The Canadian sector employs directly and indirectly more than 60,000 Canadians from coast to coast, with over 18,000 jobs in manufacturing. Our jobs are made in Canada, and our products are made in Canada. We proudly represent the makers of more than 60 brands of non-alcoholic beverages in more than 200 facilities nation-wide.
CBA Members in Canada
CBA members directly employ over 20,000 Canadians with production facilities, offices and distribution centers in virtually every jurisdiction across the country. The sale of members’ products through grocery retail, foodservice, vending and convenience channels supports tens of thousands of independent businesses and hundreds of thousands of retail and foodservice jobs.
In addition the purchase of ingredients, supplies and equipment to support, the beverage sector supports tens of thousands more jobs, including in the Canadian agricultural sector.
- A&W Food Services of Canada Inc
- AB Canada Inc.
- Alex Coulombe Ltée
- Amway Canada Corporation
- Arctic Beverages LP
- Browning Harvey Ltd.
- Canada Dry Mott’s Inc, A Keurig Dr Pepper Company
- Cape Breton Beverages Ltd.
- Coca-Cola Ltd.
- Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.
- Eska Inc
- HMM International DMCC
- Ice River Springs
- J.L. Brissette Ltée
- Lassonde Industries
- Monster Energy Company
- Naya Waters Inc
- Nestle Canada
- Nutrabolt Distribution Canada ULC
- PepsiCo Beverages Canada
- Red Bull Canada Ltd
- Refresco Canada Inc
- Rouge et Bleu Distribution Inc
- Skratch Labs LLC
- Sunrider International Canada
- TATA Consumer Products Canada
- Universal Impex Corporation
- USANA Health Sciences Inc
- Carton Council of Canada
- Tetra Pak Canada
In 1940, there were more than 500 independent bottlers of soft drinks in Canada. In this tough pre-war economy, gasoline and tires, vital for the delivery of beverages, were severely rationed. Glass was in short supply. Regulated quotas of sugar caused serious production problems and high taxes were hurting the industry. It was this business climate that provided the impetus for these competitors to begin discussions on forming an association for the benefit of the entire industry. And so, in 1942, the Canadian Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages (CBCB) was created.
The industry thrived for the next 25 years and the CBCB was then renamed the Canadian Soft Drink Association in 1969.
Continued volume growth and prosperity was accompanied by consolidation, packaging innovation and the inevitable regulatory changes which necessitated a major overhaul of the Association’s focus and strategic agenda.
In 2001, the CSDA was renamed Refreshments Canada and was launched with a new structure, staff, board of directors, mandate, objectives and strategic focus.
Finally, in January 2011, Refreshments Canada was renamed the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA).
The Canadian Beverage Association is now the national industry association that represents the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute the majority of non-alcoholic refreshment beverages consumed in Canada.
The association represents more than 60 brands of juices, juice drinks, bottled waters, sports drinks, ready-to-serve iced teas and coffees, new-alternative beverages, carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, and other non-alcoholic beverages.