LIPARI FOODS ACQUIRES ASSETS OF DETROIT CITY DAIRY, INC d/b/a DAIRY FRESH FOODS, INC INCREASING STRONG PARTNERSHIP IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL BRANDS

WARREN, Mich. – Effective August 11, 2017, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., agreed to acquire several assets of Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc. including the Dairy Fresh brand. Dairy Fresh Foods is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. This opportunity expands Lipari’s product breadth and fulfills another strategic goal for the company.…

Michigan Summertime Low RVP Gasoline Restrictions

  By Craig A. VanBuren, Director // Michigan Dept. Agriculture & Rural Development Section 10d of the Motor Fuels Quality Act limits the vapor pressure (evaporative tendencies) of the gasoline sold or dispensed in Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties from June 1 through September 15 each year to not more than 7.0…

Growlers at Retail Food Establishments  

A new regulation has been passed into law allowing the use and marketing of “Growlers” within retail food establishments. Under Public Act 514 of 2016, qualified retailers may now provide on-site filling of growlers. “Growler” means any clean, refillable, resealable container that is exclusively intended, and used only, for the sale of beer for consumption…

UPDATE ON HALF-MILE RULE

By Auday Arabo // AFPD President & CEO For over 40 years Michigan has had what is commonly referred to as the half mile rule. As you know, this rule, with a few exceptions, prohibits another store within a half mile of you from selling liquor if you already do. Is the half mile rule…

Information on New Third Party Facilitator Service License and Direct Shipping of Wine by Specially Designated Merchant Licensees

Public Act 520 of 2016 amended MCL 436.1203 to create a new Third Party Facilitator Service license and to allow Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) licensees to ship wine directly to consumers. These changes become effective March 29, 2017 Third Party Facilitator Service License Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) or Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licensees may use…