Executive Summary

Mar 2019
PROSPECTS
Value sales see first decline since 2013

Over the review period, volume sales of carbonates saw consistent decline due to a battery of hesitations among consumers due to the rise of health and wellness concerns. Until 2018, however, producers managed to offset the volume decline with gains in value terms.

Ginger ale continues its ascension

Ginger ale has the same high sugar content that has plagued other types of carbonates. However, sales of ginger ale continued to post growth in 2018, building on several years of positive growth rates.

Category crossover and new flavours observed in new product development

Carbonates manufactures have sought to benefit from the booming success of flavoured and carbonated water by blurring the line between these categories and classic carbonates with new product developments. Some of the strongest growing carbonates brands are sparkling variants of popular juice and water products.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Further volume decline for Pepsi and Coca-Cola

The industry leaders in regular cola carbonates continued to see volume decline in 2018 as carbonates consumers looked to other categories. As concerns over sugar content continue to impact consumer choice, regular colas which were once part of many Americans’ daily routine have begun to suffer the most as they are replaced by healthier products such as bottled water and juice.

Private label suffers from soda decline

While major soda players The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc saw major decline in carbonates in 2017, private label saw even steeper decline, and continued to see sales fall in 2018. In regular cola carbonates and other non-cola carbonates, private label has traditionally attracted consumers with its advantageous price point.

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Carbonates in the US - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Value sales see first decline since 2013
Ginger ale continues its ascension
Category crossover and new flavours observed in new product development

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Further volume decline for Pepsi and Coca-Cola
Private label suffers from soda decline

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 the US - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Value, health and premiumisation guide soft drinks in 2018
Americans require more from their beverages
Major players achieve mixed results across categories
Origin and adventurous ingredients are popular in 2018
Discrepancies expected to intensify

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 On-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 39 LBN Brand Shares of On-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 45 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 46 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2018
Table 47 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2018-2023
Table 48 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 49 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 50 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 51 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 52 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 53 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

APPENDIX

Fountain sales in the US
Trends

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources