Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
A weak retail environment and changing consumer trends have characterised the Soft Drink Manufacturing industry over the past five years, limiting substantial revenue growth. Despite these threats, the growing popularity of higher value sports and energy drinks, and an increasing focus on diet ranges have supported industry growth. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2015-16. This includes projected growth of 2.2% in 2015-16, to reach $4.4 billion.
Over the past five years, domestic and global uncertainty has led to soft retail conditions and weak consumer sentiment, causing consumers to cut back on discretionary spending... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Soft Drink Manufacturing industry is characterised by a high market share concentration. The two largest players, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) and Asahi Holdings (Australia), make up over three quarters of the industry, accounting for 78.6% of industry revenue. There are no other players that hold over 5% of industry revenue. The emergence of Asahi over the past five years has boosted industry concentration as the company has actively acquired brands including Schweppes. In 2010, Asahi agreed to an acquisition of P&N Beverages in a $360.0 million deal. However, the deal was blocked by the ACCC due to competitive concerns in the Soft Drink Manufacturing industry. Had the sale proceeded, industry concentration would have increased further... purchase to read more