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UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Spokane-based grocery distributor launches first exclusive brand

Spokane-based URM Stores Inc. hopes to quench your thirst.

Outside View: Seattle finds that taxing sugar is complicated

One question is whether customers are shopping in other jurisdictions to avoid the tax, or getting their sugar fix in other products.

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda, sugary drinks

The Seattle City Council has approved taxing soda and other sugary beverages to pay for nutrition and education programs.

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. …

Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds

For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …

Dr Pepper buys Bai for $1.7B, ups low-calorie game

Dr Pepper Snapple Group will pay $1.7 billion for Bai Brands, a fruity drink maker that counts pop star Justin Timberlake as an investor.

Pepsi wants to make its sodas better for you – eventually

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi said Monday that at least two-thirds of the company’s beverages will contain 100 calories or less per 12-ounce serving by 2025. Nooyi said the beverage …

In some parts of open-carry America, even a trip to Wal-Mart can require an AR-15

In a country of relaxing gun laws where it’s now legal to open-carry in 45 states and there are 14.5 million people with carry permits, every day seems to bring …

Diet Pepsi with aspartame returning to shelves in U.S.

Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener.

Zorba Paster: Rethink what you drink

What every mom and every dad should say today, along with eat those veggies, should be, stop drinking your calories.

Candy, beer taxes taking effect in Washington

Along with the month of June come new sales taxes in Washington on candy, bottled water and mass market beer.