Executive Summary

Mar 2019
Excellent performance by soft drinks

In 2018, soft drinks performance was boosted by an outstanding confluence of positive factors, including a warm summer, full terraces on-trade, a high number of innovations and the FIFA World Cup, which ended with a French victory. Although such sporting events mainly benefited beer sales, the impressive explosion of advertising and promotional activity also had an indirect impact on demand for carbonates, RTD tea, energy drinks and even bottled water.

New “soda tax” represents more of an opportunity than threat

One of the key events within soft drinks in 2018 was the introduction of a new sugar tax for all soft drinks in France. Although locally known as a “second soda tax”, this has impacted both carbonates and sugarised still soft drinks and aims to introduce a more progressive system of taxation than before.

Coca-Cola continues to lose sales share

Only Coca-Cola and Nestlé posted double-digit value shares within soft drinks in 2018. Coca-Cola has traditionally been the number one player in the area thanks to its impressive portfolio of brands, including Coca-Cola, Fanta, Capri-Sonne, Monster, Diet Coke, Minute Maid, Sprite, Nestea, Finley, Fuze Tea and Powerade.

Increasingly hybrid new product developments

Borders between areas such as RTD tea, juice drinks, flavoured bottled water and even non-cola carbonates are becoming increasingly blurred, as highlighted by promising novelties such as Perrier & Juice from Nestlé, Volvic Infusion Bio by Groupe Danone and Sibberi in 2018. The former is the first other non-cola carbonate to offer such a high juice content (17%) with original flavours (Strawberry-Kiwi, Peach-Cherry and Pineapple-Mango).

Natural pleasure, smaller formats and more added value

Operators are confident about the potential of soft drinks in the coming years. Under the impetus given by a second soda tax and increasingly health-conscious consumers, companies will continue to restructure and switch from carbonates, reconstituted 100% juice and nectars towards juice drinks, flavoured bottled water and RTD tea.

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Soft Drinks in France

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Excellent performance by soft drinks
New “soda tax” represents more of an opportunity than threat
Coca-Cola continues to lose sales share
Increasingly hybrid new product developments
Natural pleasure, smaller formats and more added value

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 4 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: Volume 2018
Table 6 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: % Volume 2018
Table 7 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018
Table 8 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2018
Table 9 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 10 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 14 Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Total Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of On-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of On-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 21 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 22 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 23 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 24 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2018
Table 26 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2018-2023
Table 27 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 28 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 29 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 30 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 33 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 34 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 35 Forecast Total Sales of Soft Drinks by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

APPENDIX

Fountain sales in France
Trends

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Asian Speciality Drinks in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Small niche without much growth potential
Limited distribution continues to hamper sales
Rising demand among Asian and curious consumers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Calpis Co leads concentrated competitive landscape
Asian brands also strong in foodservice outlets
Limited competition due to low demand

CATEGORY DATA

Table 36 Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: Volume 2013-2018
Table 37 Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: Value 2013-2018
Table 38 Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 39 Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Asian Speciality Drinks: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Asian Speciality Drinks: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Asian Speciality Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Asian Speciality Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: Volume 2018-2023
Table 45 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: Value 2018-2023
Table 46 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 47 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Asian Speciality Drinks: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Bottled Water in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Demand continues to rise
Shift towards healthier and flavoured water
Growing focus on health and eco-friendly trends

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Battle between Nestlé Waters and Groupe Danone
Neptune widens its portfolio
Many uncertainties around Smartwater

CATEGORY DATA

Table 48 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 49 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 50 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 51 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 54 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2014-2018
Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2015-2018
Table 56 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Carbonates in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

New taxes further negatively impact sales
Non-cola carbonates less affected than colas
Success of premium tonics only just beginning

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Coca-Cola impacted by drop in demand in core area
Orangina Suntory wins battle of the cocktails
PepsiCo continues to gain sales share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 60 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Volume 2013-2018
Table 61 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Value 2013-2018
Table 62 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 63 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 64 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 65 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 66 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 67 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 68 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2013-2018
Table 69 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 70 Leading Flavours for Non-cola Carbonates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 73 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2014-2018
Table 74 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2015-2018
Table 75 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2018-2023
Table 80 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2018-2023

Concentrates in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Liquid concentrates to remain mature, despite slight peak in 2018
More fruits please, especially lemon and organic
Still growing consumer base for powder concentrates

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Britvic leads the pack
Local expertise pays off
Isostar and Aptonia vs specialised brands in powder concentrates

CATEGORY DATA

Concentrates Conversions
Summary 2 Concentrates Conversion Factors for ReadytoDrink (RTD) Format
Table 81 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 82 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 83 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 84 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 85 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Liquid Concentrates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 86 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Powder Concentrates: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 87 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 88 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 89 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2014-2018
Table 90 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2015-2018
Table 91 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 92 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 93 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2014-2018
Table 94 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2015-2018
Table 95 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 96 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 97 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 98 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Energy Drinks in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Energy drinks remains a young area
More natural alternatives should widen consumer base
Possible lower price erosion

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Red Bull on the defensive
Coca-Cola looks to capture leadership in 2020
New generation of brands

CATEGORY DATA

Table 99 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2013-2018
Table 100 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2013-2018
Table 101 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 102 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 103 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 104 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 105 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 106 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 107 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2018-2023
Table 108 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2018-2023
Table 109 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 110 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Juice in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Uncertainty over privileged status of juices in France
Growth in chilled not from concentrate 100% juices and juice drinks
Virtuous circle for organic juices, coconut and other plant waters

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

PepsiCo consolidates leading position
Pressade continues to grow in popularity
Private label operators continue to lose sales share

CATEGORY DATA

Table 111 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 112 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 113 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 114 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 115 Leading Flavours for Off-trade 100% Juice: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 116 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Juice Drinks (up to 24% Juice): % Volume 2013-2018
Table 117 Leading Flavours for Off-trade Nectars (25-99% Juice): % Volume 2013-2018
Table 118 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 119 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 120 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2014-2018
Table 121 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2015-2018
Table 122 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 123 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 124 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 125 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

RTD Coffee in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Successful launch leaves scope for further growth
Plenty scope for further growth
Challenge to increase availability throughout the year

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Starbucks continues to dominate
Shakissimo targets young consumers
Café Royal back in business

CATEGORY DATA

Table 126 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2013-2018
Table 127 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2013-2018
Table 128 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 129 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 130 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 131 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 132 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2014-2018
Table 133 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2015-2018
Table 134 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2018-2023
Table 135 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2018-2023
Table 136 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 137 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2018-2023

RTD Tea in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Bright future for RTD tea
The ideal healthy soft drink
Challenge to make sales less seasonal and more universal

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Little scope for growth for Lipton Ice Tea
Battle is on for second and third place
Strong competition from small dynamic brands

CATEGORY DATA

Table 138 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 139 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 140 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 141 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 142 Leading Flavours for Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 143 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 144 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 145 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2014-2018
Table 146 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2015-2018
Table 147 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 148 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 149 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 150 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Sports Drinks in France

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growing consumer base
Competition from energy drinks and sport concentrates
Scope to improve appearance and recipes

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Nutrition & Santé leads sales thanks to higher expertise
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo still lag behind
Aptonia remains small but posting dynamic growth

CATEGORY DATA

Table 151 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2013-2018
Table 152 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2013-2018
Table 153 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 154 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 155 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 156 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 157 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2014-2018
Table 158 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2015-2018
Table 159 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2018-2023
Table 160 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2018-2023
Table 161 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 162 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2018-2023