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More Choices Now Than Ever Before

December 19, 2014

These days, there are a wide range of beverage choices available in your local grocery or convenience store –in different calorie counts and package sizes.  This gives consumers the ability to choose the beverage that’s right for them and their families.  Due in part to this innovation and the availability of more low- and no-calorie beverage options, 45 percent of all non-alcoholic beverages sold today contain zero calories.

For more information, visit DeliveringChoices.org.


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News Releasesview all News Releases

December 19, 2014

New Beverage Industry Sustainability Initiative Shows Gains In Fuel Efficiency Of North American Fleet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Beverage Association today released findings from a new industry-wide initiative that shows the nation’s leading beverage companies will have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13 percent since 2010.

The findings are the first to emerge from an innovative new collaboration in which The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group agreed to share proprietary data on their truck fleets with the ABA. The ABA aggregates the information to determine how well the industry is doing on fuel consumption and fuel efficiency.

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November 25, 2014

American Beverage Association Responds To FDA Menu And Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Rules

“America’s beverage companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to providing consumers the information they need to make the choices that are right for them.  We have already put clear calorie information on the front of every bottle, can and pack we make, and we’re providing calorie information on company-controlled vending machines.  FDA’s announcement provides consumers nationwide with consistent information about the foods and beverages they consume outside the home.”

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November 17, 2014

Dr. Maia M. Jack Joins The American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Science And Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today named Maia M. Jack, Ph.D., as vice president of science and regulatory affairs for the association.  

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November 16, 2014

American Beverage Association Responds To Unpublished Analysis Of Poison Control Center Data On Energy Drinks

“This abstract has not been published and therefore the authors’ full methodology and analysis is not available for review. In the past, various experts have raised concerns regarding misinterpretation and inherent limitations of data from National Poison Data System when it comes to Energy Drinks.  Based on the most recent government data reported in the journal Pediatrics, children under 12 have virtually no caffeine consumption from energy drinks.

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Today's SmartBrief

Experts: Water category, additional day parts key for carbonated drinks

Retro packaging, expanding into the premium bottled water category and moving into more day parts are ways that beverage makers can boost sales of carbonated drinks, according to Jonas Feliciano and Howard Telford, beverage analysts for Euromonitor International. FoodNavigator (12/18)

Consumer health trends to continue in 2015

Weight management and digestive health will continue to influence consumer food choices in 2015, according to market research firm New Nutrition Business. The health and wellness trend will drive new formulations for protein products and "free-from" food labels, the research firm predicted. FoodNavigator (12/18)

Antioxidants in white tea could slow spread of cancer cells, study shows

Antioxidants in white tea could slow the growth of colon cancer cells, according to the findings of a study published in Food Chemistry. Malaysian researchers used Silver needle white tea infused in hot water for five minutes, which slowed the proliferation of cancer cells. "White tea extracts show potential as chemotherapeutic agents. Regular consumption of white tea could maintain good health and protect the body against disease," the researchers wrote. NutraIngredients (12/16)

GoodBelly revamps packaging

GoodBelly is changing the packaging of its juices to make consumers more aware of what's inside, said Kelly Reedy CEO and chief creative officer of marketing firm LRXD. The new packaging will maintain its original black color and the new tagline, "Drink daily for healthy digestion," will replace detailed information about probiotics. BevNet.com (12/18) 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.

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