soda tax

Why Investors Should Fear Soda Taxes

With both obesity and fiscal austerity on the rise, makers of unhealthy foods are a tempting target for taxation. While companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald's are most obviously in the sights of the food police, the rest of the food industry may be vulnerable as well.

Would Soda Taxes Mean Flat Beverage Stocks?

Beverage company stocks may remain a sweet investment even if recently proposed taxes on soda are enacted. Companies such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have been diversifying into healthier product lines, which should help reduce the impact of soda taxes on their bottom lines.