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The non-alcoholic beverage industry

11 February 2021

The global non-alcoholic beverages market is projected to keep growing in the future years. Refreshing non-alcoholic drinks are beneficial to the human body on many levels since they are a source of hydration and provide nutrients at the same time. Those types of beverages can boost energy levels by providing a certain amount of sugar and calories to the body. 

Consequently, the demand for refreshing non-alcoholic drinksis increasing with changes in consumer preferences and the growing number ofhealth-conscious consumers, not to forget that in some countries alcoholconsumption is prohibited and is replaced by non-alcoholic beverages.

This global market can be classified based on product typesinto carbonated soft drinks, juices, bottled water, teas & coffee, energydrinks, and others such as non-alcoholic beer. However, health-consciousconsumers are tending to avoid carbonated soft drinks. Consumers have thechoice to be served refreshing drinks in bottles, cans, or cartons depending onthe beverage consumed. Distribution channels of non-alcohol beverages arediversified, consumers can find non-alcohlolic drinks online or in-storesincluding supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and others. Thenon-alcoholic beverage industry is regulated by national and internationalregulatory authorities worldwide. Companies producing non-alcoholic beveragesrely considerably on resources such as water and electricity. The scarcity ofthose resources has resulted in government policies imposed on those companiesaiming to protect the environment while conserving energy.

With the rise of the reported numbers related to obesity, theglobal non-alcoholic beverage industry is shifting toward the demand forlow-calorie beverages such as coffee, teas, non-alcoholic beers, and refreshingnon-alcoholic drinks among others. Finally, the growing population, which isbecoming more and more value-oriented, is also contributing to the growth ofthe non-alcoholic beverage market.