WASHINGTON, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Wednesday, June 24th. 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 thirst year-round. Today, the drink of choice is often a soft drink, usually carbonated. As a result, fizzy soft drink manufacturing is a $37 billion a year business. Bottled water has surged in popularity in recent decades, although there lately has been some pushback over the environmental threat posed by so many empty plastic bottles. The 308 water-bottling establishments in the nation ship over $7.3 billion worth of product annually. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
Soft drink manufacturing /NAICS 312111: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31VS101&prodType=table
Bottled water downside: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/bottled-water4.htm
Bottled water establishments/NAIC 312112: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table
Revenues/NAICS 312112 http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31VS101&prodType=table
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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau