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Congratulations To Our New Board Members!

October 1, 2014

We want to congratulate the five newly elected and re-elected members of our Board of Directors.

Claude Nielsen, chair of ABA’s Board of Directors and president and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., said in our news release today about the election:

“I am pleased to welcome these exceptional leaders in our industry to ABA’s Board of Directors. Our industry is known for its leadership in advancing meaningful solutions, and I look forward to the fresh perspectives and valuable insight of our new board members as we continue our commitment to our consumers, customers and communities.”

Elected for a first term is Steve Ford, CEO, LinPepCo Partnership.

Those elected to serve for a second term are: Jerry Fowden, CEO, Cott Corporation; Seth Goldman, president…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

October 1, 2014

American Beverage Association Announces Election Of Members To Its Board Of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of five members to its Board of Directors.

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September 23, 2014

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation

American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Work Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Per Person Nationally by 20% by 2025

(NEW YORK) September 23, 2014— The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo to announce a new landmark agreement to decrease beverage calories in the American diet.

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August 19, 2014

ABA President And CEO Susan Neely Named Chair Of ASAE Board Of Directors

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.

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June 2, 2014

William Dermody Joins American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Policy

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. 

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Today's SmartBrief

KeVita CEO predicts mainstream success for probiotic drinks

KeVita CEO Bill Moses said probiotic drinks, like his company's kombucha, will soon see success in mainstream grocers, not just specialty stores. A distribution agreement with PepsiCo has helped KeVita expand its customer base. "Everywhere you see an Odwalla or a Naked or a Bolthouse, I believe you are going to see KeVita and kombucha," Moses said. BevNet.com (10/1)

Nestle unveils $11M expansion of Ohio testing facility

Nestle opened the $11 million expansion of its product testing facility in Ohio this month, adding 35,000 square feet of space for evaluations of such brands as DiGiorno pizza, Haagen-Dazs ice cream and Poland Spring bottled water. The Dublin facility is primarily a quality-assurance facility for its U.S. and Canadian production centers. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (9/27)

Report: How people snack differently around the world

Overall trends show that the snack industry is growing, rising by 2% over the past year to nearly $400 billion worldwide, and a recent study by Nielsen found that snacking preferences differ across the globe. Americans prefer salty snacks; Asians prefer refrigerated snacks; confections dominate Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and cookies and cakes reign in Latin America. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (9/30)

Pepsi chases millennials with curated content hub

PepsiCo is hoping to draw millennials with digital content that centers on sports, film, music and other topics. Pepsi Pulse content ties in with partnerships with other media companies and features celebrities including Victor Cruz and Beyonce. MediaPost Communications (9/30) 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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