Blog: Sip & Savorview all posts
September 18, 2014
Our member companies are among the most innovative in the world, as they continue to provide consumers with a wide range of beverage choices. And did you know that 45 percent of all non-alcoholic beverages sold today have zero calories?
With so many options, it’s easy to find the beverage that is right for you. And it’s even easier with our Clear on Calories initiative, which placed calorie information on the front of every can, bottle and pack we produce. These labels are empowering consumers to make the choice that is right for them.
This is yet another way that our member companies are encouraging consumers to embrace a balanced, active and healthy lifestyle. For more information on this and other topics, check out DeliveringChoices.org.
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
Distributor Dora's Naturals expands with HPP capabilitiesIn an effort to be a one-stop shop for perishable and non-perishable goods distribution, New Jersey-based distributor Dora's Naturals will invest in high pressure processing machines. Processing for partners will begin in early 2015. BevNet.com (9/18)
Tactile packaging adds a stand-out touchBrands are turning to tactile packaging to create products that are both aesthetically pleasing and pleasant to the touch. Canned drinks manufacturers use surface patterns on aluminum that allow for more lightweight cans and a light-refracting appearance that draws consumers' attention. Packaging Digest (9/19)
Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from marketplace, report saysThe 16 companies that make up the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation were able to cut calories sold from 2007 through 2012 by 6.4 trillion, or about 78 per person, according to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The companies, which include General Mills, Kellogg, and Cola-Cola, introduced lower-calorie versions of products in order to eliminate calories from the marketplace. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (9/17)
College football team's resurgence attributed to beet juiceThe Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (9/17) 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.