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November 15, 2021updated 11 Apr 2022 3:08pm

Revealed: the non-alcoholic beverages companies best positioned to weather future industry disruption

Hangzhou Wahaha Group leads in an USA-heavy top ten based on extensive research by GlobalData.

Hangzhou Wahaha Group is the beverages company best positioned to benefit from future non-alcoholic beverages developments in the industry, according to GlobalData analysts.

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The China-based firm comes top of the list in a ranking of overall leadership in the themes that matter most among non-alcoholic beverages companies.

These themes, which can be defined as any issues that keep CEOs awake at night, describe technological, macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges that companies are currently facing, as well as the opportunities they create. GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem identifies and tracks these challenges, and how they create the long-term winners and losers of the mining industry.

Hangzhou Wahaha Group scored highly in several themes, particularly when it comes to Ecommerce, Health & Wellness, ESG and Future of work, where it received top marks of five out of five.

Hangzhou Wahaha Group received scores of four for Direct-to-Consumer and Easy & Affordable, three for Artificial Intelligence and Geopolitics and two for Cybersecurity performances.

Its poorest score, one out of five, was recorded for Virtual and Augmented Reality.

These scores represent GlobalData analysts’ assessments of the competitiveness of each company regarding a particular theme. They are then weighted based on their importance and used to create the final industry ranking.

Hangzhou Wahaha Group is followed in our ranking by Unilever, Starbucks and Ito En.

The interactive graphic below allows you to compare company ratings across the 10 themes in question. The higher up a company is on the list, the better positioned it is to weather disruption in the future, while the companies at the bottom are more vulnerable to disruptive threats.

Click on any of the companies to compare them across all the themes in our analysis.

Our analysis reveals that companies from USA are some of the best-prepared players in the non-alcoholic beverages game. Companies from China and Japan also performed well.

These scores are based on overall technology, macroeconomic and sector-specific leadership in 10 of the key themes that matter most to the mining industry and are generated by GlobalData analysts' assessments.

This article is based on GlobalData research figures as of 11 April, 2022. For more up to date figures, check the GlobalData website.

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  • A breakdown of the trend’s prominence across sectors
  • Insights into consumer online penetration, preferred electronic devices and engagement
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  • A spotlight on key innovations set to reshape the consumer landscape
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