US carbonated drinks lose appeal but Coke, Dr. Pepper hold ground

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The decline in U.S. sales of carbonated soft drinks accelerated in 2013, according to a leading beverage industry newsletter.

Total sales volume fell 3 percent in 2013 to 8.9 billion cases, the ninth straight year of decline, according to Beverage Digest. That compares with declines of 1.2 percent in 2012 and 1 percent in 2011.

By company, Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper Snapple Group each gained market share, according to Beverage Digest, while PepsiCo lost market share.

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