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UK Plain Bottled Water Report Report 2016

Zenith’s latest reports on the UK Bottled Water market cover the plain bottled water market, the water plus drinks market and the consolidated bottled water drinks market. Packed with a wide range of market data and comprehensive insights, these reports helps you gain an in-depth understanding of the industry. Track industry, company and brand developments, including the leading bottled water producers and brands profiled. The report assess challenges and provides a realistic future outlook.

Background and report description

In 2015, volume sales of plain packaged bottled water surged by 9.1% in 2015 to 2,517 million litres. Bulk water sold through coolers increased by 5% to 296.1 million litres, now representing 10.5% of the total market.

One of the very first market reports in Zenith’s portfolio celebrates its 25th edition in 2016 and it remains the most comprehensive report available on the UK bottled water market, as a result of established relationships and detailed discussions with industry players.

What this report covers

  • In-depth market and industry analysis: investigates all significant factors shaping the plain bottled water in the UK, providing detailed insights on production/imports/exports, water types, industry structure, segment dynamics, packaging, distribution, consumer behaviour, socio-economic and socio-demographic trends, leading companies and brands. Significant industry, company and brand developments are also tracked.
  • Over 60 detailed charts and comprehensive tables: data detailing the UK market and each segment covering consumption, distribution channels, leading companies and brands, and forecasts to 2020.
  • Leading 30 UK bottled water company profiles: company structure, water production, product range, sales volume, market analysis and commentary.


  • Introduction
  • Brief Summary
  • Research Overview
  • 2015 UK Plain Bottled Water Market
    • Market Overview
      • Economy
      • Weather
      • Media
    • Sector Performance
      • Table UK plain bottled water market, 2009-2015
      • Table Total UK plain bottled water types, 2009-2015
    • UK plain packaged water
    • UK plain bottled water packaging
      • Table UK plain bottled water packaging, 2013-2015
      • Table UK plain bottled water packaging, 2015
    • UK plain bottled water distribution
      • Table UK plain bottled water distribution, 2013-2015
    • UK plain bottled water companies and brands
      • Table Top 25 companies in UK bottled water market, 2014-2015
      • Table Next 25 companies in UK bottled water market, 2014-2015
      • Table Top 25 brands in UK bottled water market, 2014-2015
      • Table Next 25 brands in the UK plain bottled water market
    • UK plain bottled water producers
      • Table Top 10 UK domestic plain bottled water producers, 2014-2015
      • Table Top 10 UK plain produced brands, 2014-2015
    • Plain bottled water exports
      • Table UK plain bottled water exports by country, 2010-2015
      • Table Top 10 plain water export brands, 2010-2015
    • Plain bottled water imports
      • Table UK plain bottled water imports by country, 2010-2015
      • Table UK plain bottled water import sales by brand, 2010-2015
    • Still plain water consumption
      • Table UK plain bottled water: small pack vs cooler, 2009-2015
    • Packaged still water brands
      • Table UK top 10 plain packaged still water brands, 2014-2015
    • Packaged sparkling water brands
      • Table UK top 10 plain sparkling water brands, 2014-2015
    • Retailer own label
      • Table UK top 5 own label plain water producers, 2014-2015
    • Mineral water consumption
      • Table UK top 20 plain mineral water brands
    • Spring water consumption
      • Table UK top 20 plain spring water brands, 2014-2015
    • Glass packaged plain bottled water
      • Table UK top 10 plain companies in glass packaging, 2014-2015
    • Plastic packaged plain bottled water
      • Table UK top 10 companies in plastic packaging, 2014-2015
    • Plain vs water plus
    • UK water coolers
      • Table UK top 10 water cooler companies, 2010-2015
    • Plain bottled water consumer
      • Table GB plain bottled water consumer, 2010-2015
      • Table Total UK plain bottled water: per capita consumption, 2009-2015
      • Table International plain bottled water comparison
    • Plain bottled water value
      • Table UK plain bottled water value, 2013-2015
      • Table UK plain bottled water value per litre by pack size, 2014-2015
      • Table Plain premium vs private label value per litre, 2014-2015
      • Table International premium vs private label value per litre comparison, 2015
    • Ethical waters / ethical initiatives
    • Ongoing challenges
      • Environmental
      • Carbon footprint
      • Water footprint
      • Lightweighting
      • Recycling
      • Tap water
      • Industry consolidation
      • Portfolio diversity
      • Consumer confidence and education
      • Retailer perception
      • Stock control and supply
      • Price pressures
    • Water Stewardship
    • Legislation
    • Forecast to 2020
      • Table UK plain bottled water consumption by segment, 2015-2020f
  • LEADING COMPANY PROFILES
    • AG BARR PLC
    • ANGEL SPRINGS HOLDINGS LTD
    • BERRINGTON PURE SPRING WATER COMPANY
    • BEST WATER TECHNOLOGY UK LTD
    • BLACK MOUNTAIN MINERAL WATER COMPANY
    • BRECON MINERAL WATER
    • BRITVIC PLC
    • COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES
    • COCA-COLA HBC NORTHERN IRELAND
    • COOLERAID
    • COTT BEVERAGES LIMITED
    • DANONE WATERS (UK & IRELAND)
    • DECANTAE NATURAL MINERAL WATER
    • EDEN SPRINGS UK LTD
    • EDGAR'S WATER
    • FONTHILL PURE ENGLISH SPRING WATER
    • HARROGATE WATER BRANDS LTD
    • HIGHLAND SPRING GROUP
    • HILDON LTD
    • ICENI WATERS LIMITED
    • KINGSHILL MINERAL WATER LTD
    • MONTGOMERY SPRING WATER COMPANY
    • NAVSON LTD
    • NESTLÉ WATERS UK LTD
    • ONE WATER
    • PRINCES GATE SPRING WATER
    • PRINCES SOFT DRINKS
    • RADNOR HILLS MINERAL WATER COMPANY LTD
    • ROXANE UK LTD
    • SHEPLEY SPRING LTD
    • SWITHLAND SPRING WATER
    • WATER COOLERS (SCOTLAND) LTD
  • BOTTLED WATER IN PERSPECTIVE 2016
    • UK Plain bottled water market 25 year review
      • Overall market performance
      • Small Pack vs. Coolers
      • Small Pack Sparkling vs. Still
      • Own label water consumption
    • UK Plain bottled water market in perspective
  • LEGISLATION 2016
  • DEFINITIONS AND SYMBOLS 2016
  • TARGET GROUP INDEX (TGI) 2016

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