Food And Beverage Associations Explore Legal Measures Against New York City’s Proposed Ban On Large Sugary Beverages

The American Beverage Association and the National Restaurant Association both say they are exploring legal options as a means of combating the proposed ban on large size sugary beverages in New York City, according to Advertising Age. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: While this proposed ban does not affect vending, it has ignited of the most public debates about what role government should play in restricting consumers’ choices. This is a debate that been long in the making. The proposed New York City ban could very well set precedent for the rest of the nation.

VendingMarketWatch noted yesterday that the ban represents more than one politician’s whim. Government has been saddled with paying for higher health care costs. Hence, government seeks ways to contain those costs. 06-05-12 By Elliot Maras