soft drinks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on soft drinks


PepsiCo taps healthier drinks market with SodaStream deal

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:55 PM

PepsiCo and arch-rival Coca-Cola have been diversifying away from their mainstay sodas in part to counter the onset of anti-obesity sugar taxes around the world

Taxes on sugary drinks hurt sari-sari stores – survey

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

A Nielsen study shows consumers have been drinking less sugary drinks and even taking items out of their grocery baskets, as prices rose with the implementation of the tax reform law

PRICE HIKES.The retail price of a one-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, for instance, is projected to increase to P43 from the current P31, due to the tax reform law. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Falling international sales continue to dog Coca-Cola

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The company says its bottom line was affected by the strong dollar s impact on earnings from countries with weak currencies

epa04687363 Indonesian workers stand near the Coca-Cola products in the Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) Cikekodan Plant in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, 31 March 2015. According to reports, the company will build a new plant in Cikedokan with planned investments worth 500 million US dollars to accelerate growth in Indonesian market in the next three to four years. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Britain defends new sugar tax following criticism

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:00 PM

It s disappointing that the government has chosen to single out soft drinks says Coca Cola s Jon Woods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 22: Various bottles of soda are displayed in a cooler at Marina Supermarket on July 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot for a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax. If the measure passes in the November election, tax proceeds would help finance nutrition, health, disease prevention and recreation programs. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Britain imposes sugar tax on soft drinks to cut obesity

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:10 PM

2015 data show majority of British adults and more than a quarter of children between two and 15 are overweight or obese

epa03243482 A display of soda at a store in New York, New York, USA, 31 May 2012. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans yesterday to implement a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The law is another effort by the administration to fight obesity. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

'Soft drinks' tax won't impact PH sugar industry – lawmaker

Nov 12, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Citing studies Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo says local sugar farmers won t be adversely affected by the proposed tax measure

EXCISE TAX. Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo expects HB 3365 to pass on second reading in two weeks.

House committee approves 'soft drinks' tax

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:07 PM

If the law is passed an excise tax of P10 will be imposed for every liter of sugar sweetened beverage

Beverage makers: Soft drink tax to 'burden' consumers, economy

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:31 PM

The Beverage Industry Association of the Philippines cites 4 reasons why it believes the proposed tax measure would be counterproductive

Soft drink tax a ‘good health measure’ – IMF official

Jun 11, 2015 - 1:37 PM

An International Monetary Fund official likens the proposed measure to the sin tax law as it also has health benefits

Soda war activists look to tobacco as model

Jun 06, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Experts say however that combating consumption of sugary drinks will require multiple approaches

Soda ban in schools has unintended consequences

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Is soda consumption the real enemy or the excess calories in children s diets?

BAN SOFT DRINKS. The Healthy Beverage Options Act of 2014 proposes to ban unhealthy beverages like soft drinks in all schools, from kindergartens up to high schools, both private and public. Rappler file photo, Graphic by Emil Mercado

Bill seeks to ban soft drinks in schools

Feb 27, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Studies show that carbonated or soft drinks are rich in sugar caffeine artificial sweeteners and carbonic acids which can be harmful to health

BAN SOFT DRINKS. The Healthy Beverage Options Act of 2014 proposes to ban unhealthy beverages like soft drinks in all schools, from kindergartens up to high schools, both private and public. Rappler file photo, Graphic by Emil Mercado

Coca-Cola hit by disappointing sales, weak outlook

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:59 AM

The US beverage maker says weak economic conditions pinched consumption leading to a dip in its profits

The Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of AFP

PH to slap soft drinks with higher taxes?

Jan 24, 2013 - 4:21 PM

A former government official calls for higher taxes on soft drinks following the passing of the sin tax reform law which increases excise taxes on cigarette and tobacco products