From beer to soft drinks, water and coffee, this year’s list encompasses all of our favorite drinks. The beverage industry top 50 also spreads across the globe, from Belgium (Anheuser-Busch InBev) to Mexico (Grupo Modelo) and Japan (Kirin Holdings) to Kentucky (Brown-Forman Corp.). But this year’s number one lands in Atlanta, GA, with The Coca-Cola Company. In 2011 the company raked in $46.50 billion dollars, beating out Anheuser-Busch InBev for the top spot.
The number two placement goes to Anheuser-Busch InBev with $39 billion. PepsiCo came in third with $34.28 billion, then Nestlé SA with $25.16 billion and Kirin Holdings Co Ltd. in our fifth spot with $22.11 billion dollars in revenue.