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If current trends continue, carbonated soft drinks volumes could decline 15-20% by 2020 driven by sharp declines in diet variants, predicts Wells Fargo. But why have Americans fallen out of love with diet soda, and what are they drinking instead?
Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda market remains stuck in a rut.
So who'll clear up the mess? Big soda is unfairly shouldering the brunt of the blame for the US obesity epidemic, and the industry is fighting a losing battle to turn the tide in developed markets after a dismal summer.
It was a dismal summer in the US soft drinks aisles, with dollar sales of diet/low calorie soda plunging 7.1% in the four weeks to August 3 vs the same period last year, while unit sales slumped 6.9%, according to new report from Wells Fargo.
Mid-calorie carbonated soft drink manufacturers must deal with the aftertaste issues associated with stevia, as the natural sweetener becomes more widely accepted by consumers, according to Datamonitor consumer analyst, Melanie Felgate.
Anheuser boss August Busch is set to receive a windfall when his company is sold to InBev; but InBev has expressed dissatisfaction at its Q2 financial results. Likewise, Dr Pepper Snapple is proud of its progress, despite headwinds affecting the industry.