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Carbonated Beverage and Soft Drink Manufacturers

SIC 2086 | NAICS 312111

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Carbonated Soft Drink Production  (view report)
Syrup & Flavoring Production  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Macfadden Communications LLC
Beverage World
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for beverage producers, distributors, and retailers, with special features including the "Annual Forecast Issue" and the "State of the Beverage Market" report. Current digital edition can be viewed online; free magazine subscription is available with registration.

Soft Drink Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

BNP Media
Beverage Industry
Monthly trade publication features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, with special features including "Annual Soft Drink Report", "Top 100 Beverage Companies", and "State of the Industry". Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed online with registration.

Beverage Digest
Fact Book: Statistical Yearbook of Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Annual fact book provides an in-depth statistical analysis of the U.S. nonalcoholic liquid refreshments market, with major topics covered including overall liquid refreshment business, consumption and demographics, carbonated products, noncarbonated products, and bottled water. Summary description, introduction, detailed table of contents, and index of charts and tables included in the factbook can be viewed free online.

Carbonated Soft Drinks
Comprehensive research study examines market trends and strategies for this product sector, with topics covered including national and regional overview, leading companies and brands, distribution channels, product pricing, advertising expenditures, consumer demographics, and five-year growth projections. Selected excerpts from the study and a detailed table of contents are available online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Carbonated Soft Drinks - U.S.
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector, with topics covered including market size and forecast, segment performance (e.g., regular carbonated; diet carbonated; and seltzer, tonic water, and club soda), retail channels, leading companies, brand share, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Soft Drink Manufacturers  Search for "31211"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Soft Drink Manufacturing  Search for "31211"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for companies in this industry. Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report is accessible online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Beverage Products Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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Business Valuation Resources

The Food Institute
Food Business Mergers and Acquisitions
Annual publication provides analysis of mergers and acquisitions in the food business, with categories covered including beverage manufacturers. Table of contents and sample excerpt are available online.


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