Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey acknowledges the UK sugar tax is likely to have ‘some impact’ on the company in the UK – particularly for classic Coca-Cola – but is optimistic that the industry is well prepared to minimize the impact of the levy.
A New Zealand taxpayers’ lobby group has accused those who are pushing for a tax on sugary drinks tax of “post-truth virtue-signalling”, citing evidence that many of their claims are demonstrably wrong.
Industry group, the Food and Drink Federation, has called for the UK's sugar tax to be put on hold due to the economic fragility of the post-Brexit environment - but campaigners have slammed it as opportunistic.
"No single action will be effective in reducing sugar intakes," concludes Public Health England's report which recommends cutting price promotions, junk food advertising and setting a sugar tax. We look at some reactions to the findings.
Danish excise duties on confectionery, ice cream and soft drinks have been raised in 2013, making it "very difficult" to be a Danish food and drink company, according to leading domestic confectioner Toms.