Over the last 20 years, sales of full-calorie soda in the United States have plummeted by more than 25 percent. Soda consumption, which rocketed from the 1960s through 1990s, is now experiencing a serious and sustained decline.
Sales are stagnating as a growing number of Americans say they are actively trying to avoid the drinks that have been a mainstay of American culture. Sales of bottled water have shot up, and bottled water is now on track to overtake soda as the largest beverage category in two years, according to at least one industry projection.
And now we know why soft drink companies are working so hard to sell bottled water. So they’re losing business selling stuff that’s bad for you and instead growing their business of selling stuff that’s bad for the environment??
Oh those rascally soft-drink companies!