Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group to Form $12 Billion Company with North American Footprint

Proposed Merger to Allow Greater Focus on Innovation and Differentiation in Rapidly Changing and Competitive Marketplace BY BUSINESS WIRE Republic National Distributing Company, LLC (“RNDC”), a distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, and Breakthru Beverage Group, LLC (“BBG”), a distributor and broker of beer, wine and spirits in the U.S. and Canada—both members…

Succession Planning and Real Estate

By Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M. Planning for a business succession – sale or transition of a business to new owners – is as important as planning for business formation or business operations. In our experience, however, planning for business succession is often not thoroughly thought through and done haphazardly. Real estate businesses such as…

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi: Changing Corporate Culture Is Not a ‘Feel-Good’ Project

By Sissi Cao // The Observer   “You cannot [only] be involved with the charity on weekends and run the business during the week,” Michael Milken, chairman of Milken Institute, summarized PepsiCo’s “performance with purpose” mantra during his interview with PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi at Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit yesterday. Nooyi joined PepsiCo…

Fast-Casual Pizza Heats Up

Across the country, more restaurants are serving up unique pies in a quick environment   By NACS Online   A relatively young concept, fast-casual pizza is taking off, with affordable, dine-in pizzerias springing up all over the country, Eater reports. Pie Five, Pieology, MOD Pizza, Blaze and Martina all promise quick, fresh pizza made to…

Healthy Solutions

What are customers looking for in good-for-you snacks with healthy ingredients?   By NACS Online   Two years ago, organic product sales increased more than 10% year-over-year, nearly tripling the growth of the food market overall, according to the Organic Trade Association. Today, 75% of households now regularly purchase organic foods, especially in urban and…

BP to Reintroduce Amoco Fuel Brand

First branded station expected to open this year   Refiner and supplier BP announced today that it will reintroduce its Amoco retail fuel brand, giving current BP marketers more growth options in select U.S. markets and helping BP boost retail fuel sales nationwide. Last seen more than a decade ago in the United States, the…