the United Kingdom from the EU has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the region as a whole and a vote to leave will bring some short term turbulence. Alcoholic drinks saw a marginal decline as cooler weather over winter discouraged consumption on-premise.
Health and wellness shaped many categories across the region.
Juice, nectars and still drinks all saw a decline as consumers watch their sugar intake or brought less but of a higher quality.
Enhanced water was the star performer, especially in the UK where a high growth was seen.
Sports drinks are expected to see growth due to the Rio Olympics and UEFA Football Championships.
Canadeans West Europe Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q1-16 covering soft drinks, dairy drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry performance and developments on a quarterly basis, covering:
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
Insightful and valuable analysis of the drivers behind the latest quarterly trends and assumptions for full year 2016
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
Our annual Q1 special focus update on the latest trends in soft drinks with local provenance
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