In West Philly, owner Jeff Brown is closing his ShopRite store, citing a loss of about 25% of its business over the last two years because of the tax on soda and sweetened drinks, reports the WSJ’s Notable & Quotable.
Philly Mayor Jim Kenney evidently remains committed to the beverage tax. From the website of Philadelphia’s WHYY, June 11, 2018:
Kenney said in a brief interview that he remains committed to the beverage tax, which poor and working people can avoid paying.
“This is a tax on a product that doesn’t have to be purchased and is bad for you,” he said.
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