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Zwak wrote:

g-manpuck wrote:

Zwak wrote:

4. The top three best-selling sodas of 2018 were Coke, Pepsi, and Diet Coke. What impossible-to-categorize beverage was number four—making it the country’s best-selling non-cola?

A little side note to this question. From my short time working part time for Pepsi it should be noted that while Coke is the world’s best selling pop in the nation and worldwide…Pepsi and Mountain Dew are #1 and #2 in the upper midwest by a mile.

When I worked at Coke about 20 years ago at that time the Twin Cities had the largest market share in the nation for Mountain Dew. Not sure if it’s still true but wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

For whatever reason that I remember this but one Thanksgiving weekend that I can recall when I worked at Pepsi we put out over 400 cases of Mountain Dew between Friday and Sunday morning at Walmart. By comparison I talked with the Coke vendor and they put out just short of that between Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite. That is just one store in Mankato, there are still two HyVee stores and two Cub Foods stores.