U.S. Soda Sales Drop Dramatically as Healthier Choices Continue to Grow_Featured_, Nutrition Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
(NaturalNews) Better late than never, but more Americans finally seem to be getting the message they’ve been consuming far too much soda and as such, sales of pop have been falling.
In reality, soda sales have been falling for about seven years, but they really dropped off in 2011 as consumers made other choices about what sort of refreshments to put in their bodies.
The beverage market actually grew last year by about 0.9 percent, but according to sales data, consumers chose more coffee and teas, sports and energy drinks and bottled water over soda and fruit juices.
Beverage Marketing, a research, consulting and financial-services firm that tracks the beverage industry, said 2011 was the second year of growth for the beverage industry after two consecutive declines in 2008 and 2009.
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