At-home Demand Fueled Sports, Water Categories. Pricing Accelerated
March 17, 2022
The plain bottled water, enhanced water, and sports drinks categories all posted volume, dollar and pricing gains at US retail in 2021 as the global pandemic continued to spur at-home consumption. Pricing in all non-carb retail categories tracked by BD posted accelerated growth for the full year, compared to the first-nine months of 2021. The higher pricing was triggered in part by escalating input costs for beverage makers, who took pricing actions to protect or recover profit margins. The table provides a snapshot of the non-carb categories tracked by BD for the full-year 2021. The Green Sheet on the following page provides further detail.