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April 1, 2018
If you live in Chicago, you have probably heard about the infamous soda tax, which has proven controversial as a policy, with lobby groups and consumers alike decrying the heightened price. With the sweetened beverage tax (SBT) finally repealed, it is important to think about what we’ve learned about this experiment and how it relates […]
March 26, 2018
Our analyst, Florence Schmit, comments on the Sugar tax in the UK. The sugar tax has prompted manufacturers to reformulate their products in advance of the levy in April, by reformulating those brands that belong to the main sugar category ‘culprits’ such as carbonates and juice drinks to reduce their sugar levels below the tax-applicable […]
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April 7, 2017
It’s been three years since the IEPS tax was instituted in Mexico. What does the uncertain impact of the tax on soft drinks mean for future efforts to impose drinks taxes in the US and UK and what factors determine how successful a sugar tax regime might be in driving down consumption? Senior Beverages Analyst […]
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May 29, 2016
  With sugar having an ever-increasing role in development of non-communicable diseases, Euromonitor examines how much sugar consumers in the UK purchase from packaged foods and soft drinks alone, and how that compares to the global figures in light of the proposed sugar tax. Watch on YouTube
Sara Petersson
April 23, 2016
2014 Passport nutrition data shows that the average UK consumer buys around 34kg of sugar each year.
December 28, 2015
The impact of high sugar soft drinks consumption on public health remains a global hot button issue as the beverages industry looks ahead to 2016. Excise taxation on sugary beverages may have the effect of diminishing volume growth opportunity in key categories like carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), juice and concentrates.
November 19, 2015
Taxation on carbonates remains one of the global hot button political issues in packaged consumer goods. Public health advocacy groups maintain that sharp increases in the retail price of sugary, high-calorie beverages can reduce consumption and yield positive social health benefits. Meanwhile, the soft drinks industry often contends that there is no compelling evidence of […]
October 23, 2015
  In 2014, the Mexican government implemented a one peso per litre tax on all drinks with added sugar content. Currently, legislators are considering reducing the sugar tax by 50 percent for beverages that come under the sugar content of 5 grams per 100 millilitres. Reactions to this proposition are varied across the board, but […]
Mark Strobel

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