The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) represents the bottlers, distributors and employees of the soft drink industry in Illinois. Our soft drinks are made in Illinois.
Since 1929, the Illinois Beverage Association has been at the forefront to promote the massive economic and community footprint made by the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Beverage companies are an instrumental part of the state, its local communities and tens of thousands of Illinois families. Every day our association works to make sure that your initiatives are the focus of our leaders and partners minds.
More than 50 soft drink bottling plants and distribution facilities are located throughout Illinois and provide direct and indirect employment for more than 100,000 Illinois residents.
“Calories from beverages such as regular sodas and fruit drinks make up 6 percent of Americans’ daily caloric intake. Reducing the number of calories consumed from beverages in the United States is imperative to helping curb obesity. We commend the beverage industry for making this strong commitment to reducing the number of beverage calories consumed per person by 20 percent.”
- Dr. Howard Wechsler ,
CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
“In fact, just today, the nation’s largest beverage companies announced that they’ll be taking steps to provide clearly visible information about calories on the front of their products – as well as on vending machines and soda fountains. This is exactly the kind of vital information parents need to make good choices for their kids.”