SPINS Policy Insights - Sugar Scrutiny

Policy Insights: An Examination of the Soda Tax

In 2014, Berkeley, CA, became the first city in the United States to implement a public health-based soda tax. There are now eight jurisdictions in the U.S. to have passed a similar tax, though one in Cook County, IL, has been recently repealed. What do these laws mean for manufacturers and retailers – not to mention consumers? SPINS’ latest Policy Insights report examines sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: where and how they’re taking effect, their impact on the bottom line (and the waistline), and how the industry is responding. Catch up with SPINS Policy Insights on beverage taxes here.
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