Seattle Company Warns of ‘Economic Damage’ from Beverage Tax

March 24, 2017

It is a known fact that taxes on common grocery items fall hardest on those who can least afford them. They also hurt local businesses and put jobs at…

Philadelphia Tax Gouges Consumers, Retailers and Workers

March 22, 2017

Taxes on common grocery items harm consumers and businesses who can least afford them and economic data and research confirms that this approach to addressing…

Tax Foundation: Soda Taxes ‘Hurt Workers and Consumers’

March 16, 2017

How many times have you heard from a politician that the answer to a problem is a new tax? These days it seems lawmakers are pushing soda taxes as the…

Beverage Taxes Threaten Hardworking Families and Small Businesses

March 14, 2017

In Illinois, law makers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on beverages like juice drinks, soda, sports drinks and teas to help balance the state’s…

Philadelphia’s Economic Lesson

March 8, 2017

A little more than two months has passed since Philadelphia’s 1.5 cent per ounce tax on beverages took effect and Mayor Kenney and Philadelphians are getting…

America’s Beverage Companies Are Partnering for Meaningful Solutions

March 2, 2017

America’s beverages companies have been dedicated to taking comprehensive approaches to tackle the complex issue of obesity. Our industry believes that…

Seattle-based Beverage Company Speaks Out Against Taxes

February 28, 2017

Discriminatory taxes on food and beverages have real consequences for real people. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is proposing a tax on beverages and Jones Soda…

Philly Beverage Tax is a “Job Killer”

February 27, 2017

The beverage tax that went into effect in Philadelphia on Jan. 1 caused prices to skyrocket on consumers, and now we’re hearing about the negative impact the tax is having on local small businesses and their employees.

Unraveling the Myths About SNAP

February 22, 2017

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that provides temporary food assistance to families who have fallen on hard times, is the…

The Reality of Beverage Taxes

February 17, 2017

Politicians proposing taxes on common grocery items may see dollar signs but they must remember who will be paying the price. An economics professor and…