Dublin, July 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “The US Functional Drinks Market: Analysis By Type, By Distribution Channel Size and Trends with Impact of COVID-19 and Forecast up to 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The US functional drinks market in 2022 stood at US$45.32 billion, and is likely to reach US$71.84 billion by 2028, while in terms of volume, the US functional drinks market in 2022 stood at 10.34 billion liters, and is likely to reach 15.32 billion liters by 2028.
Functional drinks are a type of drink enriched with health-boosting elements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, or probiotics, designed with the purpose of delivering specific health benefits.
These drinks offer more than just basic hydration and nutrition, targeting aspects like energy enhancement, digestive improvement, cognitive function enhancement, or immune health support. Functional drinks offer consumers much more, including functional benefits (pre-/probiotics for gut health), low calories/ sugar, and all natural and organic ingredients.
In recent years, the popularity of these nutrient-packed drinks has increased, which mirrors the growing health awareness among consumers. These individuals are drawn to their potential for enhancing health, performance, and cognitive abilities, and value the wide range encompassing energy, sports, and nutraceutical beverages, catering to various dietary necessities and preferences. The US functional drinks market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.98% during the forecast period of 2023-2028.
The US Functional drinks Market Dynamics:
- Growth Drivers: The functional drinks market in the US has been largely propelled by Millennials and Gen Z’s heightened focus on health and wellness. This demographic, accounting for nearly 40% of the population, prefers drinks with specific health benefits. These groups significantly influenced market trends, leading to product innovation and marketing strategies aligned with their preference for healthier, purposeful drinks. Therefore, the health-centric values of Millennials and Gen Z have profoundly shaped the functional drinks industry, driving demand and spurring innovative development. Further, the market is expected to grow, owing to rapid urbanization, aging population, social media influence, rise of e-commerce, athletic performance and recovery, increased awareness of health risks, etc. in recent years.
- Challenges: Regulatory compliance presents a notable challenge to the US functional drinks market. As these beverages often contain innovative ingredients and assert health benefits, the FDA closely scrutinizes their claims for accuracy and scientific substantiation, creating a complex regulatory landscape. Companies must dedicate resources to ensure compliance, including ingredient transparency and traceability. Non-compliance risks include heavy fines, product recalls, and reputational damage, hence emphasizing the importance of regulatory adherence in maintaining consumer trust and legal risk mitigation. Additionally, other factors like consumer trust and education, etc. are other challenges to the market.
- Market Trends: Functional beverage sector is innovating with new delivery formats and distribution strategies. Novel ways of consuming beneficial ingredients, like Jelly Drinks, Functional Drink Powders, Effervescent Tablets, and Edible Films, offer intriguing alternatives to traditional forms. Concurrently, subscription-based distribution models have gained prominence, offering regular, personalized deliveries to consumers, fostering customer loyalty and ensuring recurring revenue for businesses. These advancements in delivery and distribution methods are redefining the industry, providing competitive advantage and potentially driving industry revolution. More trends in the market are believed to grow the functional drinks market during the forecasted period, which may include increasing penetration of artificial intelligence and machine learning, health and wellness focus, mental health awareness, innovation in packaging, ingestible sensors, flavor innovation, branding and merchandising, market consolidation, etc.
Impact Analysis of COVID-19 and Way Forward:
The COVID-19 pandemic has fostered a favorable environment for the US functional drinks market by triggering an increased consumer focus on health, wellness, and immunity. This surge in demand has been further amplified by a shift towards online shopping due to pandemic precautions, solidifying the e-commerce sector’s position as a vital distribution channel for functional beverages.
Therefore, despite the global health crisis, the US functional drinks market has demonstrated notable resilience and adaptability, with factors such as heightened health consciousness, changing consumer behaviors, and product innovation anticipated to sustain market growth and shape its future trajectory post-pandemic.
Competitive Landscape and Recent Developments:
The US functional drinks market emerged as a dynamic hub of innovation, rivalry, and strategic alliances, featuring a consolidated landscape. Dominated by industry giants like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, holding major market shares, the market is also bustling with numerous regional and international players.
The market’s competitiveness is fueled by a relentless drive for innovation, a focus on healthier beverage options, and strategic collaborations. Companies compete on various fronts, including price, quality, packaging, reputation, and distribution channels, which are increasingly moving towards online and direct-to-consumer models.
Further, key players in the US functional drinks market are:
- The Coca-Cola Company
- PepsiCo, Inc.
- Glanbia Plc.
- Mondelez International Inc. (Clif Bar & Company)
- Nestle S.A.
- Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
- Campbell Soup Company
- Paine Schwartz Partners (Suja Life, LLC)
- Red Bull GmbH
- GT’s Living Food
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
3. Market Analysis
3.1 The US Functional Drinks Market: An Analysis
3.1.1 The US Functional Drinks Market: An Overview
3.1.2 The US Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.1.3 The US Functional Drinks Market by Type (energy drinks, sports drinks, and nutraceutical drinks)
3.1.4 The US Functional Drinks Market by Distribution Channel (supermarket & hypermarket, specialty stores, e-commerce, and others)
3.1.5 The US Functional Drinks Market by Volume
3.2 The US Functional Drinks Market: Type Analysis
3.2.1 The US Functional Drinks Market by Type: An Overview
3.2.2 The US Energy Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.2.3 The US Sports Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.2.4 The US Nutraceutical Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.3 The US Functional Drinks Market: Distribution Channel Analysis
3.3.1 The US Functional Drinks Market by Distribution Channel: An Overview
3.3.2 The US Supermarket & Hypermarket Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.3.3 The US Specialty Stores Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.3.4 The US E-commerce Functional Drinks Market by Value
3.3.5 The US Other Functional Drinks Distribution Channel Market by Value
4. Impact of COVID-19
4.1 Impact of COVID-19 on the US Functional Drinks Market
4.2 Post-COVID-19 Impact on the US Functional Drinks Market
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Driver
5.1.1 Rapid Urbanization
5.1.2 Aging Population
5.1.3 Influenced Millennial and GenZ
5.1.4 Rising Social Media Influence
5.1.5 Rise of E-commerce
5.1.6 Athletic Performance and Recovery
5.1.7 Increased Awareness of Health Risks
5.2.1 Regulatory Compliance
5.2.2 Consumer Trust and Education
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Increasing Penetration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
5.3.2 Innovative Delivery Formats and Subscription-Based Distribution
5.3.3 Health and Wellness Focus
5.3.4 Mental Health Awareness
5.3.5 Innovation in Packaging
5.3.6 Ingestible Sensors
5.3.7 Plant-Powered Beverage
5.3.8 Flavor Innovation
5.3.9 Branding and Merchandising
5.3.10 Market Consolidation
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 The US Functional Drinks Market: Competitive Landscape
6.2 The US Functional Drinks Players by Market Share
6.3 The US Energy Functional Drinks Players by Market Share
6.4 The US Functional Drinks Market Players: Brand Offerings by Category
7. Company Profiles
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