The carbonated soft drink (CSD) market is dominated by three players: Coca Cola Company, PepsiCo, và Keurig Dr Pepper. Each company markets a large number of brands, with Coca Cola Company having the larger market nội dung.

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This is reflected in drink sales with Coca-cola Classic continuing lớn outsell Pepđắm đuối.

The following 5 soft drinks have sầu been the most popular since 2014:


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The overall Carbonated Soft Drink market has been in decline for years (& continues lớn decline inlớn 2021). While sales in dollars have sầu held up, volumes keep dropping as consumers look khổng lồ functional beverages, & low-calorie alternatives.

Most Soft Drinks Are Caffeinated

Only two of the drinks in the trang đầu are caffeine-không lấy phí (Sprite & Fanta). While caffeine levels are modest, some of the diet drinks have more caffeine than expected.

Energy drinks are a different category & market. See the top-selling energy drink brands here.

Who Owns Each Br& or Soft Drink?

The beverage industry is bewilderingly complex. Globally the entire carbonated beverage market kích cỡ is valued at USD 406 Billion.

Different companies market a multitude of brands, & even have sầu licensing agreements khổng lồ supply other brands in different markets.

However the big players look like this:

Coca Cola Company

The company offers more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries.

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Coca-colaSpriteFantaPoweradeAlso Minute Maid, Glaceau, Barq’s, Fresca, Appletiser, & many more.


PepsiCo has a number of food brands (Frito-Lay: Doritos, Fritos) as well as a large number of drink brands. Some are surprising (for example, Sodastream belongs to lớn PepsiCo. Rockstar energy drinks were acquired by PepsiCo in 2020).

As already stated – the industry is confusing: PepsiCo has the rights lớn 7 Up outside North America, but it’s Keurig Dr Pepper who sell 7 Up inside the USA !

PepsiMountain Dew7 Up (outside US)GatoradeAlso Starbucks RTDs, Lipton, Sodomain authority Stream

Keurig Dr Pepper

What was Cadbury Schweppes, then became Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Which was then acquired by Keurig Green Mountain… which became Keurig Dr Pepper.

Dr Pepper7 Up (inside US)Sunkist, Sun Drop, Schweppes, A&W, RC Cola.

Top Beverage Brands in the World in 2020

These brands are ordered by estimated brand value, & give a good indication of soft drink popularity. chú ý that beverage companies may own many different brands, which can even vary between regions.

Coca-ColaPepsiRed BullNescaféSpriteMonsterGatoradeLiptonMountain DewFantaDr PepperTropicana7-UpTwiningsLavazza

It’s important lớn note that many of the brands listed in the table above sầu are subsidiaries of major brands lượt thích Coca-Cola & PepsiCo.

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ReferencesFrom Beverage Industry Magazine as at 2018. cảnh báo that 2018 onwards individual sales numbers of a drink variant are very difficult to lớn come by, and in many cases not publicly available. In most cases sales numbers are estimated by analysts.