Quarterly Beverage Tracker – Third Quarter 2016 Macedonia
Summary Soft drinks went up by 2% and it was the same growth rate for ACB overall. The main soft drinks volume gains came from packaged water and iced/RTD tea drinks, but also a slight positive trend (+1%) was recorded in the largest soft drinks category, carbonates. On the other side the ACB categories recovery was driven by brewers, thanks to more promotional activities, bulk/HOD water, thanks to more competition and better market coverage. Growing competition in the modern trade provided more aggressive price promotions which has widened the consumer base. New consumer patterns emerged, based on the highest shopping priorities and needs.
Key Findings Added value promotions with aggressive prices were the main volume generator.
Despite the growing 'on the go' channel, high price levels for iced/RTD coffee drinks prevented any serious volume increase for such a young category in the market.
Poor Horeca food sales contributed to the poor wine consumption.
Health concerns and the want for a healthy diet put soymilk in a high ranking position and kept its loyal consumers.
Synopsis Canadean’s Macedonia Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q3-16 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:
Topline consumption volumes for Q3-2016 vs Q3-2015, moving annual totals (MAT) and latest 2016 forecasts for all beverage categories
Carbonates consumption data for Q3-2016 vs Q3-2015, moving annual totals (MAT) and latest 2016 forecasts split by regular vs low calorie, and key flavor
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 flavor, 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 Q3 special focus update on the latest trends in soft drinks flavors and innovation
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View a selection of the key quarterly new soft drinks product launches and identify competitor activity
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