Beverage Taxes - A Money Grab

November 29, 2016

Pro-tax advocates and lawmakers often sell beverage taxes to the public by claiming the revenue will go toward solving public health challenges like obesity…

Cook County Commissioner Comes Out Against Beverage Tax

November 28, 2016

Just last month, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to slap a tax on common grocery store items like soda, juice drinks, sports drinks, tea –…

Taxing Beverages Raises Revenue but Doesn’t Impact Health

November 21, 2016

Taxes on beverages are often sold on false claims that they will reduce obesity and make people healthier, but the fact is there is zero evidence to back…

Doing the Hard Work

November 17, 2016

There is no question that rising rates of obesity is a challenge for our country. The looming question is what’s the best way to address it? In a letter…

Staying Balanced Through the Holidays

November 14, 2016

The holiday season is about to be in full swing, and with endless celebrations with friends and family, many people are also thinking about how to cut…

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

November 10, 2016

Today marks the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Marines were established by the Continental Congress in 1775 to serve as a special…

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…