WASHINGTON, June 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, JUNE 30: FLUID SITUATION
Profile America — Sunday, June 30th. In the past, hot summer days meant that some enterprising youngsters in the neighborhood would set up a lemonade stand or the family would share a pitcher of iced tea on the front porch to cool off. In recent times, we usually resort to something in a bottle or can to slake our year-round thirsts. Today, the drink of choice is often a soft drink, usually carbonated. As a result, soft drink manufacturing is a more than $41 billion a year business. Bottled water has surged in popularity in recent years. The 319 water bottling establishments ship over $4.5 billion worth of product annually. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: 2007 Economic Census, NAICS 312111
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 312112
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau