Rank in Beverages: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 6.69
Why it's admired:The soda industry may be struggling, but Coke has managed to hold strong through the storm. The beverage giant leads the industry in market share despite sales of its original Coca-Cola brand having slowed in North America. (The Coke brand is growing globally.) The secret? Expanding the brand beyond the sugary sparkling beverages. Coke has seen a moderate growth in its still beverage brands, including Powerade and Gold Peak Tea.
Where are the Most Admired?
The Most Admired companies in America are spread out across the country, but a few states dominate.