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.
The August 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about Goose Island beer, as well as articles about digital marketing, energy drinks, and CORE Hydration bottled water. Check it out today!