BEVSA Newsletter: Telling our own stories

The aim of this newsletter is simple: Telling our own stories is important.

The beverage industry is comprised of some of the most innovative and well-respected companies in the world. Our presence is felt in every corner of every community in our country, from our products in the aisles of big and small grocery stores and restaurants, to our local delivery drivers who distribute them, to our support for community initiatives and more.

We’re an industry that takes extraordinary steps to be part of the solution, whether it’s helping meet a community’s needs, doing our part to address childhood obesity or making calories more understandable for consumers While we see some positive signs in our business environment, there are also challenging issues such as the current debate on Sugar Tax.

In this inaugural edition, you will read about how BevSA is part of meaningful solutions to help reduce obesity, from product innovation and clear labelling to support programmes that promote balanced, active and healthy lifestyles, Our members are delivering more choices, including soft drinks, ready-to-drink teas, water, sports drinks, fl avoured and enhanced waters, juices, energy drinks and more.

Posted in Newsletter, Stories on Feb 21, 2018

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Latest news

  • Health Promotions Levy – a net negative impact on South African non-alcoholic beverage industry

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Feb 28, 2019

    In the ten months since the Health Promotions Levy (HPL) was introduced, it has put pressure on the local non-alcoholic industry in already difficult operating conditions, as well as raising prices for hard-pressed consumers. The net impact of the levy has been compounded by subdued economic growth in the country and higher input costs of raw materials and ingredients, in particular, sugar. Consequently, this is limited the opportunity for growth and job creation in the sector and has resulted in downward pressure on the full value chain.