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This report examines the methods and avenues of U.S. beverage distribution. It provides an overview of the entire liquid refreshment beverage (LRB) market and discusses the latest distribution-related trends.

It also investigates the individual sales channels, offering statistics and insight on channel volume by beverage type. Also included is the volume and growth projections for each LRB beverage group and analysis of the forces determining each channel's future with respect to LRBs.

  • 2013 Edition - Published September 2013.
  • Data through 2012 and market projections through 2017.
  • 100+ pages with extensive text analysis, graphs, charts and 50+ tables.
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U.S. Beverage Retail Sales Channel Analysis
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Get superior data, market insights and industry perspective to analyze beverage segments, evaluate opportunities and benchmark performance.

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U.S. Beverage Retail Sales Channel Analysis provides market insight on various aspects of beverage retailing through reliable data and discussions of what the numbers really mean. Questions answered include:

  • Which beverage categories grew the fastest in supermarkets during 2012, and which moved the quickest in drug stores?
  • How do independent retail establishments stack up against other retail outlets?
  • What trends drive developments in nontraditional retail channels?
  • How does channel blurring affect the distribution of beverages in the U.S.?
  • How did energy drinks perform in mass merchandisers (including Walmart)?
  • What is next for the U.S. liquid refreshment beverage (LRB) marketplace through 2017?

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U.S. Beverage Retail Sales Channel Analysis provides a comprehensive overview of non-alcohol liquid refreshment beverage sales through various sales channels. It offers data and information related to the LRB market, as well as discussion of distribution channel-specific issues and analysis of the route to market for various beverage segments.

Statistics and insight are provided on the individual distribution channels including historical and current sales channel volume by beverage type for a broad range of LRB beverage categories including carbonated soft drinks, fluid milk, RTD Tea, Sports Beverages, fruit juices, fruit drinks, bulk water, energy drinks and RTD coffee.

Finally, the report contains volume and growth projections by beverage segment and retail sales channel. Backed by our reliable, all-sales-channel-inclusive data, readers get a thorough understanding of all facets of beverage retailing channels including:

  • Volume and retail sales figures for the major beverage categories and an overview of the U.S. retail beverage market.
  • Discussion of beverage distribution methods and the issues shaping the marketplace.
  • Analysis of issues and volume data by beverage category through each sales channel including supermarkets, foodservice, mass merchandisers, convenience/gas, vending, drug, independent and other retail establishments. Also includes discussions of club/dollar stores, internet and non-traditional channels.
  • Profiles of the leading retailers in each sales channel looking at how Wal-Mart, Costco, 7-11, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Safeway, Tesco, Sunoco and others are seeking to maximize their beverage sales through their approach to category and brand mix as well as through unique merchandising programs.
  • Overview of independent and other retailing channels such as limited-assortment stores, natural foods stores (such as Whole Foods) and Internet retailers.
  • Exclusive five-year volume projections for each sales channel and growth projections for each of the major beverage categories through 2017.

1. THE U.S. RETAIL MARKETPLACE

The National Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market pg 1

  • Overview pg 1
  • Volume by Category pg 3
  • Retail Dollars by Category pg 5
  • Volume by Sales Channel pg 6
  • Segment Volume by Sales Channel pg 7

EXHIBITS

  • 1.1 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 13
  • 1.2 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 14
  • 1.3 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 15
  • 1.4 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Estimated Retail Dollars by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 16
  • 1.5 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Share of Retail Dollars by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 17
  • 1.6 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Change in Retail Dollars by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 18
  • 1.7 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 19
  • 1.8 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 20
  • 1.9 U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Change in Volume by Sales Channel 2008 – 2012 pg 21
  • 1.10 U.S. Carbonated Soft Drink Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 22
  • 1.11 U.S. Carbonated Soft Drink Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 23
  • 1.12 U.S. Fluid Milk Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 24
  • 1.13 U.S. Fluid Milk Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 25
  • 1.14 U.S. PET Water Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 26
  • 1.15 U.S. PET Water Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 27
  • 1.16 U.S. Fruit Juice Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 28
  • 1.17 U.S. Fruit Juice Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 29
  • 1.18 U.S. Fruit Drink Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 30
  • 1.19 U.S. Fruit Drink Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 31
  • 1.20 U.S. Sports Drink Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 32
  • 1.21 U.S. Sports Drink Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 33
  • 1.22 U.S. RTD Tea Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 34
  • 1.23 U.S. RTD Tea Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 35
  • 1.24 U.S. Bulk Water Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 36
  • 1.25 U.S. Bulk Water Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 37
  • 1.26 U.S. Energy Drink Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 38
  • 1.27 U.S. Energy Drink Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 39
  • 1.28 U.S. RTD Coffee Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 40
  • 1.29 U.S. RTD Coffee Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2012 pg 41

2. ROUTES TO RETAIL

Beverage Distribution Methods in the U.S. pg 42

  • Overview pg 42
  • Issues pg 48

3. THE U.S. SUPERMARKET CHANNEL

Supermarkets in the U.S. pg 53

  • Volume pg 53
  • Trends and Issues pg 57
  • Company Profiles pg 71

EXHIBITS

  • 3.30 U.S. Supermarket Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 79
  • 3.31 U.S. Supermarket Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 80
  • 3.32 U.S. Supermarket Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 81

4. THE U.S. CONVENIENCE/GAS STORE CHANNEL

Convenience/Gas Stores in the U.S. pg 82

  • Volume pg 82
  • Trends and Issues pg 86
  • Company Profiles pg 95

EXHIBITS

  • 4.33 U.S. Convenience/Gas Store Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 101
  • 4.34 U.S. Convenience/Gas Store Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 102
  • 4.35 U.S. Convenience/Gas Store Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 103

5. THE U.S. MASS MERCHANDISER CHANNEL

Mass Merchandisers in the U.S. pg 104

  • Volume pg 104
  • Trends and Issues pg 107
  • Company Profiles pg 114

EXHIBITS

  • 5.36 U.S. Mass Merchandiser Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 121
  • 5.37 U.S. Mass Merchandiser Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 122
  • 5.38 U.S. Mass Merchandiser Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 123

6. THE U.S. DRUG STORE CHANNEL

Drug Stores in the U.S. pg 124

  • Volume pg 124
  • Trends and Issues pg 128

EXHIBITS

  • 6.39 U.S. Drug Store Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 132
  • 6.40 U.S. Drug Store Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 133
  • 6.41 U.S. Drug Store Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 134

7. THE U.S. FOODSERVICE CHANNEL

Foodservice in the U.S. pg 135

  • Volume pg 135
  • Trends and Issues pg 138

EXHIBITS

  • 7.42 U.S. Foodservice Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 145
  • 7.43 U.S. Foodservice Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 146
  • 7.44 U.S. Foodservice Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 147

8. THE U.S. VENDING CHANNEL

Vending in the U.S. pg 148

  • Volume pg 148
  • Trends and Issues pg 150

EXHIBITS

  • 8.45 U.S. Vending Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 154
  • 8.46 U.S. Vending Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 155
  • 8.47 U.S. Vending Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 156

9. THE U.S. INDEPENDENT AND OTHER RETAIL CHANNELS

Non–Traditional and Other Retail Channels pg 157

  • Volume pg 157
  • Trends and Issues pg 160

EXHIBITS

  • 9.48 U.S. Independent and All Other Channel Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 174
  • 9.49 U.S. Independent and All Other Channel Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2012 pg 175
  • 9.50 U.S. Independent and All Other Channel Change in Volume by Category 2008 – 2012 pg 176

10. THE PROJECTED U.S. RETAIL MARKETPLACE

The Projected Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market pg 177

  • Overview pg 177
  • Volume by Category pg 178
  • Volume by Sales Channel pg 180

EXHIBITS

  • 10.51 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Volume by Category 2007 – 2017 pg 181
  • 10.52 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Share of Volume by Category 2007 – 2017 pg 182
  • 10.53 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Compound Annual Growth by Category 2012 – 2017 pg 183
  • 10.54 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2017 pg 184
  • 10.55 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Share of Volume by Sales Channel 2007 – 2017 pg 185
  • 10.56 Projected U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Compound Annual Growth by Sales Channel 2012 – 2017 pg 186

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