Soda: taxes & regulation

Unlike the city of Seattle soda tax, the statewide proposed bill would tax diet drinks as well. ©GettyImages/Kwangmoozaa

Seattle sweetened beverage tax could spread statewide

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A bill from February 2017 has been reintroduced to the Washington State Legislature, calling for a two-cent-per-fluid-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages throughout the state.

Seattle soda tax comes into effect

Seattle soda tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Seattle has introduced its tax on sugar sweetened beverages this month, while researchers from the University of Washington have been tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the measure over the next four years.

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

By Lester Wan, Elaine Watson, Rachel Arthur

Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.

Innovation in low/no sugar gathers pace. Pic:iStock/nixoncreative

Sports and energy drinks: The rise in low sugar NPD

By Rachel Arthur

The upcoming sugar tax in the UK – along with consumers’ concerns over sugar – have encouraged sports and energy drinks brands to step up low- and no-sugar product development. In fact, these varieties accounted for 26% of launches in 2016, according...

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