Businesses Speak Out Against the Proposed Food and Beverage Tax

July 29, 2016

Recently some lawmakers have been pushing the idea of a food and beverage tax to fill their budget gaps. But voters and small businesspeople have caught…

Why People See Through Soda Taxes

July 28, 2016

Politicians who try and slap taxes on common grocery items quickly learn that people see these regressive taxes for what they are – a government money…

A Long History of Success

July 27, 2016

America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry has a long history rooted in communities large and small. Polar Beverages, one of our members, is a wonderful…

Three Reasons Why Americans Don’t Support Beverage Taxes

July 26, 2016

Taxes on common grocery store items are unpopular with the vast majority of Americans. Take Philly – nearly 60 percent of Philadelphians were against…

Fairfax County, Va. Proposes Regressive “Meal Tax”

July 25, 2016

Taxes on foods and beverages are especially harmful because they impact lower income families, who already spend a higher percentage of their income on…

An Industry of Firsts

July 20, 2016

Forty seven years ago today, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. His famous words, “That’s one small step…

Business Owner Speaks Out on Impact of Taxes

July 15, 2016

Taxes on products like juices, teas and soft drinks can have a devastating effect on local businesses. We saw this illustrated in Mexico after the implementation…

Focusing On What Works Rather than Fighting Over What Doesn’t

July 14, 2016

Politicians often try and sell soda taxes by claiming they will lower obesity and make people healthier.
In an op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, American…

Neely: “Collaboration and education are the better way forward”

July 13, 2016

Americans think soda taxes are a bad idea which is why tax proposals have been rejected 43 times since 2008. In a piece for The Hill, American Beverage…

We Can’t Tax Our Way to Better Health

July 11, 2016

Taxes on common grocery items do not improve public health, yet some public health activists and lawmakers tout them as the answer to our public health…