The decline in U.S. sales of carbonated soft drinks accelerated last year as more consumers reached for alternatives, according to a leading beverage industry newsletter.
Total sales volume fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases, according to Beverage Digest. That compares with declines of 1 percent in 2011 and 0.5 percent in 2010.
Excluding fast-growing energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster Beverage Corp
By company, Coca-Cola Co
(Reporting By Martinne Geller in New York. Editing by Andre Grenon)
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