United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

United Kingdom Ready to Drink Coffee market is segmented By Packaging (Bottles, Cans and Other Packaging), and By Distribution Channels (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Stores, Online Retail and Other Channels)

Market Snapshot

united kingdom ready to drink (rtd) coffee market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 2.4 %

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Market Overview

The United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink Coffee Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period.

  • The demand for ready to drink beverages has witnessed growth due to the busy lifestyle and ready-to-drink coffee, being an excellent source of instant energy is becoming popular amongst youngsters as well the middle-aged working population.
  • Ready to drink coffee is a healthy substitute of carbonated drinks which are associated with health hazards such as obesity and hypertension. The RTD coffee provides convenience by utilizing either brewed coffee or coffee extract that can be consumed in hot and cold form.
  • Manufacturers are focusing on new product development with different flavors as a key strategy to expand their business and improve sales and distribution of RTD coffee.

Scope of the report

The United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee Market includes the segmentation by packaging into Bottles and Cans. The Bottles segment includes both Glass and PET. The market is also segmented by Distribution Channel into Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialist Retail Stores, Online Retail and Other Channels.

Glass Bottles
Pet Bottles
Other Packaging
Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Specialist Stores
Online Retail
Other Channels

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Key Market Trends

Surge in Demand for Bottled RTD Coffee

Packing of all beverages by almost all major players are made more attractive to increase the sales of their products. Also, packages in various quantities are made available for easy usage. Glass bottle and pet bottle are widely used around the world. Pet bottles are preferred more than the traditional glass bottles, as new technology enables these bottles to do more than just hold beverages. These bottles aid in improving the shelf life and preservation apart from being available in economy formats. Pet bottles are manufactured in such a way that consumers can either heat or cool the coffee depending on their requirements. These hot/cool bottles come in a handy ‘grab and go’ sizes and can be used conveniently. Products in bottled format can be consumed all at once or can be stored. Caps or lids over these bottles also play an important role as they preserve the freshness and aroma of the drinks.

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Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Segment Drives the Market

Distribution of ready to drink coffees has expanded to several mainstream channels, such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, specialist stores, etc. Among the numerous outlets available, supermarket and hypermarkets channels are preferred in the countries in the country, as they have potential for stocking different variants of coffee, of different companies along with the catering to consumer’s preferences. Expanding shelf spaces for innovative launches by companies is anticipated to drive the market growth in the future. The increase in demographics spending, ease, and convenience through supermarket purchases is expected to pave a strong pathway for RTD coffee manufacturers to penetrate urban markets in the country, where these stores are being set in large number.

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Competitive Landscape

United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink Coffee Market is consolidated and the major players include Starbucks Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Luigi Lavazza SpA, DD IP Holder LLC (Dunkin’ Brands) among others. The key strategies being used by these market players are that of focusing on expansion of new facilities and launching new products & services.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Packaging

      1. 5.1.1 Bottles

        1. Glass Bottles

        2. Pet Bottles

      2. 5.1.2 Cans

      3. 5.1.3 Other Packaging

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Convenience Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Specialist Stores

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail

      5. 5.2.5 Other Channels


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Starbucks Corporation

      2. 6.3.2 The Coca-Cola Company

      3. 6.3.3 Luigi Lavazza SpA

      4. 6.3.4 Nestle SA

      5. 6.3.5 Monster Beverage Co

      6. 6.3.6 High Brew Coffee

      7. 6.3.7 Danone

      8. 6.3.8 DD IP Holder LLC (Dunkin' Brands)


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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee Market is growing at a CAGR of 2.4% over the next 5 years.

Starbucks Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Luigi Lavazza SpA, DD IP Holder LLC (Dunkin’ Brands), Nestle SA are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Coffee Market.

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