Anheuser-Busch, Starbucks Hit the Bottle

The two companies are joining forces to brew bottled Teavana tea NACS Online Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks announced that they are working together to produce, bottle, distribute and market the first Teavana Ready-to-Drink (RTD) tea in the United States, with an anticipated product launch in the first half of 2017. According to a Beverage Marketing Corporation…

Retail Food Safety Forum

Plan now to attend the FMI/National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) inaugural Retail Food Safety Forum in Cincinnati on November 5 – 6, 2012. Through interactive learning, peer discussions, and idea exchanges, you will take away actionable resources to improve your company’s food safety program. The Retail Food Safety Forum courses are designed to offer comprehensive education…

Gift Now and Value It Later

To make the most of the $5.12 million gift tax exemption amount while it’s available, many families are making large gifts this year. Such gifts can be a challenge, however, if they consist of illiquid, difficult-to-value assets, such as interests in a closely held business or family partnership or a family limited liability company (“FLP”).…

Brush Up on Your Bourbon Facts

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month in September, Forbes.com recently ran an article titled “6 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Bourbon.” Here is a summary of the six interesting facts: Bourbon is heavily regulated. Unlike whiskey, it’s illegal to supplement bourbon with added color or flavoring. In addition, bourbon must be made in…

Pumpkin Forecast

This summer’s drought reduced the number and size of pumpkins in many growers’ patches, but some say the summer’s abundant sunlight also produced more attractive pumpkins, and growers who irrigated their crops have both better-looking and bigger pumpkins to offer. It’s too early to tell whether the drought will affect the supply or price of…