Category Archives: Director’s Chair

Innovation: Oppurtunity & Challenge

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In this business, there truly is a beverage for every taste and occasion.  Low, no or mid calorie?  Yes.  Caffeine or not?  Both.  Does that come in a different size or a different packaging?  Yes and yes.  All of these choices and more fill consumer demand for great taste, functional benefits and portability. All Good? Continue Reading

Farm to Fork: Recent GMO Labeling Vote Rational Way Forward

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For the past several months, thousands of stakeholders in the American food chain—literally farm to fork—have struggled against misinformation, junk science and parochial state laws to guide a workable GMO labeling law through Congress. Representing Ohio’s beverage industry, I was one of those thousands working in a national coalition of passionate advocates. My Ohio-based colleagues, Continue Reading

Telling Our Story Matters

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Every spring our Ohio Soft Drink Advocacy Day brings over 100 leaders to Columbus to meet with legislators. House and Senate members, and their very capable legislative aides, make time to hear about industry leadership and concerns.  Some years we have specific requests or concerns, but every year we tell our story of economic and Continue Reading