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August 28, 2014
The research is clear – the American public simply does not support a tax on common grocery items, like soft drinks. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll found that 72 percent of American adults oppose “a tax on sugar to discourage sugar use and help fund programs to fight obesity and diabetes.”
Despite what some politicians and activists say, taxes don’t make people healthier – a balanced diet and exercise do. And people understand that. That’s why the public policy debate has moved on from taxes and bans, and onto real, meaningful and lasting solutions.
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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
The complex consumer landscape of private label and name brandsThe packaged food market is a complicated landscape of name brands and private labels that control varying shares of the market in different categories, according to an analysis by the Hartman Group. According to the analysis, private labels will continue to experience growth in certain categories as shoppers turn to grocers like Trader Joe's and ALDI and retailers such as Kroger, Safeway and Wal-Mart capitalize on private-label credibility when it comes to premium products. FoodNavigator (8/26)
Report: More consumers are eating snacks as mealsThe consumer practice of eating traditional, healthy snack foods as meals is forecast to grow by 5% by 2018, as consumers from Generations X, Y and Z turn to snack foods like fruit, yogurt, granola and protein bars, trail mix, rice cakes and cottage cheese to "round out their meals," according to a study by The NPD Group. A major factor in the growth of snacks as meals is a rise in eating alone, according to NPD Analyst Darren Seifer. "People don't want to prepare something else in addition to their main dish," he said. FoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (8/27)
Protein2o CEO is confident about brand's expansion into large grocersFoodNavigator (8/26)
Jones Soda CEO now company's biggest shareholderJust-Drinks.com (8/27) 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.