Increasingly Unpopular Soda Tax

July 6, 2011

Earlier this week we read in FoodNavigator-USA.com about a poll that found more than 64 percent of respondents oppose a soda tax.  This is just the latest…

Choosing the Beverage That's Right for You

June 30, 2011

Over the past few days we’ve read a few articles about some research presented last weekend at a scientific conference about the alleged impact of diet…

Taxes Aren't the Answer

June 27, 2011

Last week you may have seen some media coverage of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that concluded that some foods are more likely to…

Putting Calorie Information Right Up Front

June 23, 2011

You might have read about front-of-pack labeling in the news recently, and what some industries are doing to provide information to consumers.  If you…

Philadelphians Rally to Oppose Mayor Nutter's Soda Tax

June 15, 2011

Yesterday in Philadelphia, members of the Philly Jobs. Not Taxes. coalition came out in large numbers to make their opposition to Mayor Michael Nutter’s…

Really, Hawaii? Ads?

June 10, 2011

The Hawaii Department of Health recently began running ads bashing soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages in a misguided attempt to promote healthy…

Something for Everyone

June 7, 2011

Our member companies continue to work on perfecting the beverage landscape to accommodate consumers of all tastes and preferences. New products roll into…

Fight the Beverage Tax in Rhode Island

June 3, 2011

In a recent Op-Ed in The Valley Breeze, Steve Arthurs, chair of the Rhode Islanders Against the Beverage Tax coalition and president and CEO of the Rhode…

Philadelphia Soda Tax: Still a Bad Idea

June 2, 2011

Our followers in Pennsylvania will probably be familiar with the recent proposal from Philadelphia lawmakers to add a new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages…

Breathe Easy, Hawaii - No Beverage Tax

May 9, 2011

The Hawaii Legislature adjourned last week and in doing so, rejected a discriminatory and unfair proposal to tax beverages.  In an effort to plug a hole…