PepsiCo has 22 mega brands that each generated $1 billion or more in 2011 in annual retail sales. The number of billion-dollar brands in our portfolio has grown considerably since 2000. In fact, we have doubled the number in the last 11 years, adding five in the last five years alone.
In 2011, three brands joined our portfolio of mega brands: Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk and Starbucks ready-to-drink beverages. Behind the growth of Brisk and Starbucks ready-to-drink beverages is the strength of our joint venture partnerships with Unilever and Starbucks, respectively.