Independent analysis marks third consecutive year of notable calorie declines
September 28, 2020
Independent evaluator Keybridge LLC released its annual report on progress toward a nationwide goal, set by the beverage industry and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to reduce the calories and sugar Americans get from beverages. The report noted that 2019 saw the largest single-year reduction in calorie consumption and the third consecutive year of declines since the launch of the initiative.
Association will provide leadership in transition to circular economy for plastics
August 26, 2020
The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., announced it has joined the newly formed U.S. Plastics Pact as a Not-for-Profit Founding Activator. In this role, ABA will provide leadership in the transition to the circular economy for plastics and work with pact stakeholders to promote its acceleration, the association says.
As the trade association celebrated a century of refreshment, it welcomed a network of beverage industry executive leaders for its Centennial Advocacy Summit, which took place Oct. 28-30 in Washington, D.C.
The Coca-Cola Co., Keurig Dr Pepper, PepsiCo team up to reduce plastic waste
October 29, 2019
America’s leading beverage companies — The Coca-Cola Co., Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo — announced the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of the industry’s valuable plastic bottles so they can be made into new bottles.
The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., announced that Katherine Lugar, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), will join ABA as its new president and CEO later this year. Lugar will succeed Susan K. Neely, who led the ABA for 13 years. Neely was named president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) in May 2018.
As many working within this industry know, these taxes extend to nearly all beverage categories (minus 100 percent juice, milk, milk alternatives, infant formula, medical-use beverages, therapeutic meal replacements, or syrup and powder mixes). Many retailers and consumers are noting the confusing nature of these taxes.
Neely named 2017 Trade Association CEO of the Year
April 6, 2017
CEO Update has named Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Washington, D.C.-based American Beverage Association (ABA), the 2017 Trade Association CEO of the Year, an annual award recognizing outstanding trade association executives. Neely received the award for her forward-thinking leadership as the head of the ABA and her dedication and service to the wider association community, the company says.
Beverage Industry’s October issue spotlights leaders throughout the beverage market and how they are steering their company’s throughout the pandemic. Also in this issue is an update on the bottled water market and it continues to post strong volume gains, how natural and organic retailers are combating broader competition, the ingredient solutions available for next-generation performance beverages, and much more!