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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:13:10 PM »
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For distributors, declines are higher than forecast because retailers stocked up on pre-tax inventory

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
What fantastic news!

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 11:24:51 PM »
>retailers stocked up

Yeah, I think it'll knock sales down about 30-40% when supply normalizes.  I was kind of shocked by the $$$-amount Philly added as a tax.

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 01:38:15 AM »
Mexico's sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/22/mexico-sugar-tax-lower-consumption-second-year-running

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The UK intends to introduce a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2018, and estimates it could generate as much as £863m a year from retail sales

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 06:46:13 PM »
Looks like this might be a bad year for Big Sugar.

Sugar’s “tipping point” link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed

http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/2017/02/23/sugar-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease/

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 07:23:17 PM »
The data coming out on sugar has been pretty damning.  Many politically find it hard to accept a tax to modify social behavior, so I doubt this will happen at a national level anytime soon.  If we could get rid of the subsidy on corn and soy it would make HFCS more expensive which might accomplish the same thing. 

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »
>damning

Don't forget 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat

That relates to this thread and the recent one about "When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes"

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Pepsi is laying off up to 100 workers in Philadelphia and blaming a 2-month-old soda tax

http://www.businessinsider.com/pepsi-blames-soda-tax-for-layoffs-2017-3

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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 03:37:46 PM »
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Re: Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 05:57:58 PM »
I'm reading Robert Lustig's Hacking of the American Mind currently. I'm not far enough into it to know for sure, but I think it's fair to say that Lustig argues that Big Sugar used many of the tactics of Big Tobacco and Big Oil to get the populace addicted to their product which, he argues, should not be classified as food.

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UK: Why Ribena fans have been left with a bad taste in their mouths

Drinks companies had to decide whether to pay the UK government’s sugar tax or to reformulate – which explains why our favourite purple drink now has a slightly odd flavour.


https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/mar/16/why-ribena-fans-have-been-left-with-a-bad-taste-in-their-mouths