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Have A Great Labor Day!

September 1, 2014

We hope you are having a happy, fun, safe and refreshing Labor Day weekend.

Hopefully you are enjoying time with friends and family, taking one last dip in the pool, grilling something delicious and sipping your favorite beverage.

Thanks for following us here at Sip & Savor!  Have a blast today!


News Releasesview all News Releases

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.

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. 

May 12, 2014

ABA’S Genna Gent Promoted To Head Up Association's Government Affairs Operation

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.

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.


Today's SmartBrief

Dunkin' to pour dark roast this fall

Dunkin' Donuts will roll out a dark roast coffee nationwide next month, after 64 years of brewing up the lighter roasts that have long been believed to appeal to the masses. "It provides an alternative choice for our current users as well as new users who wanted a bolder flavor than Dunkin' original," said John Costello, president of global marketing for Dunkin' Brands. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/28)

Survey reveals changing food-buying preferences

Millennials have different priorities than previous generations when buying food, according to a Food Marketing Institute report. They are more likely to shop and make shopping lists at the last-minute, and they are more likely to base those lists on specific recipes. The report also shows that more consumers are concerned about the sources of the food they buy and the ingredients in the items, compared with a 2007 survey. The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (8/28)

Older consumers prefer "natural" foods over "organic," report says

Consumers older than 55 prefer foods with a "natural" label, rather than "organic," as the demographic becomes wary of overly-processed foods and seek healthier options, according to a report from Canadean. "[O]lder consumers think that 'natural' products are made with care and craftsmanship, whereas they fear that foods marketed around health alone may involve a sacrifice in taste that they are not eager to make," Canadean Analyst Catherine O'Connor said. FoodNavigator (8/28)

Unified Grocers will distribute Alkaline88 bottled water

Drinks Business Review (8/29) 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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