Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017 – Top Beverage brands

On the list of the top companies in the world are mainly found foods & beverage companies. As a result, the companies coming tops on the lists of the top drinks & beverages companies, by default emerge as some of the largest of all the companies in the world. The Coca-Cola Company has been at the helm for a long time now, and it isn’t going to relinquish that spot any soon. Below are the top 10 soft drink brands in the world in 2017.

1) Coca-Cola

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

Coca-Cola is the most popular soft drink in the world and the most decorated of all the Coca-Cola company products. Commonly known as Coke, the beverage is produced and/or marketed in at least 200 countries. Together with at least 500 other different drinks producers and marketed by the Coca-Cola Company, there is neither a soft drink nor a soft drink company that rivals coca-cola as a whole.

2) Pepsi

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

Pepsi is a cola drink type manufactured by PepsiCo. This carbonated soft drink comes in a number of variants each having its own tastes and flavors. Some of these variants include Pepsi Next, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Vanilla, Crystal Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Pepsi-Cola Made with Real Sugar and Caffeine-Free Pepsi. Pepsi is one of the soft drinks liked because of its low caloric value as compared to other soft drinks. A 12 ounce can of Pepsi contains only about 150 calories. This is pretty low when compared with a number of cola drinks.


3) Red Bull

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

Red Bull energy drink has become the most popular energy drink in the world. It is a non-alcoholic drink that contains vitamin B-complex, carbohydrates, caffeine and amino acid taurine. During physical exertion, the taurine in Red Bull adds to the deficient taurine in your body thus boosting your energy. An average of about 5 billion cans of red bull is sold annually, giving the product a 40% energy drink world market share. It is distinct and hence one of the top soft drink brands in the world.


4) Nestlé S.A

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

Nestle is synonymous with instant coffee, bottled water, crunches and baby food among other food and beverage products. It is the largest food & beverage company in the world, but the fourth when it comes to the beverage segment. It’s Nescafe coffee brand is the leading coffee product on the market, with Nespresso – a home-brewing system brand also being very popular. Nestle Waters is also its other popular product that makes the company appear among the top 10 soft drink brands in the world in 2017.


5) The Gatorade Company

Top 10 Soft drink and beverages brands of 2017

Gatorade drink was invented by University of Florida doctors during the 1960’s with an aim of aiding the hydration of the university’s football team. The team was called the Gators, hence the name. It is for such reasons that the debut Gatorade lemon-lime-flavoured drink is now one of the top sports drinks within the US and beyond.

Today, new beverage brands and flavors have been created by the company. These include the G series for nutrient and fluid need replenishment to professional and collegiate athletes, energy bars & shakes as well as Propel Fitness Water that is vitamin-enhanced. Gatorade is PepsiCo produced.

6) Sprite

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

Sprite is a colorless, lime-lemon flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company. It is normally sold in a translucent green colored bottle that features a yellow-green label. On the other hand, the can always feature aluminum, green, silver and blue. The taste can easily be confused with that of Lemonade but Sprite plays on its own league of carbonated soft drinks.


7) Mountain Dew

Top 10 Soft drink brands of 2017

This is yet another PepsiCo carbonated soft drink. It comes to us in Mountain Dew Soda Flavors, the Energy, Dew Slurpee, and International Variations as well as the Kickstart Flavors. These are produced in hundreds of variants, some of which have been discontinued, with only the best of them all being offered to the markets. Mountain Dew soft drink is currently found in the retail stores in all the continents and more than 100 countries. Mountain Dew is mostly marketed in beautiful green containers that are well designed and branded thus attracting more customers.


8) Pepper Soda

Top 10 Soft drink and beverages brands of 2017

Dr. Pepper is a snap for most of the soft drinkers who are contemplating about the doctor to choose. Dr. Pepper Sodas and Snapple drinks are bottled and distributed by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The company served Canada, the USA, and Mexico as its mainstreams, with other countries also highly using its products. Among the company’s products, Dr. Pepper & Snapple is the most popular, the third most popular soda drink in the North American continent.


9) Fanta

Top 10 Soft drink and beverages brands of 2017

Fanta is yet another popular soft drink beverage produced by the Coca-Cola Company and with a German origin. Today, there are at least 100 different flavors worldwide, with the most popular and common being Fanta Orange. Others are mainly fruit flavored with some of the flavors including citrus, pineapple, strawberry and blackcurrant etc. It is one of the most favorite soda brands for the children and toddlers.


10) Tropicana

Top 10 Soft drink and beverages brands of 2017

Tropicana is a soft drink beverage that has defied the odds to come among the top 10 soft drinks and beverages in the world in 2017, beating other coca-cola and PepsiCo products. The juice, which comes in many flavors but with the orange variant being its main signature, is produced by Tropicana Products Inc. Some of the Tropicana variants include the Tropicana Twister Soda among others.

The juice is one of the healthiest and with very few calories as compared with its other competitors. Its ingredients are mainly natural, with some of the variants being sugar-free and with no artificial in them. With the increase in health awareness and consciousness of the population, don’t underestimate the future performance of the drink and its other sister soft drinks from Tropicana Products Inc.



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Main exporters by country in 2015/16

Country 60 kilogram bags Metric Tons Pounds
BrazilBrazil 43,200,000 2,592,000 5,714,381,000
VietnamVietnam 27,500,000 1,650,000 3,637,627,000
ColombiaColombia 13,500,000 810,000 1,785,744,000
IndonesiaIndonesia 11,000,000 660,000 1,455,050,000
EthiopiaEthiopia 6,400,000 384,000 846,575,000
HondurasHonduras 5,800,000 348,000 767,208,000
IndiaIndia 5,800,000 348,000 767,208,000
UgandaUganda 4,800,000 288,000 634,931,000
MexicoMexico 3,900,000 234,000 515,881,000
GuatemalaGuatemala 3,400,000 204,000 449,743,000
PeruPeru 3,200,000 192,000 423,287,000
NicaraguaNicaragua 2,200,000 132,000 291,010,000
ChinaChina(2013/14 est.) 1,947,000 116,820 257,544,000
Ivory CoastIvory Coast 1,800,000 108,000 238,099,000
Costa RicaCosta Rica 1,492,000 89,520 197,357,000
KenyaKenya 833,000 49,980 110,187,000
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea 800,000 48,000 105,821,000
TanzaniaTanzania 800,000 48,000 105,821,000



Butchers Demand Protection from Radical Vegans

French butchers have written to the government asking for protection against militant vegans, accusing them of trying to shut down the country’s traditional meat-eating culture.

Shops have been stoned or defaced with anti-meat graffiti and stickers, the French Federation of Butchers says.

Over the last few months, 15 shops were splashed with fake blood.

Federation chief Jean-François Guihard said in the letter that such attacks were a form of terrorism.

“It’s terror that these people are seeking to sow, in their aim of making a whole section of French culture disappear,” he wrote.

Vegans wanted to “impose on the immense majority of people their lifestyle, or even their ideology”.


“The vegan way of life has been over-hyped in the media,” Mr Guihard said, contributing to intolerance.

French butchers have an exalted place in traditional French life but incidents like these are not entirely new, BBC Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.

One shopkeeper described his locks being glued shut 20 years ago.

As a result of a reduction in meat sales, farmers’ groups have appealed to President Emmanuel Macron’s government in recent weeks to prevent measures that they perceive as anti-meat.

Food makers want to stop the use of the terms “steak”, “fillet”, “bacon” and “sausage” for non-meat products.

A proposal to require schools to introduce a weekly vegetarian meal was rejected in parliament.