ATLANTA – Nonalcoholic beverage sales across all retailers continued their upward swing during the four weeks that ended June 16, according to Nielsen research as reported in a Wells Fargo Securities report on beverages, BevNet.com reports.
The Coca-Cola Co., Dr Pepper Snapple and PepsiCo all saw sales rise during that time frame, contributing to a 5.1% bump for overall nonalcoholic beverage and snack dollar sales across all channels.
During the period, total carbonated soft drink dollar sales rose 1.1%, with Coke experiencing a 3.3% jump, PepsiCo a 1.3% decrease and Dr Pepper Snapple a 2.2% increase. The overall low-calorie soft drink subcategory accelerated 2.9%.
Energy drinks registered a 9.3% increase during the four weeks ending June 16, which the report attributed to the strong performance of Monster brands. Meanwhile, bottled water dollar sales jumped 7.8%, with Coke, PepsiCo and Nestle showing single-digit volume increases. Private label bottled water volume jumped 14.6%. Sparkling flavored water also grew both in dollar sales (18.2%) and volume (19%).