The Truth About Alcohol: Facts vs Myths

By National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) // February 7, 2019 CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On January 23rd, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida Chapter held a Truth About Alcoholseminar in its information center in downtown Clearwater. Guests learned about the short and long-term effects of alcohol: such as liver…

Predicting the Future of Salty Snacks

U.S. consumers remain the globe’s top snackers By NACS Online // January 24, 2019 With the popularity of clean labels, consumers are looking for the presence or absence of certain ingredients when they choose something to nosh, reports Mintel, the consumer research organization. According to a story at Bakeryandsnacks.com, ingredients are changing in snacking worldwide, with…

Cashierless Technology Heats Up

Established and startup companies are working on ways to streamline shopping By NACS Online // January 23, 2019  Twelve months ago, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go cashierless convenience store. Today, startups and established companies are working on ways to replicate that success and streamline shopping, Bloomberg reports. From startups like Mighty AI to retail giants like…

Beware of Private Loans

By Ronald G. Acho // Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, PLC Janelle and Doug Duncan owned a real estate agency in the Florida. The married couple borrowed $36,762 from ABC Merchant Solutions. In addition to other paperwork required for the loan, they were required to sign a ‘confession of judgment.’ The Duncans set up automatic…

Despite Conflicting Evidence, A New Report Finds Legal Marijuana Does Not Impact Alcohol Sales

By Tara Nurin // Forbes Weighing in on an issue that weighs heavily on alcoholic beverage suppliers, the Distilled Spirits Council released new research that shows the sale of legalized marijuana does not impact alcohol purchases, at least in the three states that have allowed recreational pot smoking the longest. In announcing its findings Thursday, the council,…