Drink industry

The drink industry (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.[1]

Largest companiesEdit

The largest global players in 2017 were:[2]

  1. AB InBev
  2. The Coca-Cola Company
  3. PepsiCo
  4. Nestlé SA
  5. Suntory Holdings Ltd.
  6. Heineken NV
  7. Starbucks Corp.
  8. SAB Miller (bought by AB InBev)
  9. Diageo
  10. Unilever

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Beverage Production". Manufacturingdrinks.com. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Beverage Companies 2016". Retrieved 28 June 2016.

Further readingEdit