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Soft Drinks in Ireland

December 2021
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Soft Drinks industry in Ireland with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Bottled Water
  • Carbonates
  • Concentrates
  • Juice
  • RTD Coffee
  • RTD Tea
  • Energy Drinks
  • Sports Drinks
  • Asian Speciality Drinks

If you're in the Soft Drinks industry in Ireland, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Soft Drinks in Ireland report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Soft Drinks in Ireland?
  • To what extent are health considerations impacting consumption of Soft Drinks in Ireland?
  • How are changing social attitudes and legislation (eg sugar tax) reshaping demand and consumption?
  • How are changing demographics (for example, an ageing or predominantly young population) determining consumption of Soft Drinks in Ireland?
  • Which are the leading brands in Soft Drinks in Ireland?
  • What potential exists for multinational or domestic soft drinks companies to expand in Ireland?
  • How are products distributed in Soft Drinks in Ireland?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce changing the retail and competitive landscape?
  • How have home seclusion and social distancing measures following COVID-19 impacted sales of Soft Drinks?
  • How are sustainability issues, such as environmentally-friendly packaging, legislation on recyclability, or the amount of plastic in bottles, impacting the soft drinks industry?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Soft Drinks in Ireland

Soft drinks in 2021: The big picture
2021 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
Foodservice vs retail split
What next for soft drinks?
Chart 1 Soft Drinks Off-Trade Volume Sales Growth Scenarios: 2019-2026
Chart 2 Soft Drinks On-Trade Volume Sales Growth Scenarios: 2019-2026
Chart 3 Soft Drinks Impact of Drivers on Off-Trade Volume Sales: 2019-2026
Chart 4 Soft Drinks Impact of Drivers on On-Trade Volume Sales: 2019-2026
Table 1 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2016-2021
Table 2 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 3 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2016-2021
Table 4 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 5 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: Volume 2020
Table 6 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (as sold) by Category: % Volume 2020
Table 7 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2020
Table 8 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2020
Table 9 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 10 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 11 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 12 Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 13 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2016-2021
Table 14 Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2017-2021
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD): % Volume 2018-2021
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2017-2021
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Soft Drinks: % Value 2018-2021
Table 19 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume 2016-2021
Table 20 Penetration of Private Label in Off-trade Soft Drinks by Category: % Value 2016-2021
Table 21 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format: % Volume 2016-2021
Table 22 Distribution of Off-trade Soft Drinks (as sold) by Format and Category: % Volume 2021
Table 23 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: Volume 2021-2026
Table 24 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Channel: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 25 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: Value 2021-2026
Table 26 Forecast Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Channel: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 27 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 28 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 29 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 30 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Soft Drinks by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: Volume 2021-2026
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Soft Drinks by Total Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Fountain sales in Ireland
Trends

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Summary 1 Research Sources

Carbonates in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Home-based consumption continues to drive demand for carbonates as remote working becomes the “new normal”
Cross-category launches as consumer habits present a point of entry
Mixology drives tonic water and ginger ale consumption
Sustainability concerns, legislative developments and consumer awareness
Health concerns to boost post-pandemic performance of low calorie and reduced sugar options
On-trade benefits from summer reopening, with channel set to recover by 2024
Table 33 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Volume 2016-2021
Table 34 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: Value 2016-2021
Table 35 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 36 Off-trade vs On-trade Sales of Carbonates: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 37 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 38 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 39 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 40 Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 41 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2016-2021
Table 42 Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 43 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 44 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 45 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2017-2021
Table 46 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Carbonates: % Value 2018-2021
Table 47 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 48 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 49 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 50 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Carbonates by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026
Table 51 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: Volume 2021-2026
Table 52 Forecast Total Sales of Carbonates by Fountain On-trade: % Volume Growth 2021-2026

Juice in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Juice relies on consumer habits to maintain growth
Not from concentrate 100% juice outperforms category average, supported by demand for immune-boosting properties
Profitability of juice drops as companies look for other expansion opportunities
War on sugar will continue to negatively impact juice
On-trade and on-the-go consumption on the rise as consumers spend increasing time outside of the home
Demand for fortified juice to continue growing as immune system support and energy levels become fundamental concerns
Table 53 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 54 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 55 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 56 Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 57 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 58 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 59 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2017-2021
Table 60 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Juice: % Value 2018-2021
Table 61 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 62 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 63 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 64 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Juice by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Bottled Water in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

From home-based consumption to on-the-go: Off-trade consumption declines but prices continue growing
Competition within bottled water, as flavoured and carbonated gain consumers’ attention
On-trade sees upturn in demand as restrictions ease, supporting dynamic performance of carbonated bottled water
New sustainability plans threaten profits of bottled water players
Prices rise and consumers shift away: Long-term projections describe a stagnant landscape
Emerging water variants add excitement to category
Table 65 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 66 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 67 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 68 Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 69 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 70 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 71 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2017-2021
Table 72 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Bottled Water: % Value 2018-2021
Table 73 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 74 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 75 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 76 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Bottled Water by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Sports Drinks in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Outdoor and sporting activities drive significant demand for sport drinks in 2021
Health and wellness trends boost consumption of sport drinks as more commit to regular exercise
Investments and innovation allow players to capitalise on rampant growth
Heightened health consciousness provides renewed potential for growth
On-the-go at risk: DRS looms
Channels shift – e-commerce surges
Table 77 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2016-2021
Table 78 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2016-2021
Table 79 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 80 Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 83 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2017-2021
Table 84 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Sports Drinks: % Value 2018-2021
Table 85 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Volume 2021-2026
Table 86 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: Value 2021-2026
Table 87 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 88 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Sports Drinks: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Energy Drinks in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Increasing penetration as energy drinks grows in popularity
Launches from new players create greater competition for consumers
On-trade gradually recovers as regulated reopening boosts consumer confidence while online shopping surges in popularity
Physical energy versus cognitive boosts as energy drinks diversifies functionality
War on sugar and legislative action to drive up demand for reduced sugar variants
Competition intensifies and portfolios expand as saturation looms
Table 89 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2016-2021
Table 90 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2016-2021
Table 91 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 92 Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 93 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 94 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 95 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2017-2021
Table 96 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Energy Drinks: % Value 2018-2021
Table 97 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Volume 2021-2026
Table 98 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: Value 2021-2026
Table 99 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 100 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Energy Drinks: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Concentrates in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Concentrates readjusts after record-breaking 2020 growth
Brands focus on fortified concentrates to satisfy nutritional concerns
Shopping local and shopping less often: Habits being maintained in post-pandemic era
Improved potential as fortified variants allow modernisation
On-the-go limitations become fundamental advantage, while concentrates maintains resilience to sustainability issues
Powder variants suffer from negative public perception
Concentrates Conversions
Summary 2 Concentrates Conversion Factors for Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Format
Table 101 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 102 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 103 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 104 Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 105 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2018-2021
Table 106 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2017-2021
Table 107 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Concentrates: % Value 2018-2021
Table 108 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2017-2021
Table 109 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Liquid Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2018-2021
Table 110 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2017-2021
Table 111 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade Powder Concentrates (RTD): % Volume 2018-2021
Table 112 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 113 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates (RTD) by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 114 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 115 Forecast Off-trade Sales of Concentrates by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

RTD Tea in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Sugar levels concern consumers due to greater focus on health and nutrition increase in significance
RTD tea benefits from increasing consumption occasions with a shift back to on-the-go impulse purchases
Outside competition leads to investment in reformulation and production innovation
Premiumisation drives profit as loyal consumers comprise solid base
Sustainability developments threaten on-the-go consumption with prices already on the rise
Portfolio expansion calls for larger shelves, with e-commerce able to address this issue
Table 116 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2016-2021
Table 117 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2016-2021
Table 118 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 119 Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 120 Leading Flavours for Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2016-2021
Table 121 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 122 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 123 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2017-2021
Table 124 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Tea: % Value 2018-2021
Table 125 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Volume 2021-2026
Table 126 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: Value 2021-2026
Table 127 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 128 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Tea by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

RTD Coffee in Ireland

KEY DATA FINDINGS

Summer heat reveals improved potential for growth as novelty boosts popularity amongst consumers
Relaxation of restrictions during summer months drive on-the-go consumption
Limited penetration and shelf presence in smaller retailers
Sugar and fat content influence purchasing decisions while war on sugar continues
Sustainability modifies expectations as littering and recycling levels fall under the government’s spotlight
Regular versus RTD: Competition from within and outside driven by innovation
Table 129 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2016-2021
Table 130 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2016-2021
Table 131 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2016-2021
Table 132 Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2016-2021
Table 133 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2017-2021
Table 134 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Volume 2018-2021
Table 135 NBO Company Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2017-2021
Table 136 LBN Brand Shares of Off-trade RTD Coffee: % Value 2018-2021
Table 137 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Volume 2021-2026
Table 138 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: Value 2021-2026
Table 139 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Volume Growth 2021-2026
Table 140 Forecast Off-trade Sales of RTD Coffee: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Asian Speciality Drinks in Ireland

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

The following categories and subcategories are included:

Soft Drinks

      • Carbonated Natural Mineral Bottled Water
      • Carbonated Spring Bottled Water
      • Carbonated Purified Bottled Water
      • Still Flavoured Bottled Water
      • Sparkling Flavoured Bottled Water
    • Functional Bottled Water
      • Still Natural Mineral Bottled Water
      • Still Spring Bottled Water
      • Still Purified Bottled Water
      • Low Calorie Cola Carbonates
      • Regular Cola Carbonates
      • Lemonade/Lime
      • Ginger Ale
      • Tonic Water/Other Bitters
      • Orange Carbonates
      • Other Non-Cola Carbonates
    • Liquid Concentrates
    • Powder Concentrates
      • Not from Concentrate 100% Juice
      • Reconstituted 100% Juice
    • Juice Drinks (up to 24% Juice)
    • Nectars
    • Coconut and Other Plant Waters
  • RTD Coffee
    • Carbonated RTD Tea and Kombucha
    • Still RTD Tea
    • Regular Energy Drinks
    • Reduced Sugar Energy Drinks
    • Regular Sports Drinks
    • Reduced Sugar Sports Drinks
  • Asian Speciality Drinks

Soft Drinks

This is the aggregation of the following categories; Carbonates, Fruit/vegetable juice, Bottled water, Functional drinks, Concentrates, RTD tea, RTD coffee and Asian speciality drinks.

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