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October 22, 2014
There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. We have said it before – people don’t support taxes and bans on common grocery items, like soft drinks. That’s why the public policy debate has moved on from taxes and bans and onto real solutions. If we want to get serious about obesity, it starts with education – not laws and regulation.
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News Releasesview all News Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of five members to its Board of Directors.more
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.more
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
Sales of Natrona Bottling Co. craft sodas rise 60% in growing marketThe slow, rising popularity of craft sodas has led to new products from industry giants, as well as the growth of existing small beverage companies, such as Natrona Bottling Co., which has been making its Red Ribbon craft sodas for 110 years. The soda producer saw its sales grow by 60% between 2010 and 2013, driven by e-commerce and expanded distribution, and has also found a niche market in craft cocktails. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (10/20)
Zero-water operations could be the future for Nestle MexicoJalisco in Mexico is a "water-stressed" area, but Nestle has found a solution for operating a facility there. The Cero Agua dairy factory will primarily use recycled water in its operations, with an eventual goal of zero-water. After milk is heated, the condensation is treated and used to clean the processing machines. The water will then be purified again and used for other factory operations. FoodBev.com (10/22)
Investment relations director Leveridge named Coca-Cola VPFoodBev.com (10/21)
Honeysuckle tea could help treat fluResearchers at Nanjing University in China found that the traditional Chinese medicinal use of honeysuckle tea could be used to fight the most common strains of influenza virus A. Researchers called the boiled mixture of honeysuckle herbs a "virological penicillin," which could be used to fight even more than just the flu. The Daily Meal (10/23) 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.