LIPARI FOODS FINALIZES ACQUISITION OF MICHIGAN-BASED JERUSALEM FOODS TO EXPAND ETHNIC FOOD OFFERINGS

WARREN, Mich. – On Friday, October 19, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., closed on the acquisition of the Mediterranean food business of Jerusalem Foods, including the Sahtein brand.  Jerusalem Foods is headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan.  This opportunity expands Lipari’s product breadth and fulfills another strategic goal for the company.…

FDA Steps Up Scrutiny of E-Cigarette Industry

Manufacturers told to submit plans describing how they’ll address the issue of underage e-cigarette use By NACS Online – October 15, 2018   In another round of scrutiny over electronic cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued letters of inquiry to 21 manufacturers of e-cigarettes following charges that approximately 40 products are being…

UST Regulations Fully in Effect

The 2015 Underground Storage Tank regulation went into effect on October 13th By NACS Online – October 17, 2018   Three years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an update to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulation and the state program approval regulation in the Federal Register. The revisions strengthened the 1988 federal UST…

Overall Beer Volume Dips in 2017

But craft and imported brews grow, and consumers say they’d pay extra for a sustainable brew By NACS Online – October 15, 2018   The beer category suffered in 2017, with total volume falling 1.1% to 2.8 billion 2.25-gallon cases, according to the Beverage Information Group’s 2018 Beer Handbook. Total beer consumption has declined for five…