Who We Are

 

CBA is the trusted and leading voice for Canada’s sustainable, collaborative, responsible, and competitive non-alcoholic beverage sector.

 

The non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing sector contributes over $5 billion to Canada’s GDP and 55,868 full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs across Canada

 

What We Do

 

CBA works on behalf of its members and in collaboration with key stakeholders to strengthen, protect and promote a competitive business environment that inspires responsible and sustainable innovation and growth while contributing to a strong Canadian economy.

 

CBA is committed to supporting the leadership of its members on voluntary initiatives that educate consumers to make informed decisions about the beverages they choose.

 

CBA is committed to supporting the leadership of non-alcoholic beverage producers in driving Canada’s beverage container circular economy, meeting regulatory obligations through proactive stakeholder education and policy development (municipal, provincial and federal), and collaborating with stakeholders to develop and operational extended producer responsibility organizations.

 

What Drives Our Work

  • Trusted and Evidence-based – As the voice of the non-alcoholic beverage sector, CBA leverages most up-to-date science and evidence-based information to support all its efforts.
  • Socially Responsible – CBA and its members are committed to responding in socially and environmentally responsible ways that support Canadians.
  • Innovative and Inspired – CBA and its members are inspired by innovative solutions to proactively address the issues of the day while being mindful of the future.
  • Collaborative – CBA is proud to collaborate with other stakeholders, associations, and each other to address the issues that face the sector.


CBA Members in Canada

  • Alex Coulombe Ltée
  • Amway Canada Corporation
  • Arctic Beverages LP
  • Big 8 Beverages
  • Browning Harvey Ltd.
  • Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
  • 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
  • Nutrabolt Distribution Canada ULC
  • PepsiCo Beverages Canada
  • Red Bull Canada Ltd
  • Refresco Canada Inc
  • Rouge et Bleu Distribution Inc
  • TATA Consumer Products Canada
  • Universal Impex Corporation
  • USANA Health Sciences Inc

Associate Members:

  • Carton Council of Canada
  • Tetra Pak Canada

Company History

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.