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Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014 ingredients custom blends innovation national distribution B.C. Williams Bakery Service BCW Food Products 1-800-527-4104 NEW YORK - The U.S. market for liquid refreshment beverages grew in 2014 after being basically flat in 2013, according to the Beverage Marketing Corp. (B.M.C.), an industry market research company. The group said factors driving the growth included the strength of the bottled water market, which pushed total category volume to 30.9 billion gallons during the year, a 2.2% increase compared with the previous year when category volume was 30.2 billion gallons. The B.M.C. said bottled water "had a remarkable year" and added that aggressive pricing in the category helped lift volume during the year by 7.3%. "Beverages rebounded in 2014," said Michael C. Bellas, chairman and chief executive officer of the B.M.C. "Products that connect with what contemporary consumers want, like bottled water and functional offerings, added buoyancy to the ever-changing market." As has been the case in previous years, niche beverage categories continued to outperform most traditional mass-market segments. Premium beverages such as energy drinks and readyto-drink (R.-T.-D.) coffee advanced forcefully during 2014. Larger, more established segments such as carbonated soft drinks and fruit beverages failed to grow. Ready-to-drink coffee moved forward faster than all other segments with a 10.7% volume increase in 2014, but the segment accounted for a tiny share of total liquid refreshment beverage volume. It was the smallest, trailing even Leading liquid refreshment beverage trademarks* (volume, change and market share) Millions of Per cent Share of gallons change volume Rank Trademark Company 2013 2014 2013-14 2013 2014 1 Coke Coca-Cola 4,203.6 4,102.6 -2.4% 13.9% 13.3% 2 Pepsi PepsiCo 2,086.1 2,023.8 -3.0% 6.9% 6.6% 3 Mountain Dew PepsiCo 1.336.3 1.356.4 1.5% 4.4% 4.4% 4 Dr Pepper Dr Pepper Snapple Group 1,189.4 1,169.9 -1.6% 3.9% 3.8% 5 Nestle Pure Life Nestle Waters North America 933.5 1,020.0 9.3% 3.1% 3.3% 6 Gatorade** PepsiCo 954.5 990.0 3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 7 Sprite Coca-Cola 840.9 845.7 0.6% 2.8% 2.7% 8 Poland Spring Nestle Waters North America 677.1 716.5 5.8% 2.2% 2.3% 9 Dasani Coca-Cola 619.3 663.0 7.1% 2.0% 2.1% 10 Aquafina PepsiCo 457.3 491.1 7.4% 1.5% 1.6% Subtotal All others Total 13,297.9 13.379.0 16,912.9 17,496.4 30,210.8 30,875.4 0.6% 44.0% 43.3% 3.4% 56.0% 56.7% 2.2% 100.0% 100.0% *Includes all trademark volume (e.g., all types of Coca-Cola, including Diet Coke, Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola, etc.). **Includes G2. Source: Beverage Marketing Corp. 18 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® April 21, 2015

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Innovation insights from Chobani
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