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Focus on the Hydration & Refreshment

A consumer insight driven understanding of hydration & refreshment, this report examines the key trends and identifies new insights into behavior and ultimately offers actionable recommendations for industry players going forward

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Personal industry is available in its catalogue.

Hydration & Refreshment - A consumer insight driven understanding of hydration & refreshment, this report examines the key trends and identifies new insights into behavior and ultimately offers actionable recommendations for industry players going forward

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Introduction

Consumers are more aware of the health benefits of staying hydrated and, importantly for consumer packaged goods' players, this is impacting product choices. Drinking more water is one of the key lifestyle changes consumers have made to improve their health. The refreshment trend has grown as a result of a number of factors, notably its appeal to emerging consumer groups

Scope

Comprehensive analysis of consumer values, attitudes and behaviors with regard to hydration & refreshment and related consumption Extensive primary and secondary research of consumers and senior industry figures to uncover the latest thinking and reveal emerging opportunities Detailed recommendations offering practical strategies based on the trends and insights uncovered in the report

Highlights

The hydration trend is most notable in non-alcoholic beverage segments, particularly bottled water and functional drinks where both categories have seen phenomenal growth due to consumers' increasing health concerns. Meanwhile, refreshment is important across a number of categories and is most mature in beer, cider and bottled water segments Per capita bottled water occasions are highest in countries where drinking bottled water is more culturally established such as in Italy. However, countries with traditionally lower sales in bottled water such as the UK and Sweden are seeing extraordinary growth. UK overall bottled water occasions grew at a CAGR of 10% between 2002 and 2007 There are a number of misconceptions about hydration and what consumers think they need to drink to be hydrated. Many consumers lack education of which foods and drinks 'count' towards their daily hydration needs. Also, contradictory evidence regarding the impact of caffeine drinks on (de)hydration has added to this confusion among consumers

Reasons to Purchase

Understand the attitudes driving and inhibiting hydration & refreshment consumer needs and manufacturers' innovation efforts Improve your marketing by following best-practice guidelines enabling more effective targeting with on-trend products and relevant communications Get inspired by viewing best practice examples of effective innovation and marketing based on hydration and refreshment trends.


Overview 1
Catalyst 1
Summary 1
Table of Contents 2
Table of figures 3
Table of tables 4
Analysis 5
Introduction 5
Drivers of the hydration and refreshment trends 5
Consumer segmentation 6
Women consider hydration more important than men 6
Older consumers are at most risk from dehydration 7
Hydration is key to a child's development 8
Refreshment is most important for emerging consumer groups in
alcoholic drinks 8
TREND: Hydration is becoming increasingly important to consumers 9
Bottled water occasions are increasing, taking an increasing
'share of throat' 9
Bottled water now accounts for half of all soft drink
consumption in Europe 11
Environmental concerns may encourage greater tap water
consumption in the future 11
Take-outs and implications: The need for instant and continuous
hydration has grown in consumer importance 12
TREND: Refreshment is an increasingly key element of beverage
consumption 12
Take-outs and implications: refreshment has gained importance
due to emerging consumer groups and occasions 14
INSIGHT: There have been notable success stories of brands
targeting hydration and refreshment needs 14
Sprite obeys consumer thirst for hydration and refreshment 14
Mizone appeals to consumers searching for instantaneous hydration 15
Blue moon focuses on refreshment and drinkability 16
Take-outs and implications: hydration and refreshment are
key attributes in providing success in the beverage industry 17
INSIGHT: Hydration and refreshment trends are important to a
number of markets 17
Hydration and refreshment trends are important to a number
of beverage markets 17
Hydration and refreshment can also be important to food and
personal care markets 21
Take-outs and implications: hydration and refreshment trends
are most important to beverage markets yet should not be overlooked
in food and personal care 23
INSIGHT: A number of factors affect people's perception of how
refreshing a particular beverage may be 23
Take-outs and implications: key elements of refreshment should
be met when creating drinkability 24
INSIGHT: There are misconceptions about what consumers think
they 'need' to drink 24
Awareness of hydration needs are high but so is confusion and
non-compliance 24
Take-outs and implications: educating consumers and providing
hydration solutions will prove successful going forward 25
INSIGHT: Hydration directly affects mental and physical performance 25
Take-outs and implications: the mental and physical effects of
hydration are important to a number of consumers 26
Action points 27
ACTION: Educate and clearly inform consumers about hydration 27
Target groups with the greatest need for hydration 28
ACTION: Enhance the refreshment factor of beverages 29
ACTION: Use hydration and refreshment as a means to differentiate
and premiumize your product 30
Emphasize the positive impact of instant and continuous hydration 30
Avoid compromising or creating trade-offs by neglecting other
need-states 32
APPENDIX 34
Definitions 34
Methodology 34
Further reading 34
Ask the analyst 35
Datamonitor consulting 35
Disclaimer 35
List of Tables 
Table 1: Overall and per capita bottled water occasions,
Europe & US, by country, 2002-2012 10
List of Figures 
Figure 1: There are a number of drivers to the hydration and
refreshment trend 5
Figure 2: Consumers who responded 'important' or
'very important' to the question: "How important are the following
dietary approaches - Drinking plenty of water?" 6
Figure 3: Americans associate a healthy lifestyle more with bottled
water than any other bottled beverage 10
Figure 4: Sprite marketing materials focus heavily on hydration and
refreshment 15
Figure 5: Mizone Rapid focuses on instant hydration 16
Figure 6: Blue moon offers a refreshing easy beer drinking experience 17
Figure 7: Analysis of the current importance of the hydration
trend to non-alcoholic beverage markets and future forecast
for importance in five years from now 19
Figure 8: Analysis of the current importance of the refreshment
trend to non-alcoholic beverage markets and future forecast
for importance in five years from now 20
Figure 9: Analysis of the current importance of the refreshment
trend to alcoholic beverage markets and future forecast for
importance in five years from now 21
Figure 10: There exists market opportunity in addressing
consumers' skin concerns with regard to hydration 22
Figure 11: A number of factors affect the refreshment level
of a beverage 24
Figure 12: Hydrate20 attempts to educate and inform consumers
about the need for hydration and the benefits of the product
using claims backed up by scientific research 27
Figure 13: Hydrating products should be targeted at groups
with the highest need such as children 28
Figure 14: There exists cross market opportunities such as
healthy hydration focused foods 29
Figure 15: Products which offer hydration benefits will
allow for a price premium 31
Figure 16: Hydration is important to beauty aids, for
both topical and 'beauty from within' products 32
Figure 17: Ensure that other key need-states are met
along with hydration and refreshment 33

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