More on the Cook County Beverage Tax
From Vending Market Watch: Chicago Tribune Compares Philly Soda Tax To Cook County’s AUG 14, 2017
Since the Cook County, IL’s sweetened beverage tax went into effect earlier this month, many retailers have reported lost sales and labor cuts, while the Mayor is talking about positive revenue generation and habit change. The Chicago Tribune covered the two sides, comparing it to the Philadelphia, PA, sweetened beverage tax, although in Cook County the tax is on consumers rather than distributors. In Philadelphia, the tax has already driven down revenues, and brought in less money than projected, but continues to be seen by some in a positive way.