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Doing Our Part To Help Educate Consumers

July 11, 2014

Our industry is always looking for ways to help keep our consumers informed and educated about the myriad beverage options available so they can make the choice that's right for them and their families.  Not only did we lead the way on clear calorie labeling with a bold initiative that places calorie information on our products, we then implemented the Calories Count Beverage Vending Program which displays calorie information on beverage vending machines.  Through these initiatives, which place calorie information consumers want and need in an easy to read and understandable way, we are providing information and reminding them that “calories count."


News Releasesview all News Releases

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.

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.”


Today's SmartBrief

Unoco brings its "raw" coconut water to the U.S.

Unoco's "raw" coconut water has made waves in the U.K. during its first year on the market and will soon be available in the U.S. at California and New York retailers. The company uses high-pressure processing instead of pasteurization, which differentiates it from market leader Vita Coco. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (7/11)

Fermentation may help produce consistent stevia

Stevia producers like Stevia First, DSM and Cargill have started fermenting stevia to help produce a consistent quality product. The fermentation also produces a sweetness that is more similar to sugar and more familiar to consumers. (7/11)

Unilever divests Slim-Fast brand

Unilever has sold a majority stake in its Slim-Fast brand to private equity firm Kainos Capital. "This transaction, along with previously announced divestitures, will give us the focus to drive growth behind our core portfolio," Unilever's Kees Kruythoff said. Kainos said Healthy Delights founder Chris Tisi would become Slim-Fast's new chief executive. Reuters (7/10)

U.K. entrepreneurs introduce Overly sports drink

Young U.K. entrepreneurs Chris Hannaway and Will Hammersley are introducing their latest product, Overly sports drink. The stevia-sweetened beverage contains robust amounts of vitamins and electrolytes and is marketed with a cheeky humor that is appealing to its target audience of active young males. NutraIngredients (7/10) 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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