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Soft Drink Manufacturing – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 2086  |  NAICS 312111

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Soda Production  (view report)
Syrup & Flavoring Production  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

BNP Media
Beverage Industry

Monthly trade publication features news and information for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, with special reports including the "Annual Soft Drink Report", "Top 100 Beverage Companies" report, and "State of the Industry" report and category-focus features including the "Carbonated Soft Drinks" news channel. Current and past digital editions of the magazine are available online with registration.

Beverage Digest
Publications available from this organization include:

Biweekly e-newsletter features news and information for non-alchoholic beverage brands, with topics covered in various issues of the publication including new product launches, product, marketing, and operations initiatives, product, packaging, and distribution trends, volume and market share rankings for major companies and brands, and data snapshots of beverage category and performance trends.

Fact Book: Statistical Yearbook of Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Annual publication provides a detailed statistical analysis of the U.S. non-alcoholic beverage market, with statistical data provided including market data for the current year, thirty years of historical trend data, overall liquid refreshment beverages metrics, performance and growth metrics, carbonated soft drink beverage per capita consumption and performance trends, and selected pricing and value data.

Beverage Marketing Corporation
Research reports available from this organization include:

U.S. Carbonated Soft Drinks Topline
Annual publication provides key category data and five-year forecasts for the U.S. soft drink market, with topics covered in the report including category volumes, per capita consumption, growth trends, regional markets and per capita consumption, packaged and fountain volume shares, market shares by flavor, leading companies' market shares, and national brand versus private label volume shares.

Carbonated Soft Drinks in the US: Market Essentials
Comprehensive research report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for soft drinks, with data provided including historical and forecast volume and volume shares by type (e.g., regular, diet), flavor, delivery mode (e.g., packaged, fountain), and distribution channel, and top companies profiled including Coca-Cola Co., Pepsico, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Refresco Group, and National Beverage Corp.

Mintel Group Ltd.
US Carbonated Soft Drinks Market Report

Consumer research report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for carbonated soft drinks, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, market factors affecting demand, key players, company and brand sales, consumer demographics, reasons for drinking or not drinking, attitudes toward products, consumption frequency, purchasing formats, and consumption motivators.

Soft Drink Manufacturer Market Analysis  Search for "31211"

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Soft Drink Manufacturers  Search for "31211"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Soda Production
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenues for companies that manufacture regular and diet carbonated soft drinks, plain and flavored sparkling waters, energy and sport drinks, carbonated juice-based beverages, and carbonated flavored and unflavored drinks that can be used as mixers with liquor in making cocktails.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Soft Drink Manufacturing and Bottling

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such
as operations manager, supply chain manager, process engineer, production supervisor, and quality control technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Pepsico Inc., Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Inc., Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc., and National Beverage Corp.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Beverage Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupations employed by organizations that manufacture regular and diet carbonated soft drinks, plain and flavored sparkling waters, energy and sport drinks, carbonated juice-based beverages, and carbonated flavored and unflavored drinks that can be used as mixers with liquor in making cocktails.

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