Declining soda sales took a broad swipe across the beverage sector in 2011 as top-selling brands...

|By:, SA News Editor

Declining soda sales took a broad swipe across the beverage sector in 2011 as top-selling brands Coke (KO +0.5%), Pepsi (PEP +1.1%), Dr. Pepper (DPS -0.4%), and Sprite all saw a loss in market share with healthier options drawing in consumers. Overall, sales of carbonated soft drinks fell 1% last year, sharper than the 0.5% decline in 2010.