National Beverage Group Sues City Of San Francisco; Claims Soda Warnings, Ad Ban Violate First AmendmentThe American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.
Health Advocates Remake Iconic Coca-Cola Ad Into Serious WarningA watchdog group is trying to shake up consumers' perception of soda with a provocative new ad. It turns the famously sweet Coca-Cola "Hilltop" jingle into a sour reminder with a message about the sugary drink.
1990s Flop Crystal Pepsi Could Be Coming BackMore than a decade after it flopped with consumers, PepsiCo (PEP) is poised to bring back Crystal Pepsi.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of LegislationOn Monday, San Francisco's Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.
City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight ObesityA Northern California city says it's taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids' meals.
Berkeley Soda Tax Brings In $116K In First Month AloneBerkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.
Confusion Among Berkeley Retailers On Who Is Supposed To Pay New Tax On SodasThey knew it was coming, but that doesn't make Berkeley’s new soda tax any easier to swallow. Among retailers and restaurants, there is confusion about who is supposed to pay new 1 cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages.
San Francisco Pushing Nation's First Soda Warning Label On AdvertisingSan Francisco could become the first city in the country to require warning labels on advertising for soda and other sugary beverages.
Newly-Enacted Sugary Drink Tax Forces Berkeley Dollar Stores To Replace Soda With WaterLess than three months after Berkeley voters approved a tax on sugary drinks, two 'dollar' stores have pulled sodas off store shelves.
Store On Oakland/Berkeley Border Narrowly Avoids Sugary Beverage TaxShoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.
Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Other Soda Makers Spend Millions To Defeat San Francisco TaxThe Coca-Cola beverage company alone spent nearly $6 million.