RETAIL: Monster Beverage reports $2.1 billion in sales

BY DEBRA GRUSZECKI

Monster Beverage Corp., the largest energy drink maker by sales volume in the U.S., reported Wednesday that its net income rose 5.3 percent to $ 68 million and its gross sales climbed16.6 percent to $ 545 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Corona-based company, which last year rebuffed claims about the saf…

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