Chicago Files Suit Against Online E-Cig Companies

Lawsuits says that the companies are selling product to underage Chicagoans By NACS Online // November 14, 2018   CHICAGO – The Windy City filed suit against eight online sellers of electronic cigarettes yesterday, fulfilling a campaign promise made by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Tribunereports. The re-elected mayor said the online retailers are selling…

Minneapolis Could Revamp Healthy Food Ordinance

City requirements on healthy food may change, taking cultural preferences into account By NACS Online // November 20, 2018   MINNEAPOLIS – In 2014, a Minneapolis ordinance required grocery stores, corner shops and c-stores to stock a variety of healthy foods from 10 categories. The goal of this “staple foods” ordinance? Help consumers who don’t…

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…