With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions almost underway, there’s a lot of attention around the future inhabitants of the White House. Regardless of who is elected in November, one thing is for certain: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has a pretty amazing history.  In fact, on this very day in 1812, the White House was invaded by foreign forces – the British - for the first and only time. The British troops entered the District of Columia and burned the White House in retaliation for the American attack on York in Ontario, Canada.

Like the White House, our industry also has a long history, with its roots dating back to the 1800s. Our industry was born from the American entrepreneurial spirit and has continued to innovate since its inception. In fact, you can visit our Delivering Choices website to discover the myriad beverages our member companies offer – all in a wide variety of type, portion size and calories.  It’s also a great resource for our readers who are interested in learning more about the proactive works of our industry.