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North Carolina has the highest per capita consumption of soft drinks in the nation, with $850 million in sales in 1984. Much of that was taken in by Pepsi and Coca-Cola, the remainder going to small bottling companies which are often locally owned and operated. Wolfe-Cundiff discusses the competition between the companies for the consumers' dollars and the difficulty faced by small bottlers when competing with the industry giants.