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Philadelphia retailers say the "food-desert-creating tax" is driving customers to shop elsewhere.

Retailers detail impact of Philadelphia soda tax

A new tax on sweetened beverages in Philadelphia is driving overall grocery sales down and forcing retailers to reduce labor as consumers appear to be shifting their shopping outside the city, according to retailers in the area.

The tax is one of a handful of so-called “soda taxes” that took effect recently, and last week another was proposed in Seattle.

In Philadelphia, retailers are launching a fresh round of opposition by speaking out about the impact the tax is having on

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