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World's 10 beverage companies projected to see biggest growth

December 31, 2013 12:39 IST

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Higher unemployment and rising concern over obesity in the developed economies is increasingly pushing major brewers and soda manufacturers towards the developing market to boost sales.

Let's take a look at beverage companies projected to post biggest growth.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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Image: People toast with beer mugs at Munich's beer festival in Germany.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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Kirin Holdings

Net income growth: 62.50 per cent

Sales growth: 3.78 per cent

Earnings per share: 66.41 per cent

Overall rank: 1

Kirin Holdings, which was founded in 1907 in Japan, sells some of the most popular beer brands in Japan, and has operations around the world, including China, Taiwan, Australia, the Philippines, Europe, New Zealand and the United States.

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Image: A woman serves beer from a tub of ice inside a bar along Sixth Street in Austin, Texas.
Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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Heineken International

Net income growth: 39.02 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 6.20 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 19.17 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 2

Heineken International, which was founded in 1868 in the Netherlands, runs more than 190 breweries in 70 nations and employs 85,000 people around the world.

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Image: A waitress carries the traditional one-litre beer mugs at Munich's beer festival in Germany.
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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Asahi Group Holdings

Net income growth: 25.75 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 6.69 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 26.71 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 3

Asahi Group Holdings, which was founded in 1949 in Japan, produces alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food products.

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Image: Young Italians drink beer in downtown Milan.
Photographs: Paolo Bona/Reuters

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Anheuser-Busch InBev

Net income growth: 7.11 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 9.35 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 5.29 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 4

Anheuser-Busch InBev, which was founded in 1366 in Belgium, manufactures about 200 beer brands around the world.

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Image: A party goer is splashed with water at a pub in central Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Diageo

Net income growth: 5.35 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 3.94 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 4.12 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 5

Diageo, which was founded in 1886 in United Kingdom, produces, distills, brews, bottles, packages, and distributes spirits, beer, wine, and ready to drink beverages around the world.

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Image: A heavy metal fan drinks beer as he sits in a so-called 'Wacken Taxi' in downtown Wacken, Germany.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

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SABMiller

Net income growth: 4.63 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: Minus 0.17 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 3.90 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 6

SABMiller, which was founded in 1895 in United Kingdom, produces and sells beer, soft drinks, and fruit juices.

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Image: Festival goers play rounders with a wellington boot and a beer can at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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Carlsberg

Net income growth: 4.58 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: Minus 0.25 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 3.88 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 7

Carlsberg, which was founded in 1847 in Denmark, sells beer and other beverages mainly in Europe and Asia.

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Image: Revellers drink beer during the Pohoda music festival at Trencin airport, 130km north of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

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PepsiCo

Net income growth: 4.57 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 1.50 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 5.56 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 8

PepsiCo, which was founded in 1898 in United States, is one of the biggest food and beverage companies in the world.

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Image: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi checks products at the Tops SuperMarket in Batavia, New York.
Photographs: Don Heupel/Reuters

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Coca-Cola

Net income growth: 2.01 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: Minus 1.64 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 3.93 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 9

Coca-Cola, which was founded in 1886 in United States, manufactures, markets, and sells non-alcoholic beverages around the world.

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Image: A pedestrian crosses a road in front of an outdoor Coca-Cola advertisement in Sydney.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters

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Nestle

Net income growth: 1.64 per cent (estimated)

Sales growth: 1.22 per cent (estimated)

Earnings per share: 2.21 per cent (estimated)

Overall rank: 10

Nestle, which was founded in 1866 in Switzerland, manufactures and sells nutrition, health, and wellness products around the world.


Image: A shop advertises Nestle-owned Svitoch chocolates in downtown Kiev, Ukraine.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

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