Soda Tax

Philadelphia Soda Tax Upheld

Philadelphia, PA – The city’s controversial 1.5-cent-per ounce sugar-sweetened soda tax on beverage distributors was upheld on Wednesday by a Pennsylvania appeals court. The American...
labeling

FDA Extends Timing for Nutrition Facts Label Changes

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will extend the timetable for compliance with its new rules for Nutrition Facts and Supplement...

PepsiCo Courting Vita Coco’s Owners for Potential Acquisition

Harrison, NY — Long-time soft drinks distributor PepsiCo has been reported by Reuters to be in talks to purchase All Market Inc., the owner...

Arteseans Beverages Announces Distribution Partnerships

North Miami Beach, FL — Arteasans Beverages, announced that they will be increasing their current distribution in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions by partnering...

OTA Survey Shows Upward Trend in Organic Sector

Washington, D.C. — According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey that was recently released, the rise in purchases in the American...

SFA Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

New York, NY — The 2017 winners of the Specialty Food Association Lifetime Achievement Awards have been announced. These Association members, along with many...

Kicking Horse Coffee Sold to Lavazza

Bedminster, NJ — According to a press release from Swander Pace Capital, the private equity firm has sold Kicking Horse Coffee, Ltd., the #1...
grocery briefs

Grocery Briefs: June 2017

Purity Foods, Inc., a Hudson, MI-based processor of conventional and organic grains, has been acquired by Andersons, Inc. Grain Group, based in Maumee, OH....

Shareholder Resolution Urges Kroger to Have Independent Board Leadership

A shareholder resolution urging The Kroger Company to separate the CEO and chair of the Board roles will be presented by Lisa Lindsley, Capital...

Mott’s Sued by Beyond Pesticides for “Natural” Claims

Washington, D.C. — Beyond Pesticides, a national environmental health organization, represented by the Richard Law Group has filed a lawsuit against Mott’s, specifically its...

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