American Beverage Association

Type: Organization
Name: American Beverage Association
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

LETTER: Residents organizing to help update the bottle bill

To the editor:Question 2 on the Nov. 4 state ballot will ask residents if they want to update the Massachusetts bottle bill, which was first passed in 1982. This update will expand the bottle bill to include the many single-use containers that have come ... [Published Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]

I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey.Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif. in ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Massachusetts Bottle Bill Campaign Heats Up with $5M Donation from Beverage Association

The bottle bill campaign is taking off. A coalition of opponents to a ballot initiative that would expand the state's bottle deposit law released their first television ad Monday, funded by a $5 million donation from the American Beverage Association. ... [Published Waste360 - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

US supermarkets and ABA launch anti-bottle deposit campaign

US supermarket chains are launching a TV advertising campaign to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question that would expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.The 60-second advertisement ... [Published Foodbev - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

Tough new ad opposes bottle bill expansion

The campaign opposed to a ballot initiative to expand the state’s beverage container deposit law is out today with a tough TV spot, decrying the “forced deposits” and saying it would increase grocery costs.“It means higher prices on juice, water, iced ... [Published Boston Globe - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Our Opinion: Follow the TV ad money

Berkshire TV viewers were largely spared political campaign ads through the primary season but that is about to change. From the west will come ads on Albany stations extolling the virtues and detailing the vices of congressional candidates Berkshire ... [Published Berkshire Eagle - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

ABA announces passing of Denise Burke

Beverage Industry is saddened to report that American Beverage Association (ABA) Vice President of Membership and Administration Denise Burke passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 59. Denise served the beverage industry through her work at the ABA for more ... [Published Beverage Industry - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax | Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans,We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the soda industry who sell over $65 billion[1] worth of soft drinks in America each year.But rest assured, we've ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey.Rather than hang up I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley in November. ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Measure D Holds Ground Against Soda Industry Lawsuit

[Berkeley]  Today, Judge Evelio Grillo upheld language in Berkeley’s Measure D that describes the sugary drink tax as a tax on distributors, not consumers.  “We are very satisfied with the outcome,” says Eric Gorovitz, a Berkeley parent and Measure D ... [Published Value Walk - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Berkeley Soda Tax Opponents Say Ballot Language is Misleading

Measure D opponents have filed suit alleging that the ballot statement for the measure is biased, misleading and false.Opponents of a measure on the November ballot in Berkeley thatwould impose a one-cent-per ounce tax on soda drinks have filed suit ... [Published Albany Patch - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

No finance reports yet from No on E, pro-soda tax, campaign

Advertisements attacking the proposed soda tax in San Francisco are everywhere - from billboards to Web banner ads to literature being handed out around town by people wearing those ubiquitous red T-shirts. But the campaign to defeat Proposition E on ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 27 2014]

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"I would just go and look at the filings online, it should all be in accordance with the law," she told us, in a phone interview. "That was the first event I was at All the information on what we do is at RodriguezStrategies.com."
...thinking that big beverage companies like Coke and Pepsi care more about recycling than we do," said Phil Sego of the Sierra Club in a statement. "These adverts are bought and paid for by the big beverage companies who will profit from keeping things as they are now, with bottles littering our parks and waterways."
"If you live in Massachusetts and you walk down the street or you go to a ball field or sit on a beach or hike in a park or go outside your house, you know without seeing those studies that water bottle litter is everywhere" Domenitz said
And anybody who leaves the house "doesn't need a study to back that up," according to Domenitz. "If your kid plays ball at a park or you walk your dog, or you go to the beach, or you live in the city, or you hike a trail, you've had the experience of seeing littered bottle water containers, sports drinks -- the things that don't have a deposit."

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LETTER: Residents organizing to help update the... [Published Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Sep 19 2014]
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Malvern Schools Win Awards for Fighting Childho... [Published KARK TV - Sep 18 2014]
Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary] [Published Baltimore Sun - Sep 17 2014]
Berkeley Vs. Big Soda [Published Press and Dakotan - Sep 17 2014]
Big Soda targeting the soda tax [Published San Francisco Bay Guardian - Sep 17 2014]
Massachusetts Bottle Bill Campaign Heats Up wit... [Published Waste360 - Sep 16 2014]
Will SF’s New Tech Workers Vote? [Published BeyondChron.org - Sep 16 2014]
US supermarkets and ABA launch anti-bottle depo... [Published Foodbev - Sep 16 2014]
Tough new ad opposes bottle bill expansion [Published Boston Globe - Sep 15 2014]
Bottle bill campaign heats up with $5 million d... [Published MassLive - Sep 15 2014]
Bottle bill foes pour cash into campaign [Bosto... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 14 2014]
Our Opinion: Follow the TV ad money [Published Berkshire Eagle - Sep 13 2014]
ABA announces passing of Denise Burke [Published Beverage Industry - Sep 12 2014]
Ballot questions could boost November voter tur... [Published Boston Globe - Sep 12 2014]
McMorris Rodgers to Young Women: Be Risk Takers [Published National Journal - Sep 11 2014]
Galvin: Mass. ballot questions will improve tur... [Published Cape Cod Online - Sep 11 2014]
Read the Full Article [Published BevNET - Sep 10 2014]
Big Battle in the Soda Tax War [Published AllGov - Sep 10 2014]
NAMA Files EPA Request for Comment Extension on... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 10 2014]
Billboards use small business owners to fight S... [Published KGO San Francisco - Sep 10 2014]
Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 10 2014]
Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 09 2014]
Money pours into ballot question campaigns [Published Boston Globe - Sep 09 2014]
Monster Beverage Asks Court to Void Subpoenas F... [Published Bloomberg - Sep 08 2014]
Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Published Huffington Post - Sep 08 2014]
TEDMED 2014 Kicks Off With Unprecedented Roster... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - Sep 08 2014]
Environmentalists, businesses battle over bottl... [Published Patriot Ledger - Sep 06 2014]
Energy Drinks in the Courtroom [Published Natural Products Industry Insider - Sep 05 2014]
National Journal to Host Through the Ceiling: E... [Published Media Bistro - Sep 03 2014]
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Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Issu... [Published theCSRfeed - Sep 02 2014]
SOURCE: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable DESCRIPTION: September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) issued today a set of guiding principles on ecosystem services , intended to help beverage companies ...
Why Alan Pyke Ought to Resign – And Won't [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 16 2014]
On Thursday, Alan Pyke, an economics editor at Think Progress, the blog of the Center for American Progress, the liberal think-tank in Washington, tweeted out that he wished Fox News chief Roger Ailes would die a “slow, painful” death—“and soon.” ...
PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Partner to I... [Published theCSRfeed - Aug 05 2014]
PepsiCo is addressing both curbside and on-the-go recycling as part of its goal to help grow the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50 percent by 2018. SOURCE: PepsiCo DESCRIPTION:<p style="">PepsiCo and <a href="http://www.nature.org/" st ...
Michelle Obama’s Pro-Water (Soda Silent) Campai... [Published Swampland - Jul 23 2014]
First Lady Michelle Obama devoted Tuesday afternoon to telling Americans to drink less sugary soda, without actually saying anything bad about sugary soda. More Obama to Sign Bill Improving Worker Training President Obama Plans to Act as Mentor in ‘My ...
Michelle Obama’s Pro-Water (Soda Silent) Campai... [Published TIME.com - Jul 23 2014]
First Lady Michelle Obama devoted Tuesday afternoon to telling Americans to drink less sugary soda, without actually saying anything bad about sugary soda. It’s been nearly a year since the First Lady launched the “Drink Up” campaign, a subset of the ...
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