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When Headlines Say Soda Kills, Check The Science

July 2, 2015

A study published this week in the journal Circulation made the astonishing claim that worldwide 184,000 people die every year from drinking sugar-sweetened beverages. That’s right, according to these authors, the soda did it.

Such a serious accusation should be based on rock-solid evidence, you would think. But this is not the case. In fact, there is no proof for this claim in the study, and the authors acknowledge it.

The study, authored in part by Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Dean Dariush Mozaffarian, makes a conclusion based on 2010 data on deaths and survey responses by people worldwide. But here is the kicker: The study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes any deaths.

You heard right. Despite the headlines, this study is…


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June 30, 2015

BEVERAGE INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO STUDY THAT PURPORTS TO LINK BEVERAGES TO GLOBAL DISEASE

America’s beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at best estimating effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

America’s beverage companies are doing their part to offer consumers the fact-based information and the beverage options they need to make the right choices for themselves and their families.

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May 27, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 18, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 15, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Los Angeles Area Neighborhoods As Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Los Angeles area communities as part of a highly focused initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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Today's SmartBrief

Competition heats up in tea category as premium options grow

Iced tea sales continue to grow as consumers turn to the category to satisfy the need for healthier beverages, and established brands such as Arizona are facing increased competition from an influx of new premium brands. The company is fighting to maintain the low price of its canned ready-to-drink teas on which its network of loyal customers is built while making a play for the premium market with new products such as its Oak teas brewed with oak chips. Quartz (7/1)

Temple Turmeric targets mainstream market with Super Lights line

Temple Turmeric is expanding its product portfolio to appeal to mainstream consumers with its new line of Super Lights beverages that focus on delivering refreshment with a low calorie and sugar content. BevNet.com (7/1)

Transportation issues are a top concern among CPG companies

A shortage of truck drivers and a crumbling transportation infrastructure have contributed to a 14% increase in freight costs for U.S. consumer packaged goods companies since 2012, according to a report by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and The Boston Consulting Group. A survey of more than 40 companies, including Procter & Gamble and Bumble Bee Seafoods, revealed that transportation issues were a top concern. Companies have responded by relocating manufacturing and warehouse facilities and by nurturing relationships with transportation companies, according to BCG principal Elfrun von Koeller. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/1)

Victoria's Kitchen to expand distribution with Kroger store network

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America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering

When America’s beverage companies work together, we make great things happen. As an industry, we are committed to helping consumers achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Through initiatives such as our School Beverage Guidelines, which drove a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories in schools, to our Balance Calories Initiative, we continue to do our part to help in our nation’s fight against obesity. 

Watch this video to learn more about our industry’s efforts to help support its customers, consumers and communities – and how we’re delivering. 

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