Blog: Sip & Savorview all posts
July 22, 2016
The dog days of summer are upon us and this weekend is shaping up to be a scorcher in many regions of the country. While it’s always important to stay hydrated, it is even more critical on hot summer days.
Fortunately, America’s beverage companies offer a wide variety of beverage options to meet your needs for the day. Whether it’s a sports drink, a smaller portion size, water or a low- or no-calorie beverage, they’ve got something for everyone.
America’s beverage companies also make it easy to maintain your balance for the day when grabbing a drink on the go. They place clear calorie labels on every can, bottle and pack they produce and on vending machines.
Whether you’re playing sports outside or enjoying a relaxing pool day this weekend, remember to stay hydrated and safe!
News Releasesview all News Releases
The tax passed today is a regressive tax that unfairly singles out beverages – including low- and no-calorie choices. But most importantly, it is against the law. So we will side with the majority of the people of Philadelphia who oppose this tax and take legal action to stop it.more
In response to today’s release of the FDA rule change on the Nutrition Facts Panel, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:more
Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Focused Efforts in Alabama and Mississippi to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed
American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Working Together to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed in the American diet.more
FREDERICKA MCGEE JOINS AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND OPERATIONS
Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer of the American Beverage Association (ABA), named today Fredericka McGee as vice president of California government affairs and operations for the association.more
Spindrift undergoes rebrandAs part of the company's mission to emphasize its use of real fruit, Spindrift has undergone a rebrand, including simpler packaging with pictures of fruit in the center of the label and replacing "seltzer" with "sparkling water" and "fresh squeezed" with "real squeezed," said CEO Bill Creelman and CMO Strick Walker. BevNet.com (7/21)
Videojet develops beverage packaging technologyVideojet Technologies has developed Beverage Hub, technology designed to help manufacturers keep up with the rapidly changing coding and labeling requirements. The company expects worldwide beverage sales growth of 3.9% over 2015 levels. BeverageDaily.com (France) (7/21)
Consumers look for indulgence among dairy beveragesFoodBusinessNews.net (free registration) (7/21)
Study: Caffeine not as dehydrating as perceivedCaffeine is not as dehydrating as once perceived, said a study by Lawrence Armstrong at the University of Connecticut. After taking two daily caffeine supplements over an 11-day period, hydration indicators of 59 healthy males showed no difference from those who took placebos, the study said. LiveScience.com (7/21) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts
Worth a Watch...
The Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards – a program in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – supports mayors’ ongoing childhood obesity prevention programs in their cities. The 2016 winners were just announced and Fontana, Calif., Mayor Acquanetta Warren received first place for a medium size city for her “Healthy Kids for a Healthy Fontana” program. The program encourages elementary and middle school children enrolled in the city’s after-school programs to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and provides them with additional opportunities for physical activity. Watch this video to learn more about how this program is helping students learn good lifelong habits on balance.