2018 Year End Tax Strategies and Planning Ideas

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* As we approach the holiday season, Denha & Associates is excited to share another set of end-of-year estate planning tips. Here, we take a look at charitable contributions, asset protection, changes to 529 (education savings) Plans, disposal of digital assets (e.g. that Instagram account you forgot about), considerations for…

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.…

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…