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August 22, 2014
Water has been a hot topic in the media lately – ranging from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to the boil water warning in Wellesley, Mass., to the drought in California. We all know that water plays an important part in our lives beginning the very moment we start our day.
What many people may not know is that the beverage industry’s facilities account for a small portion of water use nationwide. According to the United States Geological Survey, the largest water users in the United States are the irrigation and thermoelectric industries.
Although our industry accounts for a small fraction of our nation’s water use, we still make environmental responsibility and water conservation a top priority - whether it’s the design of our packaging or the way we ship our products. By implementing…
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today was named Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors during its annual meeting in Nashville. Neely will begin her one-year term on September 1.more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named William M. Dermody Jr. vice president of policy for the association.more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the promotion of Genevieve K. "Genna" Gent to senior vice president of government affairs for the association.more
Keurig to debut new coffee maker as share prices riseKeurig Green Mountain will debut its new Keurig 2.0 coffee maker on Sunday, which has more coffee-brewing features than the original machine, including the ability to brew K-cup and Vue single-serve coffee pods and a whole carafe of coffee. The revamped machine is a push by Keurig's new CEO Brian Kelley to fulfill investor expectations, as share values have tripled since he was hired in December 2012 and risen by more than 50% this year alone. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/21)
Report: Consumers opt for traditional snacks over low-fat varietiesA report by IRI found that sales of traditional snack foods such as potato chips continue to show gains despite an increase in the number of consumers who say they choose healthy snacks. Data also indicated slow growth in sales of low-fat snacks. Drug Store News (8/20)
Researchers: Chocolate could offer protection from diabetesConsuming robust amounts of flavonoids found in chocolate, berries and tea could be the key to staving off type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia and King’s College London. "This is an exciting finding that shows that some components of foods that we consider unhealthy, such as chocolate or wine, may contain some beneficial substances,” said King’s College London professor Tim Spector. FoodBev.com (8/20)
Instagram is introducing new tools for ad analysisBrands will be able to track consumer reactions to campaigns and garner other key data with three new dashboards on the way from Instagram. The tools will be introduced over the next few months under the categories of ad insights, account insights and ad staging. TheNextWeb.com (8/21) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts
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Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary Wins 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award!
ABA is proud to support the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2014 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards announced on January 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.
In the medium city category, Waterbury, Conn., Mayor Neil O'Leary took home first place for his "Kids Marathon Program," which keeps kids active by introducing them to the sport of running. The initiative is operated through a collaboration of the YMCA, City of Waterbury, Department of Education, Boys and Girls Club and the Police Activity League.