New Yorkers passing on soda for water

|By:, SA News Editor

Grocery store sales data from the New York City area indicates consumers are buying more milk and water instead of soda and juices.

Sales of soda dropped 6.8% this year while the tail-off in juice was 6.1%. Even sports drinks took a hit, with the category showing a sales drop of 5%.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been one of the biggest advocates of limits on sugary drinks, but so far not many other cities have taken up the anti-soda fight with vigor.

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