Top 10 Soft Drinks

What are the top selling soft drinks in the USA?

The latest beverage market stats are out — and there are some interesting highlights.

The epic battle between Coke and Pepsi continues, but so far Coke still has the top spot.

Both Coke and Pepsi fans are a loyal bunch so it will be hard to sway either of them to the other side.

Update: We originally published this list back in 2007. It’s been updated to the latest statistics each year since.

What about the top selling energy drinks? They’re listed here.

Top 10 Soft Drinks

1.Coca-cola Classic (coca-cola)Coca-cola Classic (coca-cola)Coca-cola Classic (coca-cola)Coca-cola Classic (coca-cola)Coca-cola Classic (coca-cola)
2. Pepsi-cola (PepsiCo)Diet Coke (coca-cola)Diet Coke (coca-cola)Diet Coke (coca-cola)Pepsi-cola (PepsiCo)
3. Diet Coke (coca-cola)Pepsi-cola (PepsiCo)Pepsi-cola (PepsiCo)Pepsi-cola (PepsiCo)Diet Coke (coca-cola)
4. Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)
5. Dr Pepper (Dr. Pepper)Dr Pepper (Dr. Pepper)Dr Pepper (Dr. Pepper)Dr Pepper (Dr. Pepper)Diet Pepsi (PepsiCo)
6. Sprite (coca-cola)Sprite (coca-cola)Sprite (coca-cola)Sprite (coca-cola)Dr Pepper (Cadbury-Schweppes)
7. Diet Pepsi (PepsiCo)Diet Pepsi (PepsiCo)Diet Pepsi (PepsiCo)Diet Pepsi (PepsiCo)Sprite (coca-cola)
8.Fanta (coca-cola)Diet Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Diet Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Diet Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Fanta (coca-cola)
9. Diet Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)Fanta (coca-cola)Fanta (coca-cola)Diet Dr. Pepper (Dr. Pepper/Snapple)Caffeine-Free Diet Coke (coca-cola)
10. Coke ZeroCoke ZeroDiet Dr. Pepper (Dr. Pepper/Snapple)Fanta (coca-cola)Diet Mountain Dew (PepsiCo)

Top Ten Soda Brands Changes?

  1. Pepsi regained the #2 spot in 2014 after losing that spot in 2008.
  2. The list has been pretty static from since 2011. The only change was Fanta moving to spot 9 and Diet Dr. Pepper falling to 10 in 2012 and falling out of the top 10 for 2013.
  3. Coke Zero was expected to break into the top 10 in 2012, but finally broke the top 10 in 2013.
  4. For the first time in history a diet soda has achieved the number 2 spot and in 2013 diet sodas occupy 4 positions.
  5. Diet sodas are becoming more popular, which shows a trend in people becoming more aware of too much sugar in the diet.
  6. Both Coca-cola and Pepsi lost market share. Coca-cola can blame it on the CEO – after all they only paid him $32 million dollars for his year’s work. This downward trend has continued.
  7. Soft drinks are down 3% in 2013³ , which is the worst year yet.
  8. Soft drinks still hold the majority market share – 51% (down 0.6% from previous year).(07)
  9. Energy Drinks had a massive 49% growth – but total market share is just 0.8% (which makes you wonder about all the over-enthusiastic media reporting). (07)
  10. Red Bull has the most market share there, Monster is second, and Rockstar is third.

Top Beverage Companies in the USA

1. Coca-Cola Co.1. Coca-Cola Co.
 2. PepsiCo2. PepsiCo
 3. Dr. Pepper/Snapple3. Dr. Pepper/Snapple
 4. Cott Corp.4. Cott Corp.
 5. National Beverage5. National Beverage
 6. Monster Beverage Co6. Monster Beverage Co
 7. Red Bull7. Red Bull
 8. Rockstar8. Rockstar
 9. Big Red9. Big Red
10. Private Label

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  • Zachary

    1. Irn – Bru
    2. Sprite
    3. Coca Cola
    4. Boost
    5. Fanta
    6. Diet Cola ( Must be cold )
    7. Tizer
    8. Mountain Dew
    9. Barr`s Cola
    10. Tango


    Nice tastes!!!

  • Shaun

    Why isn’t 7up here??? and what about Tizer

  • ted

    Because neither are in the top 10…….. The list is based on sales.

  • Skylar

    Dr.pepper is #6!:0

  • Tyler mays

    I LOVE. Dr.pepper!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Vikrant Singh

    I like all pepsico brand,most mountain dew

  • Jack Hallman

    where is ginger ale?

  • ted

    It isn’t in the top 10 sorry.

  • Jason Turner

    Dr. Pepper is one of the oldest soda’s in American history, beating Coke by five years. Also, it’s taste is heavenly.

    1.Dr Pepper
    2.7up (owned by Dr Pepper-7up)
    Thats all the soda I need.

  • Big Mike

    Man, this website is off the chain! You take a niche topic, do some seriously hardballs market research, and publish it to the community? In a slick website where you embrace comments from the public? And actually have intelligible contributors?
    You guys have really helped me out, thanks heaps!

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  • Billy Bob Joe

    Where is Brisk Lemon Iced Tea?

  • Unfortunately, Brisk isn’t one of the top 10 sellers 🙁

  • Person

    Out of those drink we can only get cole Pepsi and sprite in australia

  • dan

    love to sell my domain names and/or

  • A

    1.Irn bru
    2.Dr pepper
    3.cream soda
    5.cherry coke
    7.ginger beer

  • Alstonalston

    From the start of fiscal year 2014, PepsiCo’s share in the domestic carbonated drinks market fell four percentage points to 27.7%, while Coca-Cola saw its market share gain 4ppts to come in at 42.4% for the year because

  • Lawrence

    sprite is #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Coke_Lover

    Dr. pepper isn’t that good and it hasn’t been beating coke by five years, its the other way around. LONG LIVE COKE!!

Last Modified: March 27, 2015