Once again The Coca-Cola Co. and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) are flipping positions to claim the top spot in Beverage Industry's annual Top 100 Report. Based on 2016 financial sales, AB InBev reclaimed the No. 1 spot as sales were up more than $2 billion compared with 2015 financial sales.
The Top 100 beverage companies once again saw a change at its top spot. Based on 2015 financial sales, The Coca-Cola Co. reclaimed the No. 1 spot despite experiencing a sales decrease in comparison to 2014.
Ranking top 100 beverage brands based on 2014 sales
June 12, 2015
Consumer interest in craft beers has caused an explosion in the beer category in 2014. This year, Anheuser-Busch Inbev took the top spot on Beverage Industry's compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2014 sales.
The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.
As with last year, the popularity of craft beer continues to have an impact on the list with new entries from a few craft brewers nationwide. Also similar to last year’s list, the cut-off point for the Top 100 list remains $20 million in global net beverage sales. The median standards of the list continue to rise as last year’s midpoint ranked at $285 million, and this year energy shot-manufacturer Living Essentials ranks halfway on the list with an estimated $325 million in sales.