Drink industry

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The drink industry (or drinks industry,[1] also known as the beverage industry) produces drinks, in particular ready to drink products. Drink production can vary greatly depending on the product being made. ManufacturingDrinks.com explains that "bottling facilities differ in the types of bottling lines they operate and the types of products they can run". Drinks may be canned or bottled (plastic or glass), hot-fill or cold-fill, and natural or conventional. Innovations in the drink industry, catalysed by requests for non-alcoholic drinks, include drink plants, drink processing, and drink packing.[2]

Largest companies[edit]

The largest global players in 2019 were:[3]

Rank Name Country
1 AB InBev BE
2 Nestlé SA CH
3 The Coca-Cola Company US
4 PepsiCo US
5 Heineken NV NL
6 Suntory Holdings Ltd. JP
7 Diageo UK
8 Starbucks Corp. US
9 Keurig Dr Pepper US
10 Molson Coors Beverage Company US

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, Welcome to DIGI Online, accessed 28 November 2022
  2. ^ "Beverage Production". Manufacturingdrinks.com. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Beverage Companies 2019". Retrieved 30 September 2020.

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