Did you know that on this day in 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first workable electric light? Imagine how much our day-to-day lives have been changed because of this “bright” invention!

Not unlike the researchers who constantly seek groundbreaking discoveries, the soft drink companies are also driven by innovation. In fact, our member companies are offering an ever-increasing selection of low- and no- calorie beverages, as well as mid-calorie options.  This innovation helped drive a 23 percent reduction in the average calories per serving from beverages sold between 1998 and 2010.

We’re proud of this work – and hope you’ll take advantage of these great options.  Let’s all grab a tea, sports drink, juice or soda and toast these great innovators!