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Celebrating our National Parks

August 26, 2016

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service and across the country people celebrated some of our nation’s most treasured lands in various ways. The National Parks Service, which is responsible of the protection and preservation of over 400 of our country’s greatest landmarks, was established in 1916 and since then and has been a great way for Americans to enjoy the great outdoors.

Ensuring that these parks are well preserved is no easy task. And as an industry that is doing our part to protect our planet and its resources we understand the importance of preserving these special places that Americans love and enjoy for another 100 years and many more after that. For example, across the entire beverage industry supply chain, from factory to vending machine, we’re reducing…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

June 16, 2016

ABA Responds to Philadelphia Soda Tax Passage

The tax passed today is a regressive tax that unfairly singles out beverages – including low- and no-calorie choices.  But most importantly, it is against the law.  So we will side with the majority of the people of Philadelphia who oppose this tax and take legal action to stop it.

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May 20, 2016

BEVERAGE COMPANIES RESPOND TO FDA ANNOUNCEMENT ON NUTRITION FACTS PANEL

In response to today’s release of the FDA rule change on the Nutrition Facts Panel, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

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April 1, 2016

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Focused Efforts in Alabama and Mississippi to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Working Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed in the American diet.

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February 23, 2016

FREDERICKA MCGEE JOINS AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND OPERATIONS

Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), named today Fredericka McGee as vice president of California government affairs and operations for the association.

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Today's SmartBrief

KeVita adds three varieties to drinking vinegar line

KeVita has added three varieties, Meyer Lemon, Ginseng Mandarin and Elderberry, to its line of drinking vinegars. "With the trend of drinking vinegars on the rise, we aim to drive innovation and find more ways to help consumers live healthier lives with the best ingredients," said CEO Bill Moses. Drug Store News (8/25)

Food and beverage brands reposition to meet functional needs

Food and beverage companies are increasingly repositioning their products to meet consumer demands for functional and clean ingredients. For example, Monster is promoting its Hydro brand as an "energized bottled water," and Kellogg's Special K line is focusing its branding on "inner strength" rather than the weight management benefits for which the brand had been known. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (8/25)

Mintel: Energy drink launches increased 29% from 2010-2015

Consumer demand for beverages offering rapid get-up-and-go capabilities helped boost energy drink launches 29% from 2010 to 2015, said Mintel. Last year the US had the second-highest number of new product launches at 8%, right behind Germany, which had 9% of all energy drink debuts. FoodBev.com (8/26)

Beverage companies are increasingly drawn to aseptic packaging

More beverage companies are attracted to aseptic packaging, thanks to the ability to safely preserve products with fewer ingredients and extend shelf life. The aseptic packaging category is projected to expand by 6.8% each year and could be a $6.4 billion market within the next four years, according to research by The Freedonia Group. Food Dive (8/25) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards – a program in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – supports mayors’ ongoing childhood obesity prevention programs in their cities. The 2016 winners were just announced and Fontana, Calif., Mayor Acquanetta Warren received first place for a medium size city for her “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” program. The program encourages elementary and middle school children enrolled in the city’s after-school programs to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and provides them with additional opportunities for physical activity. Watch this video to learn more about how this program is helping students learn good lifelong habits on balance.

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