Supreme Court Rules in Retailers’ Favor in SNAP FOIA Case

Ruling gives businesses stronger protection from forced public disclosure of confidential data By NACS Online // June 25, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a win for retailers, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled 6-3 against a South Dakota newspaper seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) on stores’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) sales data, finding that…

Police ‘Unprepared’ For Pot-Impaired Drivers In Illinois, Law Enforcement Leaders Say

June 19, 2019 // https://herald-review.com/ Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program to develop a roadside chemical test for marijuana.…

Exclusive: RNDC and Young’s Join Forces, Creating an $11 Billion Powerhouse With A 33-Market Footprint

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), the U.S. market’s second-largest spirits and wine distributor, is joining forces with fourth-ranked Young’s Market Co. Pending regulatory approval, the two sides will form a joint venture to operate in all markets where Young’s is now present. The RNDC-Young’s combination will create an $11 billion wholesale giant with a 33-market…

Cannabis stocks fall after FDA hearing on CBD finds conflicting views of substance

June 4, 2019 // www.marketwatch.com Hearing ‘highlighted messy state of the industry, with widespread use of CBD products with minimal standardization,’ says analysts. Cannabis stocks were mostly lower Monday, as investors digested the first reports from Friday’s regulatory hearing on cannabis and its ingredients and the news that Illinois is legalizing weed for adult recreational…

The Big Food Brands Eyeing Marijuana Moves

Calvin Hughes // www.civilized.life // May 19, 2019 As cannabis becomes increasingly normalized, big-name food brands are getting in on the trend. Legal weed is big business these days. The industry pulled in $12.2 billion globally last year by some estimates, and profits are expected to continue seeing masive growth over the next couple of…

Frito-Lay Reveals Summer Snack Index

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summer is America’s busiest snacking season By NACS Online // May 24, 2019 The summer season is packed with snacks. To explore just where, when and how Americans will snack this summer, Frito-Lay has unveiled the next installment of its U.S. Snack Index. Snacks play an integral role in…