Saturday, September 14th, 2013 - Roy Morgan Research
The popularity of breakfast drinks like Sanitarium’s Up & Go has gradually increased in recent years, with the percentage of Australians purchasing them in an average four-week period growing from 4.1% to 7.7% since 2008.

The popularity of breakfast drinks like Sanitarium’s Up & Go has gradually increased in recent years, with the percentage of Australians purchasing them in an average four-week period growing from 4.1% to 7.7% since 2008.

According to recent findings by Roy Morgan Research, Australians aged under 25 are the main drivers of this increase, with just over 13% buying breakfast drinks in an average four-week period. The 35-49 year-old demographic also seems to be developing a taste for drinking their breakfast: in just two years, the number purchasing these drinks has more than doubled.

Purchased breakfast drinks (e.g. Up & Go) in the last 4 weeks


Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), Oct 2007 – Sept 2012; average 12 month n = 19,723. Base: Australians 14+
 

Norman Morris, Industry Communications Director, Roy Morgan Research, says:

“It’s no surprise breakfast drinks are one of the few non-alcoholic beverages gaining popularity among young Australians, as Roy Morgan Single Source reveals this group are 44% more likely to agree with the statement ‘I seldom have time for breakfast’.

“Interestingly, a similar proportion of 25-34 year olds also agree with the statement — but the number of people in this age group who consume breakfast drinks appears to be declining.

“With Sanitarium’s Up & Go being the most popular breakfast drink, and very few other brands offering products in this growing category, the opportunity for a new alternative ‘on-the-go’ breakfast drink is glaringly obvious.”

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