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Consumer and Market Insights: Spirits Market in Japan

Published: Aug-2015 | Format: PDF | Canadean | Number of pages: 59 | Code: MRS - 35210

A declining birth rate and an aging population are creating new dynamics in the consumer goods market in Japan. 
The Spirits market in Japan registered moderate growth during 2009-2014 but is forecast to register lower growth during 2014-2019. The Specialty Spirits category has the largest volume share in the Japanese Spirits market while the Gin and Genever and Vodka categories will register the fastest growth in value terms during 2014-2019.

Key Findings
- Rising CPI - Alcoholic Beverages will strengthen demand for value products.

- Liqueurs are the fastest growing category in the Japanese Spirits market and will gain maximum market share during 2014-2019.

- On-Trade sales and Hypermarkets and Supermarkets leads the distribution channels in the Japanese Wines and Spirits market

- Glass is the only used packaging material in the Spirits market in Japan.

- Hennessy VSOP is the leading brand in the Brandy category while Jose Cuervo is the leading brand in the Tequila and Mezcal category.

- Japanese consumers are price conscious and are increasingly trading down to budget products such as Shochu and Chuhai (flavored Shochu mixed with soda in a can) as they look for cheaper alternatives.

- With growing popularity of Japanese Whiskies, manufacturers are increasing the prices to overcome the shortage of the aged stock.

Canadean's Consumer and Market Insights report on the Spirits market in Japan provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of packaging materials, types and closures category level distribution data and brands market shares.

What else is contained

- Market data: Overall market value and volume data with growth analysis for 2014-2019

- Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for Brandy, Gin and Genever, Liqueurs, Rum, Specialty Spirits, Tequila and Mezcal, Vodka, and Whiskey, with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2014-2019

- Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels, including private label growth analysis from 2011-2014

- Distribution data: Value shares within each category through channels such as Hypermarkets and Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food and Drinks Specialists and more 

- Packaging data: consumption breakdown for packaging materials and containers in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Packaging material data for flexible packaging, rigid plastics, rigid metal and others; container data for: trays, tubs, foils and others.

- Consumer level trends: Top four consumer trends which influence Spirits consumption

- Future outlook: Reviews and recommendations on how the market will shape up from 2014-2019

Reasons To Buy
- Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis 

- Existing and new players can analyse key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities 

- Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning

- Access the key and most influential consumer trends driving prepared meals consumption, and how they influence consumer behavior in the market which will help determine the best audiences to target

- Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion

Report introduction and definitions
Market Overview
Macroeconomic indicators - Population and age structure, GDP and Consumer Price Index
National retail and foodservice figures - Key Takeouts
Market value and volume for the Japan Spirits market
Historical and projected consumption in the Japan Spirits market
Degree of trade up/down-trade in the Japan Spirits market
Market volume of Japan Spirits by category
Historical and project market value of Japan Spirits by category
Winners and losers in the Japan Spirits market
Segment share of the category and change in market share in the Japan Spirits market
Category level pricing in the Japan Spirits market
Retailer and packaging
Leading retailers in the Japan food market
Leading distribution channels in the Japan Spirits market
Leading distribution channels by category in the Japan Spirits market
Japan Spirits market by type of packaging
Japan Spirits market by type of packaging closure/outer
Japan Spirits market by type of packaging, forecasted
Private label performance compared to national brands in the Japan Spirits market
Leading companies in the Japan Spirits market by category
Leading brands in the Japan Spirits market by category
Consumer trend analysis
Canadean's consumer trend framework and explanation of the sub-trends
For key trends in the Japan Spirits market
How the trend is influencing consumption in the Japan Spirits market
How to target the trend in the Japan Spirits market
How the trend will evolve in the Japan Spirits market
Key target demographic and the rate and which the trend will evolve
Key drivers in the market that will increasingly influence consumption
Innovation examples
New product examples launched in the Japan Spirits market
Country context
Sector overview
Category data
Segment data
Packaging data
Category definitions
Segment definitions
Channel definitions
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Table 1: Country indicators - overall alcoholic drinks value and volume, 2014 
Table 2: Market value analysis in JPY and USD, 2009-2019 
Table 3: Market volume growth analysis, 2014-2019 
Table 4: Average prices (JPY) by category, 2014 
Table 5: Segment level analysis by category, 2014 
Table 6: Leading retailers and store count 
Table 7: Leading brands by category, 2014

Figure 1: Macro economic analysis: GDP per capita, Population , CPI(2009-2014), Age Profile (2014) 
Figure 2: Foodservice transactions by sectors, profit and cost, 2014 
Figure 3: Market value (JPY, USD) and volume analysis, 2009-2019 
Figure 4: Consumers purchase behavior - Trading up/down, 2014 
Figure 5: Market volume share analysis by categories, 2014 
Figure 6: Growth analysis by category, 2009-2019 
Figure 7: Change in market share by category, 2014-2019 
Figure 8: Leading distribution channels, overall alcoholic drinks, 2010-2013 
Figure 9: Leading distribution channels by category, 2014 
Figure 10: Packaging analysis - key packaging material, type, closure and outer, 2014 
Figure 11: Growth in key packaging material, type, closure and outer, 2014-2019 
Figure 12: Brand share growth, 2011-2014 
Figure 13: Brand share analysis by categories, 2014 
Figure 14: Examples - new product development

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