• Coca-Cola to Pepsi: We’re No. 1, and No. 2

18 Mar

At one time, there was speculation that Pepsi-Cola might close the sales gap with No. 1 soft drink giant Coca-Cola, especially after an abortive attempt by Coke to reformulate its basic recipe.

Those days are long gone, and now the suits at Pepsi need to work on a way to regain the runner-up spot it has lost to another Coca-Cola product,

Diet Coke surpassed Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data just released by Beverage Digest. Coke remains on top, with 17% market share from sales of 1.6 billion cases of soda.

Diet Coke had a 9.9% market share and Pepsi dropped 4.8% from the prior year to a 9.5% share.

Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and Sprite rounded out the top six individual brands.

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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in Non-alcoholic Drinks


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