The Top 15 Energy Drink Brands
The energy drink market continues to grow even in light of the tough economy and increased health scrutiny. Soda sales have been declining steadily over the same period, while energy drink sales have been booming.
Despite recent FDA scrutiny regarding the safety of these beverages, 2013 energy drink sales are up 6.7% over last year in the USA alone. src.
Did your favorite energy drink make the list?
Top Selling Energy Drink Brands
|Rank||2013||2013 sales ($millions)||2012||2012 sales ($millions)||2011||2011 sales ($millions)||2010||2010 sales ($millions)||2008||2008 sales (%share)||2007||2007 sales (%share)||2006||2006 sales (%share)|
|1||Red Bull||3,433||Red Bull||2,950||Red Bull||2,300||Red Bull||2,200||Red Bull||40%||Red Bull||35.2%||Red Bull||42.6%|
|4||NOS||274||Amp||300||Amp||330||NOS||200||Amp||8%||Full Throttle||6.6%||Full Throttle||6.9%|
|5||Amp||239||NOS||250||Doubleshot||250||Doubleshot||180||Full Throttle||4%||Amp||5.1%||Sobe No Fear||5.4%|
|6||Full Throttle||104||Full Throttle||140||NOS||220||Amp||140||Doubleshot||2%||No Fear||2.7%||Amp||3.6%|
|7||Xyience Xenergy||43||Xyience Xenergy||40||Full Throttle||130||Full Throttle||110||NOS||1.5%||NOS||2.1%||Sobe Adrenaline Rush||2.9%|
|8||VPX Redline||-||VPX Redline||15||Xyience Xenergy||30||-||-||No Fear||1.4%||Adrenaline||2.1%||Tab Energy||2.3%|
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*Pre 2013 data does not includes Walmart sales so most numbers would be higher with that factored in. 2009 sales data is unavailable.
The top Monster drinks are: Monster Energy, Java Monster, Monster Mega Energy, and Monster Rehab.
In case you didn’t read that correctly: Red Bull sold US$3.4 BILLION dollars of energy drink product in the 52 weeks prior to July 2013. Monster sold US$3.1 BILLION worth.
A huge part of energy drink popularity is in the sponsorship efforts, with top brands spending large sums of money to achieve brand placement. Xyience has definitely been lifting their marketing efforts and it’s paying off with their recent entrance into the top 15 energy drinks ranking.
Top Selling Energy Shot Brands
|Rank||2013||2013 sales ($millions)||2012||2012 sales ($millions)||2011||2011 sales ($millions)|
|1||5 Hour Energy||1,114||5 Hour Energy||896||5 Hour Energy||996|
|2||Stacker inc/6 Hour Power||47||6 Hour Power||30||6 Hour Power||22|
|3||Private Label||17||Red Bull Shot||25||Worx||14|
|4||Worx Energy Shot||7||Monster Hitman||10||E6||5|
|5||Tweaker||5||Stacker 2||4||Stacker 2||4|
|6||Street King||4.9||Nitro 2 Go||3.4||Redline Power Rush||3.5|
|7||E6 Energy Shot||3.9||Redline||3.2||Spike Double Shot||3.2|
|8||Rip It Energy Shot||3.2||Vital 4U||3.1||Vital 4U||3|
5 Hour Energy certainly has the energy shot market cornered with none of the others anywhere in the same universe as 5 Hour.
Top Selling Energy Drink Mixes
|Rank||2013||2013 sales ($millions)|
|2||Crystal Light Energy||39.5|
|4||Propel Energy Drink Mix||23|
|6||4C Energy Rush||3.3|
Does top selling mean that they are also the best energy drinks?
2013 Data is from the top brands per, latest 52 week period, Total U.S. Multi-Outlet w/ C-Store (Supermarkets, Drugstores, Mass Market Retailers, Gas/C-Stores, Military Commissaries and Select Club & Dollar Retail Chains) provided by “IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm (@iriworldwide)”.
This has been compiled over the last 7 years from data published by beverage industry insider Bevnet.com