The American Beverage Association (ABA) is the trade association that represents America's non-alcoholic beverage industry. ABA was founded in 1919 as the American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages, and renamed the National Soft Drink Association in 1966. Today the ABA represents hundreds of beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries.
Together, they bring to market hundreds of brands, flavors and packages, including regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, ready-to-drink teas and energy drinks.
ABA provides a neutral forum in which members convene to discuss common issues while maintaining their tradition of spirited competition in the American marketplace. The Association also serves as liaison between the industry, government and the public, and provides a unified voice in legislative and regulatory matters. As the national voice for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry, the American Beverage Association staff of legislative, scientific, technical, regulatory, legal and communications experts effectively represent members' interests.
ABA member companies represent the non-alcoholic beverage industry and the range of products they provide. With everything from regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas.
America’s beverage companies—Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and Pepsi—are spearheading multiple initiatives that help reduce beverage calories from sugar in your family’s diet. Whether it’s providing more choices with less sugar in stores or removing full-calorie soft drinks from schools, we’re always looking for different ways to support your efforts to make every day a balanced one.
ABA’s scientific research mission is to inform and clarify discussion through scientific inquiry held to the highest standards of integrity. Our member companies adhere to voluntary guidelines when it comes to disclosing information about their products and the ingredients they contain.
The non-alcoholic beverage industry plays an important role in the U.S. economy, and we are proud to contribute to that impact.
Through member support, ABA serves as an effective organization of producers, franchise companies and suppliers, and acts as strong national voice for the refreshment beverage industry.