Many Brands of Bubbly Bottles and Cans

… but only a few owning companies. Another great study and diagram of brand ownership relations by Philip Howard.

Howard softdrink ownership cluster diagram

…To visualize the extent of pseudovariety in this industry we developed a cluster diagram to represent the number of soft drink brands and varieties found in the refrigerator cases of 94 Michigan retailers, along with their ownership connections.

Although, according to the Soda vs. Pop map, since the study was in Michigan, maybe it should be labeled “Pop” not “soft drinks”? ;-)

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