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…

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…

Philip Morris Envisions Smokeless Future

The COO said the company would eventually quit nicotine, as well By NACS Online // May 24, 2019 Philip Morris International has a vision for the future, and it doesn’t include cigarettes, FOX Businessreports. COO Jacek Olczak told FOX’s Stuart Varney that the company will “absolutely 100%” going smokeless. “We can un-smoke consumers—we can un-smoke…