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Non-alcoholic Drinks Industry Responds to Calls for a Sugar Tax

21 January 2023

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023, SYDNEY: The Australian Beverages Council (ABCL), representing the nation’s non-alcoholic drinks industry, has responded to the recent call from the Australian Medical Association promoting a tax on Australian consumers and local businesses which manufacture sugar-sweetened beverages. “Diet-related disease is complex and caused by many factors, and all sectors of the shopping […]

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Drinks Industry Dialogue & Annual General Meeting

3 November 2022

The Australian Beverages Council Limited is delighted to be hosting its first in-person event since 2019! Join MC Kim Berry of Yaffa Media along with a line-up of industry experts at the Drinks Industry Dialogue and Annual General Meeting. DID & AGM Members Poster

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Negotiation Training November 2022

25 October 2022

The ABCL is proud to be hosting The Negotiation Series as part of the 2022 NSW Small Business Month program in partnership with the NSW Government. The first of its kind to be offered by the ABCL, this tailored 4-part course will help equip SMEs with skills to strategise, design and execute deals with retail […]

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Australian Beverage Companies to Accelerate Sugar Reduction to 25% Across Their Portfolios

29 September 2022

THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER, SYDNEY: Australia’s largest beverage companies are committed to reducing sugar in their drinks. In 2018, Asahi Beverages, Coca-Cola South Pacific, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and Pepsi Co Australia and New Zealand, committed to reducing sugar across their non-alcohol beverage portfolios by 20% from 2015-2025. With more than 16% of sugar removed from their portfolios […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Responds to Calls for a Sugar Tax

11 May 2022

11 MAY, 2022 The Australian Beverages Council, representing the nation’s non-alcoholic drinks industry, has responded to the recent call from the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and other groups for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. “The non-alcoholic drinks industry has been proudly leading the nation’s reformulation agenda and is the only category in the shopping trolley […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages Industry Sugar Reduction Report Exceeds Target

22 April 2022

Australia’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have reduced sugar across their drink portfolios by more than 16% between 2015 and 2021, placing them well on track to achieve the 20% sugar reduction target by 20251. The finding was released today as part of the KPMG authored 2021 Sugar Reduction Pledge report, commissioned by the Australian Beverages […]

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