Executive Summary

Mar 2019
PROSPECTS
High sugar content continues to adversely impact carbonates

The amount of sugar and calorie content of beverages have become key factors in consumers’ purchasing decisions, leading them to buy more sugar-free and zero-sugar beverages rather than their regular counterparts. However, despite a small increase in volume sales of “diet” variants, this was not enough in 2018 to offset the falling sales of regular variants and thus carbonates as a whole.

Non-cola carbonates trying to remain relevant

Non-cola carbonates remained a mature category in 2018, albeit benefiting from a crossover with alcoholic drinks. The performance of non-cola carbonates is heavily influenced by sales of spirits in Switzerland.

Functionality and botanical ingredients provide growth opportunities

With consumers demanding new products, Swiss companies are launching carbonates with functional properties, new flavours and more natural ingredients. Flavour innovation has led to the addition of herbal or botanical ingredients to familiar flavours so as to appeal to consumers concerned about sugar content, with these ingredients providing a natural sweetness.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Coca-Cola maintains its leading position

Despite the decline of cola carbonates in Switzerland, Coca-Cola maintained its leading position in the category in 2018, and thus also in carbonates as a whole. While its regular cola offering continued to lead sales, the company’s most dynamic brands included Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Coca-Cola Light, profiting from a consumer shift towards reduced-sugar variants.

Private label players offer discounts to maintain growth

As international and domestic manufacturers account for the majority of carbonates sales, private label has struggled to gain ground in this highly competitive environment. To keep up with brand manufacturers, retailers are offering heavy seasonal discounts on their private label carbonates, targeting both younger generations and lower-income households.

Traditional brands remain popular

When it comes to reputation, traditional Swiss brands remain popular among younger generations, profiting from a strong image and affordable prices. Rivella maintained second position in carbonates overall in 2018, further growing its value and volume share, while Ramseier recorded steady volume growth.

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Carbonates in Switzerland - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

High sugar content continues to adversely impact carbonates
Non-cola carbonates trying to remain relevant
Functionality and botanical ingredients provide growth opportunities

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Coca-Cola maintains its leading position
Private label players offer discounts to maintain growth
Traditional brands remain popular

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Value 2013-2018
Table 3 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 4 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 6 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 7 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 8 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 9 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 10 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Leading Flavours for Non-cola Carbonates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 12 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 13 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 14 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2014-2018
Table 15 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2015-2018
Table 16 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 17 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 18 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 19 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 20 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 21 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

Soft Drinks in Switzerland - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumers show loyalty to local products
Sugar concerns impacting sales of beverages differently
Adding value via fortification and functionality
Experimenting with hemp
Soft drinks expected to continue to record steady growth over the forecast period

MARKET DATA

Table 22 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2013-2018
Table 23 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: Volume 2018
Table 27 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: % Volume 2018
Table 28 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018
Table 29 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2018
Table 30 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 31 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 33 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 35 Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 36 NBO Company Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 37 LBN Brand Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 38 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 39 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 43 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 44 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2018
Table 45 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2018-2023
Table 46 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 47 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 48 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 49 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 50 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

APPENDIX

Fountain sales in Switzerland
Trends

SOURCES

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