Sports Drink Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global sports drink market is segmented by Packaging into PET Bottles and Cans; by Distribution Channel into Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retailers, and Others; and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.25 %

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Market Overview

The global sports drink market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.25% in the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Some of the key factors that are expected to drive the market are the innovation of new flavors with added health benefits and changing lifestyle of consumers i.e., enrollment in the fitness and health clubs, and eating proper nutrient food, which give them a balanced nutrient diet.
  • With the rising health concerns, there is an increased demand for nutrition filled, low-calorie sports drink made from natural ingredients, such as stevia and other sugar alternatives. For instance, PepsiCo Inc., launched a zero-sugar variant of Gatorade named ‘G-Zero’, to attract health-conscious consumers. The products will be available in flavors, Lemon-Lime, Orange, and Glacier Cherry.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

  • The effects of COVID-19 continue to ripple through the world’s health, educational, financial, and commercial institutions, and also the sports ecosystem is no different. This is because for majority period of during the year 2020, there were high restrictions imposed on any form of sports/outdoor activity pertaining to lockdowns. Moroever, several leagues, tournaments, and even Olympic games were postponed eyeing the threatfulness of the situation which restricted the sports and gaming activities, which certainly showed a negative effect on the sales revenues of sports drinks as well.
  • However, as the situation moves towards the betterment of the situation, and sports activities being continued for professionals and population as well, sports drinks market is expected to form a recovery curve during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The sports drink market analysis is segmented by packaging into PET bottles and cans; and by distribution channel into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retailers, and others. It also provides an analysis of emerging and established geographical regions, by covering regions, such as North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa​.

Packaging
PET Bottles
Cans
By Distribution
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
Convenience Stores
Online Retailers
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Italy
Spain
Rest of North America
Asia-Pacific
India
China
Japan
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Escalating Demand For Functional Beverages in Developed Countries

The market for the functional beverages is increasing at a fast rate, as consumers are paying more attention to staying healthy. In the developed markets, beverages are no longer viewed solely as a quick refreshment. However, they have become more convenient nutrient and food supplement products. The region is strongly influenced by consumer focus on protein, wellness, natural, and ‘free from’ trends. The consumer segments driving the growth of the market include ageing consumers looking for vitality, millennials who are willing to try new products with wellness benefits, and busy consumers seeking ‘quick health’.

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North America Leading the Market

The sports drinks market is a lifestyle-driven market. The increasing concerns about physical well-being and leading a healthy lifestyle is a major growth driver for the sports drink market. The increasing number of the population involved in various sports activities and other fitness activities is the major driver for the market for sports drink in the United States, thus driving the North American market.​

North America stands on top among regional sales followed by Europe. But the increasing fitness trend is catching up with other regions as well and driving sales numbers for the markets. The Asia-Pacific sports drink market is expected to surge, owing to an increasing percentage of urbanization and growth in the number of fitness centers across countries, like India and China. The surging demand for natural sweeteners is also expected to drive the growth of the sports drink market in Asia-Pacific, owing to the no or low content of calories in the sweeteners used in the tailoring of the sports drink by the manufacturers in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The sports drink market is moderately competitive. The prominent company in the market include PepsiCo Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company, amongst others. The key strategies adopted by the players in the market are expansions, innovations, and new product launches to maintain competitiveness in the market. The companies have been introducing new and innovative products with the inclusion of naturally derived ingredients and additives, so as to make their product unique from the existing products.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters 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 Packaging

      1. 5.1.1 PET Bottles

      2. 5.1.2 Cans

    2. 5.2 By Distribution

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Online Retailers

      4. 5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Spain

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of North America

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 India

        2. 5.3.3.2 China

        3. 5.3.3.3 Japan

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 United Arab Emirates

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 South Africa

        4. 5.3.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Market share analysis

    3. 6.3 Key strategies adapted

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Pepsico

      2. 6.4.2 Coca Cola Company

      3. 6.4.3 AJE Group

      4. 6.4.4 Bodyarmor

      5. 6.4.5 Abbott Nutrition Co.

      6. 6.4.6 Arizona Beverage Company

      7. 6.4.7 Britivic Plc

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

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sports Drink Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Sports Drink Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.25% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Pepsi co Inc, Coca Cola Company, AJE Group, BodyArmor, Arizona Beverage Company are the major companies operating in Sports Drink Market.

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