History of Collaboration

November 9, 2016

The beverage industry has a long tradition of collaboration with our leaders on meaningful solutions to societal challenges. With the 2016 election behind…

Reflecting on President Lincoln’s Re-Election

November 8, 2016

On this day in 1864 President Abraham was re-elected President of the United States with 55 percent of the vote. He carried all but three states.
On that…

Beware of Personal Agendas

November 4, 2016

It is no secret there are special interests pushing taxes that single out certain items in the grocery cart under the guise of improved public health.…

Chamber Speaks Out Against Tax That Would Harm Local Businesses

October 27, 2016

In Cook County, Ill., commissioners have decided to propose a tax on more than 1,000 products in the grocery store, including teas, juices, soda – even…

Taxes on Grocery Items are Regressive and Inherently Flawed

October 26, 2016

Taxes on common grocery items such as beverages are often touted as the solution to our public health woes. As a commentary in the East Bay Times explains…

With Grocery Taxes, Consumers Pay The Price

October 25, 2016

Grocery taxes are often disguised as a distributor tax, but Lawrence J. McQuillan, a fellow and director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at…

A Better Way for Boulder

October 24, 2016

When a discriminatory tax is proposed, local business owners are often the first to step up in opposition. This is because they understand firsthand the…

Regressive Beverage Taxes Are Not The Answer to Budget Woes

October 20, 2016

There could hardly be a worse way for government to raise money than by raising the price of one item on the typical American grocery list. Yet that is…

Tax Foundation: No ‘Tax shortcut for a slimmer America’

October 19, 2016

Soda taxes are often sold on the empty promise that they will make people healthier. But in a piece for U.S News & World Report, Scott Drenkard and Morgan…

WHO's Soda Tax Proposal is "Wrong and Unjustified"

October 18, 2016

A technical committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report suggesting that countries should tax soft drinks as much as 50 percent…