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ENGAGED – Franklin Davis, a senior lobbyist at the American Beverage Association, proposed to Ariel Shelton, who works in community engagement at the Kennedy Center. Franklin asked Ariel in Charleston, S.C., over the Presidents' Day weekend. Ariel was completely surprised – so much so, that it took ...
Catch him at FoodBytes in his role as a mentor and find his articles in publications such as the Huffington Post, SmartBrief, and FoodDive. If you enjoyed this article, join SmartBrief's e-mail list for our daily newsletter in partnership with the American Beverage Association. We also have free newsletters for ...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week (Jan. 30) voted in favor of hearing the case, brought by a collection of distributors, small retailers, and the American Beverage Association, an industry trade group. In agreeing to hear the case, the court turns the battle in Pennsylvania into one of national interest.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the next stop for the American Beverage Association's attempt to overturn Philadelphia's 1.5-cents-per-ounce ... The American Beverage Association has lobbied hard against the tax, using a variety of arguments to argue for its repeal, including month-by month shortfalls ...
“Imposing an artificial price hike on American companies that employ millions of people will weaken the economy and hurt working families by raising prices, costing jobs and reducing incomes unfairly,” said Susan K. Neely, American Beverage Association President and CEO. “Tariffs on our companies' ...
The American Beverage Association led the effort against AB 319. “The best way to improve on cap recycling is with public service reminders that get people to 'Keep the Caps On!' when discarding containers in recycling bins,” said Fredericka McGee, the group's vice president of California government ...

That court rejected the arguments of several retailers and beverage distributors, as well as the American Beverage Association, that the tax wasn't simply a levy on sweetened drinks, but instead a “power grab” by the city that could undermine businesses and overlapped with the already existing state sales ...
The city's Eat, Play, Learn PVD program won second place for mid-sized cities in the 2018 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards hosted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA), the philanthropic arm of the American Beverage Association.
It has never gone into effect because it was put on hold after the American Beverage Association, California Retailers Association and California State Outdoor Advertising Association sued to challenge it. Both sides declared Monday that they expect to win the court's eventual ruling. “San Francisco's law is ...
Flake spoke during the conference's Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards luncheon, which was sponsored by the American Beverage Association, whose members include producers and bottlers of soft drinks, bottled water, and other non-alcoholic beverages. The non-partisan conference of mayors from ...
The American Beverage Association, the lobbying organization that supports soda manufacturers, rejects the scientific community's oft-stated conclusion that soda consumption can have negative health effects. In fact, it contends that its products are safe for pregnant women. “The European Food Safety ...
The new year comes with new arrivals, and for Seattle, WA that means a new tax on beverages with sugar, according to the American Beverage Association. Seattle's city council passed a 1.75 per ounce tax that went into effect on January 1. This tax impacts all beverages with sugar, including sports drinks, ...
Meanwhile, the Ax the Bev Tax Coalition, which is funded by the American Beverage Association, issued a news release Friday decrying the tax and calling for its repeal. The release, marking the one-year anniversary of the tax, repeated claims from business owners that jobs have been lost due to the tax.
A coalition of Seattle businesses backed by the American Beverage Association has handed out more than 100,000 fliers warning consumers of the higher prices, spokesman Jim Desler said. In Philadelphia, where a sweetened-beverage tax took effect this year, non-chain retailers have passed on 100 ...
Despite some progress, more work is needed to reduce calories consumed from beverages, according to a statement from American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown. The statement, issued in response to an interim Beverage Calories Initiative report from the American Beverage Association and the ...
But two months later, the board voted 15-2 to repeal it, thanks in part of a multimillion-dollar “Can the Tax” campaign waged by the American Beverage Association. Not to be left behind by the changing times, West Virginia is revisiting its sweetened beverage law in the hopes of raising more revenue. If legislators do enact a ...
“Imposing an artificial price hike on American companies that employ millions of people will weaken the economy and hurt working families,” Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association, said in a statement. Tariffs “will greatly increase our manufacturing costs and harm many ...

14, $22,000 from the D.C. based American Beverage Association and $22,200 from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group PAC in Texas. As of Dec. 31, the last filing with contribution and expenditure information, the beverage PAC had $144,481 available at the end of last year. The PAC was born as former New ...
The American Beverage Association, the lobbying organization that supports soda manufacturers, rejects the scientific community's oft-stated conclusion that soda consumption can have negative health effects. In fact, it contends that its products are safe for pregnant women. "The European Food Safety ...
... the president and CEO of the American Beverage Association, told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and Political ...
That study received funding from the American Beverage Association. Some of the top-selling products in food stores are beverages, so it's ...
... about obesity in this country or globally,” said William Dermody, spokesman for the American Beverage Association, an industry trade group.
An earlier published study, which was supported by the American Beverage Association, assessed total sales at eight area grocery stores and ...
In July 2015, the American Beverage Association filed suit against the City and County of San Francisco. It argued that the warning label ...
A coalition led by the American Beverage Association has been fighting the tax. Both parties are waiting to hear whether the Pennsylvania ...
William Dermody, vice president of media for the American Beverage Association, told Bloomberg Law. “It's because of the nature of this tax.
Those ads were paid for by the American Beverage Association of California, a super PAC that spent tens of millions of dollars campaigning ...
... working-class people," said William Dermody, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola and ...
Prior to the January 1, 2017 effective date, the American Beverage Association (ABA) together with retailers, distributors and consumers filed a ...
Many believed the American Beverage Association, and its Can the Tax Coalition, made Cook County its "ground zero" against the expansion ...
He has met with the American Beverage Association, which is fighting against it. The tax remains hotly contested almost 10 months after it went ...
The Ax the Philly Bev Tax, funded by the American Beverage Association, spent $14 million in the city lobbying against the tax since 2016.
Both are organized by the American Beverage Association in collaboration with local soda distributors. Kenney would not say if his planned ...
William Dermody of the American Beverage Association, a lobby group, was jubilant claiming the repeal of the tax showed that “beverage taxes ...
Those who say the repeal of the Cook County pop tax was a victory for the American Beverage Association miss the point of what really ...
Groups such as the Can the Tax Coalition, which includes the American Beverage Association and merchants, understood what Preckwinkle ...
Between the Can the Tax Coalition, funded by the American Beverage Association, and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ...
In American Beverage Association v. the City and County of San Francisco, a three-judge panel held that the California Retailers Association, ...
Leah Tillotson, owner of The Columbia Theatre, and David Thorp of the American Beverage Association gave a presentation against the tax.
Two black pastors filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association last week, claiming that soda manufacturers ...
Lawsuit Alleges Coca-Cola, American Beverage Association Deceiving Public About Soda-Related Health Problems ...
The American Beverage Association, which claims that its members represent 95 percent of energy drinks sold in the United States, disputed ...
Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association have hired lobbyists in an effort to repeal the Vermont Bottle Bill. Please don't let corporate ...
Its treasurer is well-known Democratic attorney Michael Kasper, who counts the American Beverage Association among his clients.
The American Beverage Association said in a statement that it has launched various initiatives to encourage healthy calorie intake among ...
The American Beverage Association funded study indicates that Philadelphia families were fleeing city supermarkets subjected to the 1.5 cents ...
The group's treasurer is well-known Democratic attorney Michael Kasper, who counts among his clients the American Beverage Association.
He also met with the American Beverage Association before the primary race, and has been critical of the tax on sweetened beverages.
Can the Tax Coalition is funded by the American Beverage Association, the industry trade group representing giant corporations such as ...
The American Beverage Association countered that message last week, launching a radio spot that attacks the city and the tax as hurting ...


 

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