The lagging soda industry’s bright orange beacon might be Fanta

Fanta was the big winner (by volume) in 2015.
Fanta was the big winner (by volume) in 2015.
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The American public may have fallen out of love with diet sodas, but they seem to have really taken to Fanta.

Created in Nazi Germany and now owned by Coca-Cola, the volume of Fanta sold in 2015 increased by 8.3% compared to 2014.  Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi showed the biggest drops in growth among the major brands, according to data in a new report by Beverage Digest.

As for soft drinks overall, it’s been a tough couple years. Americans are definitely drinking less of them: