American Beverage Association Statement On Soda Taxes

November 5, 2014

“People don’t support taxes and bans on common grocery items, like soft drinks.  That’s why the public policy debate has largely moved on from taxes and bans.  Our industry will continue working with serious policy leaders to focus on meaningful solutions that address the complex issue of obesity.

American Beverage Association Announces Election Of New Officers To Board Of Directors

October 29, 2014

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.

American Beverage Association Announces Election Of Members To Its Board Of Directors

October 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Beverage Association (ABA) today announced the election of five members to its Board of Directors.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce Landmark CGI Commitment to Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed Across the Nation

September 23, 2014

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.

ABA President And CEO Susan Neely Named Chair Of ASAE Board Of Directors

August 19, 2014

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.

William Dermody Joins American Beverage Association As Vice President Of Policy

June 2, 2014

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. 

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

May 12, 2014

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.

American Beverage Association Marks Earth Day

April 22, 2014

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.

Research Presented At Cardiology Conference Fails To Show Causal Relationship Between Diet Beverages And Cardiovascular Events

March 31, 2014

“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.”

American Beverage Association Supports First Lady's Announcement On School Wellness

February 25, 2014




America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s common-sense efforts to strengthen school wellness policies, including support for aligning food and beverage signage in schools to reflect what is allowed under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations.