Annually, BD publishes estimated volume and value sales data for the US liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) market, as well as categories including carbonated soft drinks (CSD), and energy drinks. The data included in this special issue estimates beverage consumption for all measured and unmeasured channels, including packaged retail, fountain, and vending. This report focuses on single-serve, direct-store- delivered (DSD) beverages. The fountain channel includes everything from restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell, to sports venues.
For the second time in four years, PepsiCo and key bottling system executives met online instead of in person for an annual meeting to review the next year’s marketing and distribution plan. The following details of the meeting are based on information provided by multiple sources.