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.…

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…

Consumers Have a Growing Appetite for Protein

Research indicates consumers place high importance on protein when planning meals, shopping and eating, but they may not have accurate knowledge about all protein sources By NACS Online   Protein is important. According to a report from consumer research firm Nielsen, 55% of U.S. households say protein is a major consideration when buying groceries, and…

Amazon Could Open 3,000 C-stores

Ambitious expansion of cashierless Amazon Go stores in the next few years seen as potential threat to QSRs and fast casual restaurants By NACS Online   On the heels of unveiling its first Amazon Go store in Chicago in September, Amazon.com Inc. is now considering scaling up with as many as 3,000 new cashierless Amazon…

Consumers Are Souring on Added Sugar

Additional sugar on ingredient lists can have a negative impact on purchasing decisions, shoppers say By NACS Online   Consumers say that listing added sugars on the upcoming new Nutrition Facts Label would impact their purchase decisions, according to a survey by Ingredion Inc., an ingredient provider based in Westchester, Illinois, and reported by Food Business…

Pennsylvania’s Skimming Law in Effect

The law criminalizes the act of placing skimming or scanning devices on ATMs and gas pumps By NACS Online   Pennsylvania’s new law that criminalizes putting scanning or skimming devices on ATMs and fuel pumps is now in effect, Land Line Magazinereports. The previous regulation made it hard for prosecutors to charge individuals who are…