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Tea Drinks - China - April 2012

Published By :

Mintel

Published Date : Sep 2012

Category :

Beverages

No. of Pages : 72 Pages

The artisan food market throughout Ireland has the potential to help both NI and RoI recover from the recession. However, increased pressure is being placed on the industry due to an increasingly price-driven consumer who has not got used to heavy discounting within the food retailing sector, along with increased costs for raw materials.

Although consumers are increasingly price-driven, they have also become more concerned with ethical issues such as food miles, traceability, provenance and organic farming, leading to a rise in demand for food and drink produce that meets these criteria.

Key themes in the report include:

  • Economic downturn How detrimental has the current economic downturn been on the artisan food market? Have consumers become more price-conscious, are they trading down in terms of frequency of buying premium products and have they switched from branded to own-label goods?
  • Consumer values when grocery shopping Are consumers more concerned with provenance and quality over cost when grocery shopping? And to what extent is this affecting the sale of artisan food products?
  • Consumers perceptions of artisan products What qualities do consumers associate with artisan foods and where are they most likely to purchase them?
  • Key companies within the specialist food retailing in Ireland Who are the key specialist food retailers in Ireland and what type of products do they offer?
  • Future of artisan foods in Ireland How can artisan foods in Ireland sustain market share with a view to increasing sales in light of the current culture of discounting within food retailing?

Table of Content

Introduction

Definition
Report structure

Executive Summary

The market
The forecast
Figure 1: Forecast – Volume sales of RTD tea, 2006-16
Figure 2: Forecast – Value sales of RTD tea, 2006-16
Companies
Figure 3: Manufacturer total volume share, 2008-11
Market segmentation
Figure 4: RTD tea total sales volume, by flavour, 2006-11
Issues
Opportunities to differentiate through geographical distinction
Figure 5: Attitudes towards drinking purely imported brands of RTD tea, by gender and age, January 2012
Functional-driven RTD tea has growth potential
Unlocking opportunities from increased mobility
Figure 6: Locations of drinking RTD tea, by gender, January 2012
More efforts can be done to reduce dependence on crucial summer months
Figure 7: Claims of new RTD tea launches, by seasonal and limited edition, 2009-11

Market Background

Tingyi leads overall growth
Figure 8: Manufacturer total volume share, 2008-11
Figure 9: RTD tea drinks bought most often, by brand and tier city, January 2012
Growth momentum weakens
Figure 10: China’s total RTD tea sales, by volume, 2006-11
Figure 11: Beverage sales value of Uni-President China Holdings and Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding, 2008 and 2009
Low per capita consumption presents opportunities
Figure 12: Per capita consumption of RTD tea, by country, 2009-11
Rising raw material prices putting pressure on prices
Figure 13: China’s total RTD tea sales, by value, 2006-11
Figure 14: Prices of PET resin and sugar in China, Q4 2007-Q4 2011
Figure 15: Beverage margins of Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding and Uni-President China Holdings, 2006-11
Challenging competitive environment
Figure 16: Usage of soft drinks, January 2012

Different Tea Variants Create Opportunities

Issues at a glance
Black tea dominates the RTD tea category
Figure 17: RTD tea total sales volume, by flavour, 2006-11
Figure 18: Flavours of RTD tea ever bought, by gender, January 2012
Consumers are happy to experiment
Figure 19: Repertoire of flavours of RTD tea ever bought, by gender and age, January 2012
Figure 20: RTD tea new launches, by launch format, 2009-11
RTD tea with fruit components grows in popularity
Figure 21: New RTD tea launches, by flavour component subgroups, 2009-11
Rich tea resources not fully exploited
Figure 22: Protected geographical indication (PGI) for tea, by flavour, March 2012
Geographical attributes can drive consumer engagement
Figure 23: New RTD tea launches, by local geographical identification, 2009-11
Figure 24: Attitudes towards food and drink, January 2012
Interest in imported teas has not been met
Figure 25: China’s tea imports and exports, by volume*, 2009-11
Figure 26: New RTD tea launches, by foreign geographical identification, 2009-11
Figure 27: Attitudes towards drinking purely imported brands of RTD tea, by gender and age, January 2012
Figure 28: Brands of RTD tea ever bought and bought most often, January 2012
Figure 29: China’s top ten tea imports, by country*, 2009-11
Figure 30: New RTD rooibos tea launches worldwide, by claims, 2009-11
Figure 31: Percentage of new RTD tea launches worldwide, by tea varieties, 2009-11
What does it mean?

Functionality Drives Sector Growth

Issues at a glance
RTD tea claims the ‘natural’ high ground
Figure 32: Attitudes towards RTD tea, January 2012
Return herbal tea to its roots
Figure 33: Attitudes towards RTD herbal tea, by gender and age group, January 2012
Figure 34: Attitudes towards RTD herbal tea, by city, January 2012
Figure 35: New RTD herbal tea launches, by claims, 2009-11
Figure 36: Top five claims in new RTD tea launches, 2009-11
Figure 37: Attitudes towards food and drinks, by age, 2009-11
Figure 38: Attitude towards tea drinks, by age, January 2012
Opportunities exist in slimming/beauty functional drinks
Figure 39: Attitudes towards RTD tea with slimming/beauty effect, by age and gender, January 2012
Figure 40: New RTD tea launches with beauty benefits and weight control claims, 2009-11
Youqie concept failed to gain credibility
Figure 41: RTD barley tea flavour ever bought or bought most often, by age and gender, January 2012
Credibility can be improved through co-branding
What does it mean?

Increased Mobility is Driving Growth

Issues at a glance
Commuting opens opportunities for RTD tea
Figure 42: China’s total passenger traffic, 2006-10
Figure 43: Locations of drinking RTD tea, by gender, January 2012
Figure 44: China’s total urban public transport traffic volume, 2006-10
Figure 45: Packaging sizes of new RTD tea launches, 2009-11
Milk tea to fulfil morning rush needs of commuters
Figure 46: Time of the day drinking RTD tea, January 2012
Figure 47: Milk tea ever bought, by city, January 2012
Figure 48: Flavour of RTD tea ever bought, by age and gender, January 2012
What does it mean?

Market Struggles to Cope with Dependence on Summer

Issues at a glance
Figure 49: Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding beverage* sales breakdown, by quarter, 2006-11
Figure 50: Average monthly temperature of 31 cities* in China, 2007-10
Lack of heated displays slows market growth
Figure 51: Locations of purchasing RTD tea, by gender, January 2012
Figure 52: Uni-President China Holdings tea drinks sales value, 2009-11
Limited edition to spur sales in off-seasons
Figure 53: Claims of new RTD tea launches, by seasonal and limited edition, 2009-11
What does it mean?

The Future of the Market

Figure 54: Fan chart forecast for RTD tea, at best-worst-, and central-case scenario, by volume, 2006-16
Figure 55: Fan chart forecast for RTD tea, at best-worst-, and central-case scenario, by value, 2006-16
Figure 56: China’s RTD tea actual and forecast volume and value, 2006-16
Methodology

Appendix – Market Size, Segmentation and Share

Figure 57: China’s total RTD tea sales, by volume, 2006-11
Figure 58: China’s total RTD tea sales, by value, 2006-11
Figure 59: RTD tea total sales volume, by flavour, 2006-11
Figure 60: RTD tea total sales value, by flavour, 2006-11
Figure 61: Manufacturer total volume share, 2008-11
Figure 62: Manufacturer total value share, 2008-11
Market forecast
Figure 63: China’s RTD tea actual and forecast volume and value, 2006-16

Appendix – Companies and Brands

Figure 64: RTD tea brands and their ultimate owners

Appendix – Consumer RTD Tea Consumption Habits

Figure 65: Frequency of buying soft drinks, January 2012
Figure 66: Frequency of buying soft drinks, January 2012
Figure 67: Most popular frequency of buying ready to drink tea/Iced tea, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 68: Next most popular frequency of buying ready to drink tea/iced tea, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 69: Locations of drinking tea drinks, January 2012
Figure 70: Locations of drinking tea drinks, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 71: Time of drinking a tea drink, January 2012
Figure 72: Time of drinking a tea drink, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – Consumer RTD Tea Purchasing Habits

Figure 73: Person RTD teas are bought for, January 2012
Figure 74: Person RTD teas are bought for, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – The Consumer – Flavours Bought

Figure 75: Flavours of tea drink ever bought, January 2012
Figure 76: Most popular flavours of tea drink ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 77: Next most popular flavours of tea drink ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 78: Other flavours of tea drink ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 79: Flavours of tea drink bought most often, January 2012
Figure 80: Most popular flavours of tea drink bought most often, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – The Consumer – Locations of Purchasing Tea Drinks

Figure 81: Locations of purchasing tea drinks, January 2012
Figure 82: Most popular locations of purchasing tea drinks, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 83: Next most popular locations of purchasing tea drinks, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 84: Other locations of purchasing tea drinks, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – The Consumer – Package Sizes of Tea Drinks Usually Bought

Figure 85: Package sizes of tea drinks usually bought, January 2012
Figure 86: Any package sizes of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 87: Small can (under 330ml) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 88: Regular can (330-355ml) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 89: Small bottles (less than 500ml) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 90: Medium bottles (500ml – up to 1l) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 91: Large bottles (1l to less than 1.5l) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 92: Extra-large bottles (1.5l or more) of tea drinks usually bought, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – The Consumer – RTD Tea Brand Preference

Figure 93: Brands of tea drinks ever bought, January 2012
Figure 94: Most popular brands of tea drinks ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 95: Next most popular brands of tea drinks ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 96: Other brands of tea drinks ever bought, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 97: Brands of tea drinks bought most often, January 2012
Figure 98: Most popular brands of tea drinks ever bought, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – Consumer Attitudes towards RTD Tea

Figure 99: Attitudes towards tea drinks, January 2012
Figure 100: Agreement with the statements ‘I like to drink RTD tea drink mainly because I like its ads or my idol endorsing the brand/product’ and ‘I like to drink RTD tea drink as it makes me feel fresh’, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 101: Agreement with the statements ‘I prefer RTD tea drink over mineral water’ and ‘People drinking tea drink are leading a natural and simple lifestyle’, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 102: Agreement with the statements ‘I drink RTD tea drink because it is popular among my friends and peers’ and ‘I have a strong habit of drinking tea’, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 103: Agreement with the statements ‘I am actively trying out those new types of RTD tea drinks, be it new packaging or flavour etc’ and ‘I am keen to drink purely imported brands of RTD tea’, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 104: Agreement with the statements ‘I choose RTD tea drink because it is low in sugar’ and ‘I would like to buy some RTD tea drink with slimming/beauty effect’, by demographics, January 2012
Figure 105: Agreement with the statements ‘I believe drinking RTD herbal tea can drive away heat inside the human body’ and ‘I believe RTD herbal tea has less calories and sugar than carbonated soft drinks’, by demographics, January 2012

Appendix – The Consumer – Repertoire Analysis

Figure 106: Repertoire of flavours of tea drink ever bought, January 2012
Figure 107: Flavours of tea drink ever bought by repertoire of flavours of tea drink ever bought, January 2012
Figure 108: Repertoire of flavours of tea drink ever bought by demographics, December 2011

Appendix – New Product Innovation

Figure 109: RTD tea new launches, by launch format, 2009-11
Figure 110: New RTD tea launches, by flavour component subgroups, 2009-11
Figure 111: New RTD tea launches, by local geographical identification, 2009-11
Figure 112: New RTD tea launches, by foreign geographical identification, 2009-11
Figure 113: New RTD rooibos tea launches worldwide, by claims, 2009-11
Figure 114: Percentage of new RTD tea launches worldwide, by tea varieties, 2009-11
Figure 115: Top five claims in new RTD tea launches, 2009-11
Figure 116: New RTD herbal tea launches, by claims, 2009-11
Figure 117: New RTD tea launches with beauty benefits and weight control claims, 2009-11
Figure 118: Packaging sizes of new RTD tea launches, 2009-11
Figure 119: Claims of new RTD tea launches, by seasonal and limited edition, 2009-11

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