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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  • Zeak

    Dudes Coke in the morn Ginger Ale at night. I’ve been doing this for a year and have grow 4inch of rock hard manliness. I’m am now a confident 5.5 and looking for love

  • Sharissa Davision

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  • Ashley

    Coke is the best Pepsi is always 2

  • Sharissa Davision

    Clearly Canadian is the best beverage ever very popular in the 90’s is making a comeback visit to BUY cases!

  • Boy Interrupted….

    it seems that Coke is more of a US redneck drink…if you go to Europe you can always spot the American, he’ll be drinking Pepsi…at the end of her career, in Joan Crawford’s contract, a Pepsi machine had to be on set…her last husband was Pepsi CEO Al Steele, she cut the ribbon on almost every new Pepsi plant…

  • Joe

    Coke sucks

  • Penis

    Coke is shit! Isn’t that their slogan? Pepsi number 1. Coke stinks, old men drink coke.

  • johnz

    Dr Pepper 4 Liiiiiifffffeeeee!

  • Brooke

    Ok yall do not have any idea about how much cafine and surrup are in those drinks that are being pick they are filled with acid and gasses that are bad for u and give u kidney disease people could die from this u don’t know how hard the death from all these horrible carbonated drinks have in them

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  • ghost

    So where is my Nehi Grape in this lineup??

  • Angela Tidestrand

    Pepsi is the only way to go being on a consumer stand point and having worked for pepsi and talking to cokes distributors pepsi number one for taste and employment

  • Moniker


  • KickstandWilly

    Reading this pained my brain.

  • KickstandWilly

    …and rightfully so. Blarf!

  • KickstandWilly

    Big Red has no business on any list aside from maybe a most nauseating, horrible excuse for soda list. Get to the medicine aisle next to the cough syrup where you belong, Big Red.

  • squadron commander

    Ted, u look like kurt busch… hopefully u drive better. Oh yea, pepsi and monster rulz.

  • The Brooklyn God

    I told you PepsiCo the sales won’t go up until there is Code Red in 2 liters in NYC

  • Nicole


Last Modified: March 27, 2015