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October 29, 2014
In a recent editorial from The Salem News, the editorial board encouraged voters to oppose the expansion of the bottle deposit law in Massachusetts this November. Here’s an excerpt from the editorial:
“Question 2: Expanding the beverage container deposit law — No.
Better known as the 'bottle bill,' this law requires a 5 cent deposit on certain carbonated beverage containers, which consumers redeem when they return the containers to designated locations. This proposed law would expand the deposit requirement to containers for all nonalcoholic, noncarbonated drinks, excepting dairy products, infant formula and FDA-approved medicines.
A 'no' vote keeps the current law the same.
Many consumers simply don’t bother returning their bottles. They forgo their nickels and toss their bottles…
News Releasesview all News Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of Rodger L. Collins, president of packaged beverages for Dr Pepper Snapple Group, as Chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers to the Board.more
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
Kombucha becomes more mainstream with every new productKombucha was once a misunderstood, obscure beverage relegated to natural food and health stores or celebrity diets. With Live Soda and Reed's brands now available in grocers, the fermented beverage is making headway in the mainstream beverage sector. Potential roadblocks for producers that want to expand distribution include refrigerated distribution issues, complications with "raw" labels and the high cost of production. BevNet.com (10/15)
Pepsi to introduce strawberry milk-flavored Pink Cola in JapanThe Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (10/29)
Old Orchard Brands rolls out autumn-inspired fruit juice cocktailsFoodBev.com (10/28)
Study links flavonoids in fruit, tea to lower ovarian cancer riskFlavonoids in citrus fruits and tea may reduce women's lifetime risk of ovarian cancer, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that followed about 172,000 women for 30 years. The data suggest simple diet changes could have an effect on ovarian cancer risk, lead author Aedin Cassidy said. MedicalDaily.com (10/28) 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.