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Environmental Responsibility Is Our Priority

April 23, 2014

With the recent enthusiasm around Earth Day, people everywhere are looking for ways to do their part to better the environment.  Here at Sip & Savor, we have been doing just the same.  All year long, environmental responsibility is a top priority for our member companies, from the design of our packaging to water use to the way we ship our products.

Our bottles and cans are 100 percent recyclable and are among the most recycled products in the world.  And through innovative, lightweight packaging, we are reducing the amount of materials used in our packaging.

In addition, our member companies build “green” buildings that capitalize on the latest advancements in energy efficiency and environmental design, such as solar roofing.  We also use hybrid vehicles, which are among the most environmentally-friendly…


News Releasesview all News Releases

April 22, 2014

American Beverage Association Marks Earth Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry celebrates Earth Day – today and every day – through its cutting-edge sustainability practices and ongoing efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

March 31, 2014

Research Presented At Cardiology Conference Fails To Show Causal Relationship Between Diet Beverages And Cardiovascular Events

“This study’s actual results do not show that drinking diet beverages causes cardiovascular events among any population.  The lead author also states this in a news release.  Being overweight, however, is a major risk factor for heart disease.  Diet beverage consumption has been shown to help with weight loss as part of an overall weight management plan, with numerous studies repeatedly demonstrating their benefits in helping to reduce calorie intake.”

February 25, 2014

American Beverage Association Supports First Lady's Announcement On School Wellness

America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s common-sense efforts to strengthen school wellness policies, including support for aligning food and beverage signage in schools to reflect what is allowed under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations. 

February 13, 2014

Soda Taxes Burden Businesses, Put Good Jobs At Risk

"No matter how you look at it, soda taxes mean fewer jobs. Americans have made it clear they don't support taxes and other restrictions on common grocery items, like soft drinks. Soda taxes have unintended consequences on middle-class jobs and small businesses. For these and other reasons, tax proposals continue to fail wherever they are introduced.

Change happens when everyone works together - government, academia, healthcare and businesses like ours. It's time we collaborate to find real solutions. We hope serious thought leaders will agree."


Today's SmartBrief

Coffee pods account for more than 40% of ground coffee sales

Single-serve coffee pods accounted for 41.2% of the ground coffee sales in the four weeks ended April 12, up from 32.5% for the same period last year, according to Nielsen. The category dollar sales increased 29.5% from the previous year for the time period, and unit growth increased 38.2%. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is the category leader, garnering 34.8% of the market, followed by Starbucks with 14% and J.M. Smucker with 11.5%. FoodNavigator (4/23)

Mintel: Tropical flavors could boost juice sales

Pom Hula made with pomegranate, pineapple and apple juices; Welch's Passion Fruit Fruit Juice Cocktail Blend made from passion fruit, grape and apple juices; and Welch's Dragon Fruit Mango juice blend featuring pear, mango, dragon fruit and guava juices are just a few examples of the tropical flavors that Mintel says might help boost juice sales. The juice industry increased product launches 25% from 2009 to 2013 and hit $15.5 billion in sales, according to Mintel. (France) (4/22)

Caliwater cactus water looks to grow beyond natural products sector

Caliwater, which produces ready-to-drink prickly pear cactus water, launched Jan. 1 this year and is eyeing plans to grow beyond the natural products segment and take on coconut water. Currently, Caliwater is sold online and in a few stores in Southern California. The beverage blends prickly pear cactus juice and extract with filtered water, stevia and organic lemon juice for a beverage with 32 calories and 7 grams of sugar in each 11-ounce bottle. "We're having to pave a road here with the first RTD natural cactus water of its kind," said co-founder Matt McKee. (France) (4/22)

Boyd Coffee Co. introduces single-serve coffee pods

American City Business Journals (4/22) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

Worth a Watch...

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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