Big Soda’s tax claim falls flat with grocers

Posted on October 9, 2016 | sfchronicle.com By Heather Knight

The beverage industry has already spent about $14 million to defeat three controversial soda tax measures on Bay Area ballots next month, and almost all of their ads use the phrase “don’t tax our groceries.”

The advertisements claim that not only will sugary drinks cost more if the measures pass, but so will everything else at the market. But is it true that everything from paper towels to broccoli will be more expensive?

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