Beverage industry

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The beverage industry refers to the industry that produces drinks, in particular ready to drink beverages. Beverage production can vary greatly depending on the beverage being made. explains that, "bottling facilities differ in the types of bottling lines they operate and the types of products they can run". Other bits of required information include the knowledge of if said beverage is canned or bottled (plastic or glass), hot-fill or cold-fill, and natural or conventional. Innovations in the beverage industry, catalysed by requests for non-alcoholic beverages, include: beverage plants, beverage processing, and beverage packing.[1]

Largest companies[edit]

The largest global players in 2013 are:[2]

  1. The Coca-Cola Company
  2. Nestlé SA
  3. PepsiCo
  4. AB InBev
  5. SAB Miller
  6. Heineken NV
  7. Diageo
  8. Carlsberg Group
  9. Pernod-Ricard
  10. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Beverage Production". 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Top Ten Global Beverage Companies". Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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