Sticky situation: Slow growth is on the horizon, but declining soda consumption will hurt demand

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Niche markets will provide opportunities, but rising health concerns will weigh on industry
  • Many small companies managed to stay in business independently over the past five years
  • Industry manufacturers will need to respond to innovation of the same sort undertaken by their downstream customers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Syrup and Flavoring Production industry manufactures beverage bases (e.g. concentrates and fountain syrups) and other flavoring syrups. The majority of industry products are used in the downstream manufacturing of finished beverages. Consequently, soda producers are major buyers of industry products. While the majority of revenue is generated from finished beverage manufacturers, the trend towards vertical integration is shifting industry-relevant revenue into the Soda Production industry. Additionally, increasing health-consciousness will be a negative factor for the industry as consumers move away from consuming products high in sugar and calories. Demand for soda has dampened over the five years to 2017 due to increasing health awareness among consumers...

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    Liquid beverage bases

    Produced in syrup form, liquid beverage bases make up the single largest product segment produced within the Syrup and Flavoring Production industry. These bases are sold to bottlers and wholesalers who in turn package the product for use in finished products, such as canned and bottled sodas, juices and teas. Vertically integrated beverage producers are not included in this segment as syrups and concentrates they create are automatically used as an input in finished products and revenue is accounted for under the Soda Manufacturing Industry (IBISWorld report 31211a).

    Nevertheless, large beverage conglomerates (such as The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Dr. Pep..

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    Additional Insights for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption and Per capita soft drink consumption in the Syrup & Flavoring Production industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry?

    This industry primarily manufactures flavoring syrup, drink concentrates and related products for soda fountains or beverage manufacturers. This industry excludes manufacturers, bottlers, distributors and retailers of finished beverage products, such as soda or juice.

    Industry Products
    Liquid beverage bases for soft drinks
    Other liquid beverage bases
    Flavoring syrup for fountain drinks and desert toppings
    Fruit flavoring (crushed or whole) for toppings
    Juice concentrate for fountain beverages
    Other flavoring agents
    Industry Activities
    Producing beverage syrups
    Producing soft drink concentrates
    Producing toppings
    Producing powders (for use in soft drink production)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
  • Per capita soft drink consumption
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of sugar
  • Price of corn
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Competition and landscape
  • Consumption and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Diversification
  • Costs and profit
  • Table: Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Soda Production
  • Juice Production
  • Grocery Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Corn Farming
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Sugar Processing
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Liquid beverage bases for soft drinks
  • Flavoring syrup for fountain drinks and desert toppings
  • Fruit flavoring (crushed or whole) for toppings
  • Juice concentrate for fountain beverages
  • Other liquid beverage bases
  • Other flavoring agents
  • Chart: Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Bottlers and beverage manufacturers
  • Hospitality and food service industries
  • Grocery and other retailers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Syrup & Flavoring Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Coca-Cola CompanyPepsiCo Inc.Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
  • Table: The Coca-Cola Company - financial performance
  • Table: PepsiCo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Dr. Pepper Snapple Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Syrup & Flavoring Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Beverage Base
  • Product that is combined with water and potentially sweeteners during third-party beverage manufacturing or at a soft drink fountain to create a finished beverage
  • Concentrate
  • Liquid or powder beverage bases composed of flavoring ingredients and potentially sweeteners
  • Finished Beverage
  • Soda or other soft drink product that is ready to be consumed; may be sparkling or still
  • Fountain Syrup
  • Form of concentrate designed specifically for use in a soft drink fountain
  • Ready-To-Drink
  • A beverage produced and packaged for immediate consumption.
  • Soda
  • A non-alcoholic beverage that contains carbonation and generally some form of sweetener or flavor; sometimes also referred to as "soft drink"
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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