Spirits & Wine Sector

The World's Leading Non-Alcoholic Drinks Companies

Coca Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's biggest drinks company, controlling more than half the global market in carbonated soft drinks as well as a substantial chunk of the somewhat larger non-carbonated segment, as a result of secondary brands such as Dasani, Minute Maid and Innocent.

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PepsiCo's biggest business is snacks, but it remains the global #2 in soft drinks. Its heritage Pepsi brand is actually outgrossed in sales by a broad portfolio that also includes sports drink Gatorade, Tropicana and a large collection of international other fruit juices and Aquafina bottled water.

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In addition to its substantial foods portfolio and Nescafe coffee, Nestle is the world leader in bottled water. Its Nestle Pure Life is the global #1 in its sector, supported by a portfolio of premium brands including Perrier, Vittel, Poland Spring and Buxton.

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Suntory Beverage

In addition to its whisky and beer businesses, Suntory is Japan's largest home-grown soft drinks company. Its portfolio is led by Boss RTD coffee and the local Pepsi license. Suntory moved into Europe with the purchase of Orangina Schweppes and added Lucozade and Ribena in 2013.

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Keurig Dr Pepper

Keurig Dr Pepper was formed in 2018 by the merger of US coffee company Keurig Green Mountain with what was previously Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the global #3 in carbonated soft drinks. It is owned by JAB Holdings, also owner of Jacobs Douwe Egberts.

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Danone is the global #2 in bottled water, very strong in its core market of Europe but less dominant elsewhere. Global brands Evian, Volvic and Badoit are supported by regional products including Indonesia's Aqua and Dannon in the US.

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Though best-known for its beer, Kirin also controls a collection of soft drinks in Japan including Fire coffee and the local license for Tropicana. It is also one of the biggest drinks companies in Australia, and the owner of Pura milk and Berri juice.

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Red Bull

First introduced in Asia in the 1960s, Red Bull started a revolution in the global soft drinks market in the 1990s. Since its arrival in the West in 1987, the sickly sweet stimulant has carved out a whole new niche of "energy drinks", which it still leads ahead of Coke & Pepsi.

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Master Kong

Master Kong, owned by Tingyi Holdings, is one of China's biggest food & drink brands, as well as the local licensee for Pepsi. It is the clear local leader in RTD teas with more than 50% market share, as well as the #1 in bottled water (and instant noodles), and #2 in fruit juice. 

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Like Kirin, Asahi is best-known as a brewer, but also manages the #2 soft drinks business in Japan, with brands including Wonda coffee, Mitsuya Cider and Calpis. It also has strong presence in Australia as Pepsi's local licensee and owner of Cottee's, Schweppes and Solo.

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Jacobs Douwe Egberts was formed from the merger of Mondelez' coffee operations with DE MasterBlenders 1753. Key shareholder JAB Holdings also owns the US roasters Peet's & Caribou and Keurig as well as Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and others.

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Unilever is the global leader in tea-based beverages, both hot and cold. The jewel in its portfolio is Lipton, the world's top-selling tea brand. It also owns a huge collection of local brands including PG Tips, Brooke Bond, Red Label, Bushells and Saga.

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The Top 10 Carbonated Soft Drinks Manufacturers in the US in 2016

Coca-Cola Monster Beverage Co  
PepsiCo Red Bull
Dr Pepper Snapple Rockstar
Cott Corp Big Red Soda
National Beverage private label & other

Source: Beverage Digest

The Top 10 Liquid Refreshment Brands in the US in 2017 by volume

Coke family Gatorade (PepsiCo)
Pepsi family Sprite
Mtn Dew (PepsiCo) Poland Spring (Nestle Waters)
Nestle Pure Life (Nestle Waters) Dasani (Coca-Cola)
Dr Pepper (Dr Pepper Snapple) Aquafina (PepsiCo)

Source: Beverage Digest

The Top Coffee Companies Worldwide in 2015 by market share

Nestle Starbucks
Jacobs Douwe Egberts Tchibo
Kraft Heinz Lavazza
JM Smucker Strauss Group
Keurig Green Mountain 3 Coracoes (Strauss/Sao Miguel)

Source: Euromonitor

The Top 10 Bottled Water Brands by US sales in 2016

Nestle Pure Life (Nestle Waters) ($726m) Sparkling Ice ($340m)
Dasani (Coca-Cola) ($712m) La Croix (National Beverage) ($293m)
Glaceau Smart/Vitamin Water etc (Coca-Cola) ($676m) Deer Park (Nestle Waters) ($267m)
Aquafina (PepsiCo) ($652m) Ozarka (Nestle Waters) ($228m)
Poland Spring (Nestle Waters) ($480m) Ice Mountain (Nestle Waters) ($216m)

Source: GHQ/Nielsen

The UK's Top Soft Drinks Manufacturers by value 2018 (grocery takehome)

Coca-Cola Enterprises £1.5bn Innocent Drinks £258m (Coca-Cola)
Private Label £1.3bn Tropicana UK (PepsiCo) £222m
Britvic Soft Drinks £741m Nestle Waters £199m
Lucozade Ribena Suntory £328m Red Bull £146m
Danone £283m AG Barr £132m

Source: Britvic

The UK's Top Soft Drinks by value 2018 (takehome)

Coca-Cola £896m Tropicana (PepsiCo) £188m
Pepsi Cola (Britvic) £386m Red Bull £146m
Innocent Drinks £248m Fanta (Coca-Cola Enterprises) £124m
Lucozade (Lucozade Ribena Suntory) £235m Schweppes (Coca-Cola) £115m
Robinsons (Britvic) £218m Fever Tree £114m

Source: Britvic/Nielsen ScanTrack

Other Non-Alcoholic Beverage Companies & Brands

Unilever Starbucks
Ocean Spray Tchibo
Britvic Soft Drinks AmBev
Nescafe Sunny Delight
Procter & Gamble Innocent Drinks
Lipton Folgers
Nestea Cott Corp
Fanta Japan Tobacco

The World's Leading Soft Drinks Companies ranked by revenues

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