America’s non-alcoholic beverage companies play an important role in the American economy. Providing jobs, paying significant tax dollars to state and federal governments and contributing to charitable causes are just a few examples of how we give back.
Our industry has a direct economic impact of $166.5 billion while providing 239,338 jobs in the United States. In fact, more than 799,888 workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters and more depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihoods.
America’s beverage companies and their employees are also committed to their communities, generously contributing $1.5 billion to charitable causes across the country.
With a presence felt in every corner of every community in the country – from our products in the aisle of neighborhood stores, to our local delivery drivers who distribute them, to our support of local community initiatives – you might say that the beverage industry delivers.