CSD Section of Package preference & purchase drivers

This is a section of the full July 2009 report Packaged beverages: Package preference and purchase drivers, also available for purchase.

The full report and this carbonated soft drink (CSD) section are valuable for beverage companies and packaging and material suppliers to the beverage companies. The insights in this report help provide an understanding of current consumer purchasing behavior as well as providing some useful insight into future changes in purchase behavior. This information will help in understanding the current dynamics of the beverage business, supporting strategic planning and forecasting, and informing packaging innovation efforts.

The full report was developed and fielded by Concept Catalysts and iModerate Research Technologies in January 2009. Data analysis and report preparation was completed in Q1/Q2 2009. Total page length is 217. The full report includes the following categories: beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), bottled water, sports drinks, ready to drink (RTD) tea, energy drinks, enhanced water (e.g., VitaminWater), juice and juice beverages, and cross-category results.

Methodology: Data for the study were collected via multistage online surveys. Stage 1 was an online quantitative survey to determine category consumer demographics (sample size N=1000). Stage 2 was a mixed methods quantitative/qualitative survey with 180 interactive qualitative chat sessions (facilitated by online moderators) to probe more deeply about consumer preferences on drinking, purchasing, and packaging. The sample size for Stage 2 was N=3402.

Results include demographics, statistical charts, summary tables, qualitative respondent comments and key findings. Results are segmented by heavy, medium and light drinkers of beverages.

The full report includes general themes including:

  • what consumers are drinking today
  • why consumers have changed their beverage consumption habits
  • how the economy has impacted purchase and consumption behaviors
  • how health issues have impacted purchase and consumption behaviors
  • the impact of environmental concerns on purchases
  • consumer perceptions of beverage ingredients and sweeteners
  • consumer perceptions about beverage packages (primary and secondary)
  • consumer recycling habits

The carbonated soft drink (CSD) section of the full report contains the results for the overall themes noted above and includes additional results specifically regarding CSD drinkers (sample size N=827). This CSD section report is 59 pages long (23 for the general themes and 36 for the CSD results).

CSD section results include demographics, statistical charts, summary tables, qualitative respondent comments and key findings.

The CSD section of the report includes:

  • consumers' need states and CSD consumption occasions
  • CSD consumers' packaged beverage vs. fountain preferences
  • drivers of CSD brand switching
  • the impact of the economy on CSD purchase and consumption
  • the impact of health issues on CSD purchase and consumption
  • CSD consumers' package preferences
  • CSD consumers' package preferences for immediate consumption
  • CSD consumers' likes and dislikes about primary packaging
  • CSD consumers' likes and dislikes about secondary packaging
  • CSD consumers' perceptions about beverage sweeteners
  • CSD consumers' perceptions about changing pack formats

This report is available for immediate download as a pdf file upon purchase.

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