Europe Functional Water Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Europe Functional Water Market is Segmented by Product Type (Flavored Functional Water and Plain Functional Water), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Stores, and Other Distribution Channels), and Geography

Market Snapshot

europe functional water market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.89 %

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Market Overview

The European functional water market is expected to register at a CAGR of 7.89% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • With the growing trend of health and wellness among the consumers, functional waters with a blend of diverse flavors are becoming increasingly visible in the market in the United Kingdom. 
  • A number of functional water companies from other regions are diversifying into European countries in organic as well as inorganic manners. This is evident with Coca-Cola’s expansion into the functional water segment with the acquisition of Glaceau, the energy brand and its fortified ranges, like Vitaminwater.
  • The manufacturers are incorporating innovative ways to create awareness about the products and are communicating the health benefits of functional water.

Scope of the Report

The European functional water market is segmented by product type, into flavored functional water and plain functional water. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into specialist retail stores, hypermarkets/supermarkets, online channels, and other dsitribution channels. This study also involves the analyses of regions, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and the rest of Europe. 

By Product Type
Flavored Functional Water
Plain Functional Water
By Distribution Channel
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
Specialty Stores
Online Stores
Other Distribution Channels
By Country
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Italy
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Rising Sales in the Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

From the very beginning, supermarkets and hypermarkets have played important roles in the distribution channel of food and functional beverage. The distribution model of this retail channel is widely accepted by both companies and consumers. The hypermarket and supermarket shelves are acquired all across by private and international brands for functional water. For European consumers, hypermarkets and supermarkets have become the preferred type of retail store for frequently purchased packaged goods, due to their lower prices and convenient one-stop shopping experiences. Due to the power of bargaining offered to the consumers and owing to their dynamism and positioning, these store formats are becoming more popular among the residents nearby and among people with newer lifestyles.

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Germany Holds the Highest Share in the Market

The consumers' preference for tasty as well as healthy alternatives to carbonated drinks is driving the demand for functional water in Germany. Glacéau Vitaminwater, a brand of the Coca Cola Company, has been launched in Germany, following its international success. Initially, the company is targeting Hamburg and is planning to further expand to Munich, Cologne, Berlin, and the rest of Germany. The German consumers focus more on the quality of functional water than its price while making the purchase. This indicates that the sales of well-established brands are likely to be greater when compared to private label lines because they are perceived to offer better quality. Functional water companies in Germany are launching promotional campaigns and advertisements by incorporating celebrity endorsements, TV commercials, and other communication methods.

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Competitive Landscape

The European functional water market is fragmented due to the presence of various global and regional players in the industry. The key players are focusing on several strategies, such as new product developments, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships, to meet the increasing demand of the consumers. The major players are The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Vichy Catalan Corporation, Vitamin Well AB, and Acqua Minerale San Benedetto SpA, among others.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. 3.1 Market Overview

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Flavored Functional Water

      2. 5.1.2 Plain Functional Water

      3. 5.1.3

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.3.2 France

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Europe

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 The Coca-Cola Company

      2. 6.4.2 PepsiCo

      3. 6.4.3 Disruptive Beverages Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Vichy Catalan Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Acqua Minerale San Benedetto SpA

      6. 6.4.6 Vitamin Well AB

      7. 6.4.7 Upbeat Drinks

      8. 6.4.8 Molecule Beverages

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Functional Water Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Functional Water Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.89% over the next 5 years.

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Vichy Catalan Corporation, Vitamin Well AB, Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.P.A are the major companies operating in Europe Functional Water Market.

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