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Diet Coke unseats Pepsi as No. 2 cola

Diet Coke is now the No. 2 soft drink, behind Coke. (Coca-Cola)

U.S. sales of Diet Coke overtook those of Pepsi-Cola for the first time in 2010, making the diet soda the No. 2 carbonated soft drink in the country behind Coca-Cola, industry data are expected to confirm Thursday.

Occupying the top two rankings would mark a historic win for Coca-Cola Co. in its decades-old rivalry with PepsiCo Inc., which has seen its market share slip in recent years and is trying to retool its marketing. Get the full story »

PepsiCo to invest $2.5 billion in China

Reuters | PepsiCo Inc. plans to invest $2.5 billion in China over the next three
years to expand its presence in a major, growing market where its drinks
lag behind rival Coca-Cola Co.

The spending, announced Friday, comes in addition to the $1 billion
investment the soft drink and snack food giant announced in 2008 that
will be completed this year.

Emerging markets, particularly China, are critical growth engines for
soft drink makers, which have have experienced sluggish sales in recent
years in the saturated U.S. market.

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