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On January 25, the Board of Directors for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) declared a dividend for the first quarter of 2007 of $.25 per share.
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The company’s dividends have been paid every quarter since 1990. Many of the non-alcoholic beverage company stocks pay dividends, a couple of which pay a yield of over 2%. Most have been consistent dividend payers for many years.

Here are the top soft drink dividend payers, sorted by yield:

  • Coca Cola (NYSE:KO) - 2.6% One of the largest manufacturers, distributors, and marketers of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world.
  • PepsiAmericas Inc. (PAS) - 2.3% Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Mountain Dew. Distributes in the United States, Central Europe, and the Caribbean.
  • Cadbury Schweppes Plc. (CSG) - 2.1% Dr.Pepper, Schweppes, 7 Up, Snapple, Mott's, Hawaiian Punch, Clamato, and Schweppes Tonic Water. Founded in 1783.
  • Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) - 1.9% Manufacturer of Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana Pure Premium, Aquafina water, Sierra Mist, Mug, Tropicana juice drinks, Propel, SoBe, Slice, Dole, Tropicana Twister, and Tropicana Season’s Best.
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated [COKE] - 1.5% distributes and markets carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, primarily of The Coca-Cola Company. Distributes in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida.Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) - 1.4% Bottler of Pepsi-Cola, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Lipton Brisk, Sierra Mist, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Juice Drinks, SoBe, and Starbucks Frappuccino. Distributes in United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Russia, Turkey, and Mexico.
  • Coca Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE) 1.2% Coca-Cola classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Fanta, Schweppes, and caffeine free Diet Coke. Distributes in North America, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Monaco.
  • Coca-Cola Hellen ADS (NYSE:CCH) - 1% Athens, Greece based company. Distributor of Coca Cola products in Europe.
  • Embotell Andina SA (AKO-A) - 1% Santiago, Chile based company. Distributor of Coca-Cola products in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.
  • Coca Cola Femsa SA (NYSE:KOF) - .8% Distributor of Coca Cola products in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil.
  • Disclosure: Author owns KO and KOF.

    Source: Super Fizzy Soda Stocks