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Coming Together To Balance Calories

November 19, 2014

America’s leading beverage companies recently announced a new initiative in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and President Clinton which will transform the beverage landscape in America.  The goal, to reduce calories consumed from beverages per person by 20 percent by 2025, will require our member companies to leverage our strengths in marketing, innovation and distribution to promote smaller-portion sizes, water, and no- and lower-calorie beverage options.

At its core, this initiative is about providing consumers a range of beverage options, calorie information to help them make the choices that are right for them, and encouragement to help them balance all of their calories – including those from beverages – with daily physical activity.

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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American Beverage Association Responds To Unpublished Analysis Of Poison Control Center Data On Energy Drinks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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November 14, 2014

ABA President and CEO Susan Neely Recognized As One Of Washington Business Journal's "2014 Women Who Mean Business"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), was recognized by the Washington Business Journal last evening as one of this year’s 25 “Women Who Mean Business.”  Neely is profiled in today’s edition of the Washington Business Journal.

 

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November 13, 2014

American Beverage Association Celebrates America Recycles Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As America Recycles Day approaches, the non-alcoholic beverage industry reaffirms its longstanding commitment to further minimizing its environmental impact, and is making it easier for consumers to do the same.

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Today's SmartBrief

Coca-Cola signs definitive distribution deal in Chicago market

Coca-Cola has signed a definitive agreement with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution to secure exclusive sales, distribution and service for its brands in the greater Chicago area. The deal is part of a larger effort by the beverage company to create a stronger U.S. business model. BevIndustry.com (11/19)

Supplier looks to Tetra Pak to revitalize juice offerings

LiDestri Food and Beverage thinks the juice sector holds opportunity for innovation, as consumers look for new packaging and health-focused offerings. The New Jersey-based supplier and manufacturer of branded and private label products is ramping up the number of Tetra Pak lines in its facility and using the aseptic processing and packaging technology for new products such as vitamin-enriched lemonade, horchata, and various fruit-and-vegetable blends. BeverageDaily.com (France) (11/19)

Kombucha continues to trickle into mainstream retail

Mainstream grocers are "noticing the high double-digit growth of kombucha ... and rushing to get their own kombucha sets in," said Reed's CEO Chris Reed. Convenience stores are also eyeing the fermented tea beverage as more consumers think of kombucha as a soda alternative, he said. FoodNavigator (11/20)

Target turns to food to sharpen competitive edge

Target plans to differentiate its food offerings from those of its competitors by adding more exclusive natural and organic offerings from innovative manufacturers and tailoring its selection to shopper needs, Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said Wednesday. The company reported better-than-anticipated comparable store sales in the U.S. and Canada for the third quarter, driven by a 30% growth in digital sales, he said. Supermarket News (free registration) (11/19) 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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