Don’t Forget to Hydrate!

July 16, 2013

It’s extremely hot here in the District.  And the temperatures are predicted to get hotter later this week all up and down the mid-Atlantic region. …

An Industry of Innovation

July 11, 2013

Innovation drives our industry.  Whether it is creating new products or improving the way we share information with consumers, our member companies are…

Nearly 30 Percent of June Job Creation Came From Food and Beverage Industry

July 8, 2013

Each month, the United Stated Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases its monthly report on job creation.  For June 2013, we learned from the folks…

Don’t Forget to Grab a Beverage!

July 3, 2013

As you get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with your family and friends, we hope you’ll keep yourself hydrated. Whether you’re traveling, sticking…

Grocer to Government: SNAP Out Of It!

July 2, 2013

In recent months, SNAP benefits – better known as food stamps – have come under fire from politicians, and most recently, a group of mayors called…

Worth A Read: Tricking The Public To ‘Promote’ Health

June 28, 2013

This morning, the New York Post ran an op-ed by Baylen Linnekin, executive director of the nonprofit Keep Food Legal, in which he exposes the growing trend…

USDA Builds on the Beverage Industry’s Actions

June 27, 2013

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their new “Smart Snacks in School” standards to ensure healthier options in school vending…

New Poll: Americans (Still) Strongly Reject Soda Ban

June 26, 2013

In a Gallup poll released today, 69 percent of voters said they oppose a law that would limit the size of soft drinks sold in restaurants to no more than…

Having a Heatwave

June 25, 2013

Although we technically have not yet reached the dog days of summer, it sure feels like it in the nation's capital. With temperatures surpassing 90 degrees…

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2013

It's official – summer is here! Today marks the summer solstice where the sun is at its most northern declination and giving us in the Northern Hemisphere…