Blog: Sip & Savorview all posts
September 16, 2014
America’s beverage companies are finding new ways to innovate and increase choices available for consumers. With the increase in availability of smaller-portion sizes and low-calorie beverage options, calories in the American diet from added sugars in soda have declined by 39 percent since 2000. And according to a recent data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food is the number one source of added sugars for children and teens – not sugar-sweetened beverages.
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News Releasesview all News Releases
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
Bai to launch carbonated drinks lineBai has announced the forthcoming rollout of Bai Bubbles, a line of all-natural, carbonated canned drinks containing coffeefruit extract and stevia. Distribution will start in October in New York and go nationwide by early 2015. BevNet.com (9/16)
Carbonated water sales to grow 12% in 2014, report saysCarbonated water sales in the U.S. are expected to grow 12% this year, driven by health-conscious consumers seeking an alternative to carbonated soft drinks, according to a report from Canadean. Sales of carbonated soft drinks are forecast to decline by five liters per person in 2014, while still and carbonated water sales are expected to increase by three liters, as Americans become more aware of sugar intake while still craving the mouthfeel of carbonated beverages, Canadean Analyst Rakhee Sturgess said. BeverageDaily.com (France) (9/15)
Keurig, Hain Celestial named to list of fastest-growing companiesKeurig Green Mountain and Hain Celestial Group were named among the 100 fastest-growing companies by Fortune, which ranked companies based in part on revenue and net income for the year ended April 30 and annual revenue growth and earnings per share for the three years ended April 30. Keurig came in at No. 48 on the list and Hain Celestial at No. 61. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (9/15)
Cleveland soda micro-brewer Old City Soda set for growthCrain's Cleveland Business (9/15) 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.