Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Bottled Water Manufacturing industry has performed well over the past five years, and competition has increased, following the introduction of private-label bottled water brands. Rising competition has driven volume growth, through lower prices and increased availability, but such prices have also meant that revenue has grown at a slower rate. IBISWorld forecasts that industry revenue will grow over the five years through 2014-15 at an annualised 3.7%, to $710.7 million. In 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow 5.0%.
Demand for bottled water has been mostly buoyed by population growth and ongoing consumer desire for healthy, convenient beverages. The industry also faced downward pressure from consumers' increased focus on its environmental footprint... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
According to the Australasian Bottled Water Institute, parties interested in entering the industry are generally either owners of a water source or owners of a brand. Spring owners wanting to enter into manufacturing and production can do so in partnership with a brand owner, or can establish their own brand and production facilities. Brand owners can either source water from a public water source or can purchase water from a supplier.
The industry is highly concentrated, with the two largest manufacturers in this industry being highly diversified, producing a range of beverages with established distribution networks. As a result they have a competitive advantage over new entrants. Commercial relationships with wholesalers and retailers may be difficult to establish... purchase to read more