2024
9
UK Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Report 2024
2024-03-06T16:41:29+00:00
REPC2E359FB_51CD_4534_9A53_E27D7CDFCAA7
2195
171263
[{"name":"Carbonated Soft Drinks","url":"https:\/\/store.mintel.com\/industries\/drinks\/carbonated-soft-drinks"}]
Report
en_GB
The CSDs market saw volumes fall in 2023 due to the income squeeze and absence of a hot summer. Various brands bucked the trend thanks to NPD and related marketing.

UK Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Report 2024

£ 2,195 (Excl.Tax)

Report Summary

Stay ahead of the curve with Mintel’s UK Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Report 2024. Our full report is packed with consumer-led market intelligence, the CSD market research, trends and consumer behaviours affecting your business. Get a 360° view of the carbonated soft drinks industry including market size, share and forecasted growth to help you align your business strategy with the needs of your audience.

Below, we’ve handpicked the key insights analysed in the full report and summarised the core topics.

Topics Analysed in this Report

  • The impact of the income squeeze on the CSD market and the outlook for the next five years.
  • Key new product development trends in the soft drinks industry.
  • Usage of CSDs and key demographics.
  • Behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks, including recycling and refills.
  • Concepts of interest in CSDs, including related to naturalness and sugar reduction.
  • Consumer interest in NPD and selected opportunity areas in the CSD market.

Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Overview

The CSD market was hit in 2023 by the income squeeze. The discretionary nature of the drinks and their rapidly rising prices prompted consumers to cut back on them. Value growth will slow as inflation decelerates.

The recent spotlight on HFSS, UPFs and the WHO advising against the use of non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) to control body weight stand to pose a threat to the carbonated soft drinks market UK if they gain further attention from the media.

  • Carbonated soft drink market size: Mintel forecasts that the CSD market value sales will reach £13.7 billion in 2028.

Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

Flavour remains crucial to drive interest

Their taste bud-pleasing flavours are carbonated soft drinks appealing feature. Promisingly, buzz around new flavours can translate to purchases. Cocktail-inspired flavours, retro features and collaborations with other food and drink brands stand out as opportunity areas, given strong consumer interest.

Route to combat packaging concerns

Single-use packaging waste remains a key challenge for the CSD market. Beyond pressure from regulators, consumers are also concerned about the litter produced. Brands in the carbonated soft drinks industry can invest in deposit return schemes to help combat this by more effectively ‘closing the loop’ on drinks packaging waste.

  • Soft drink industry trends: Two in five people who drink and buy CSDs say that concerns about the amount of litter produced put them off drinking these more.

Purchase our UK Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Report to receive a five-year forecast, consumer behaviour analysis, and recommendations for market opportunities. Readers of this report may also be interested in our A Year of Innovation in Carbonated Soft Drinks for an overview of the most innovative product launches in the global soft drinks market.

Brands Featured in the Full Report

Pepsi, 7UP, Ribena, Gunna, Humble Warrior, Fanta, Irn Bru, Coca-Cola, Tango, J20, Sprite, Dr Pepper.

Additional Features Included with Your Purchase

  • Interactive Databook: Each Databook is provided as an interactive website where you can deep dive into our consumer research data on your chosen topic so you can draw your own conclusions.
  • Consumer Confidence Tracker: Our Trackers paint the picture of the economic confidence and major concerns of up to 40 different demographics, tracking changes in attitudes over time.
  • Custom PowerPoints: Incorporate our consumer research data into your own work so you can win over your clients and stakeholders. Select insights from your report to create a custom presentation that is ready to download in minutes.
  • Different Digital Formats: PDF for conveniently sharing with your team, PowerPoint for quickly including in your presentations.
  • Mintel’s Clients Portal: Our portal provides instant access to actionable analysis, podcasts, and trend pieces relevant to your industry that are published almost daily, as well as our annual Global Consumer Trends. You can also browse our extensive catalogue of market research reports.

Expert Insights from a Drinks Analyst

This report, written by Kiti Soininen, a leading research analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight carbonated soft drinks market trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The CSDs market saw volumes fall in 2023 due to the income squeeze and absence of a hot summer. Various brands bucked the trend thanks to NPD and related marketing.

Kiti Soininen
Head of UK Food and Drink Research

Table of Contents

    • Key issues covered in this Report
  1. Executive Summary

    • Opportunities for the carbonated soft drinks market
    • Market dynamics and outlook
    • Graph 1: retail sales of CSDs and adult soft drinks, by segment, 2021-23
    • Graph 2: leading brands’ sales in the CSDs retail market, by value, 2020/21-2022/23
    • What consumers want and why
    • Graph 3: usage of CSDs, by type, 2020-23
    • Graph 4: behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks, 2023
    • Graph 5: concepts of interest in carbonated soft drinks, 2023
    • Graph 6: behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks, 2023
    • Innovation and marketing
    • Graph 7: CSDs launches by sugar content per 100ml, 2019-23
    • Graph 8: above-the-line, online display and direct mail advertising expenditure on CSDs, by advertiser 2019-22
    • Graph 9: selected key metrics for selected leading brands, 2023
  2. Market Dynamics

    • Market size
    • Graph 10: total value and volume sales of CSDs, 2018-23
    • Market forecast
    • Graph 11: value and volume sales of CSDs, annual change, 2008-14
    • Retail segmentation
    • Graph 12: retail sales of CSDs and adult soft drinks, by segment, 2021-23
    • Channels to market
    • Graph 13: volume sales of CSDs, by channel, 2019-23
    • Graph 14: value sales of CSDs, by channel, 2019-23
    • Market share
    • Graph 15: leading brands’ sales in the CSDs retail market, by value, 2020/21-2022/23
    • Graph 16: leading brands’ sales in the adult soft drinks retail market, by value, 2020/21-2022/23
    • Macro-economic factors
    • Graph 17: GDP, 2021-23
    • Graph 18: CPI inflation rate, 2021-23
    • Graph 19: “Have you been affected by any of these issues over the last two months? Please select all that apply.”, 2023
    • Graph 20: CPI annual rate for soft drinks and food, 2019-23
    • Graph 21: The financial wellbeing index, 2016-23
    • Graph 22: The financial confidence index, 2016-23
    • Social, environmental and legal factors
    • Graph 23: how often people try to eat healthily, 2018-22
    • Graph 24: Google Trends search index for selected terms, January 2022-December 2023
    • Graph 25: trends in the age structure of the UK population, 2018-28
  3. What Consumers Want and Why

    • Usage of CSDs
    • Graph 26: usage of CSDs, by type, 2020-23
    • Graph 27: where carbonated soft drinks have been drunk in the last month (net), by type, 2020-23
    • Graph 28: frequency of drinking diet and non-diet CSDs, 2022 and 2023
    • Graph 29: drinking diet and non-diet CSDs at least once a day, by age, 2023
    • Graph 30: CSDs usage and switching to cheaper variants, by financial health, 2023
    • Behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks
    • Graph 31: behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks, 2023
    • Concepts of interest in carbonated soft drinks
    • Graph 32: concepts of interest in carbonated soft drinks, 2023
    • Graph 33: interest in CSDs with natural flavourings and no artificial sweeteners among users and non-users of CSDs, 2023
    • Graph 34: CSDs launches with free from added/artificial flavours and ingredients claims, 2019-23
    • Attitudes towards carbonated soft drinks
    • Graph 35: behaviours related to carbonated soft drinks, 2023
  4. Innovation And Marketing Trends

    • Launch activity and innovation
    • Graph 36: CSDs launches by sugar content per 100ml, 2019-23
    • Graph 37: sugar and calorie claims in CSDs launches, 2019-23
    • Graph 38: functional and fortified claims in CSDs launches, 2019-23
    • Graph 39: seasonal and limited edition launches in CSDs, 2019-23
    • Graph 40: CSDs launches by launch type, 2019-23
    • Graph 41: ethical claims in CSDs launches, 2019-23
    • Advertising and marketing activity
    • Graph 42: above-the-line, online display and direct mail advertising expenditure on CSDs, by advertiser 2019-22
  5. Brand Research

    • Graph 43: attitudes towards selected brands in the CSDs market, 2023
    • Graph 44: brand personality – macro image, selected brands in the CSDs market, 2023
    • Graph 45: brand personality – micro image of selected brands in the CSDs market, 2023
  6. Appendix

    • Supplementary data – market segmentation
    • Supplementary data – market share
    • Supplementary data – social, environmental and legal factors
    • Supplementary data – innovation
    • Market forecast data and methodology
    • Report scope and definitions
    • Methodology

Why Mintel?

Gain access to high quality market research with every purchase of Mintel’s consumer reports. Here's what else you can expect when buying from us:

Mintel’s Clients Portal

After your purchase is completed, you’ll receive an invitation to join Mintel’s Clients Portal which provides instant access to supplementary insights from Mintel’s industry experts.

Multiple Report Formats

Mintel’s reports are available in PDF and PPT formats, and arrive in your inbox alongside an excel datasheet, so you can share Mintel’s market intelligence with ease.

Interactive Databook

Mintel’s bespoke consumer data is presented as an interactive website, so you can deep dive into your chosen topic, explore demographics and download specific statistics.

Custom Presentations

Using Mintel’s custom presentation tool, you can easily incorporate selected research data and analysis into a tailor-made presentation to win over clients and stakeholders.

Browse our sample PDF report below:

Click to show report
2024 Sample Consumer Cover

Please Note: All of the figures, graphs, and tables in this sample report have been redacted.

Trusted by companies. Big and small.

Want to speak to us directly?

Contact us with your enquiry and our expert global team can help.

Get in touch