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American Beverage Association Responds To Research On Soda Sales

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Statement:

"Our member companies offer a wide variety of product choices, portion sizes and calorie counts, and continue to innovate with more choices to meet evolving consumer needs. Our industry believes in the soft drink business and sees opportunity for continued innovation and growth. Beyond soft drinks, our companies also offer ready-to-drink teas and coffees, water, sports drinks, juices and more."

Additional Background:

  • America's beverage companies are making it easier for people and their families to choose a beverage that is right for them by delivering more choices, smaller portions, fewer calories and clear calorie labels.
  • Low- and no-calorie sweeteners offer consumers yet another way to enjoy their favorite beverages, while maintaining and managing their weight.
  • Low- and no-calorie sweeteners can help reduce calories consumed and aid in maintaining a healthy weight, a position supported by the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • 45 percent of all non-alcoholic beverages purchased today have zero calories.

The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.  For more information on ABA, please visit the association's Web site at www.ameribev.org or call the ABA communications team at (202) 463-6770. 

SOURCE American Beverage Association

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