Food & Drink

Two weeks ago, the beer and spirits business contributor to Forbes began her annual year-in-review article by noting that 2021 had not grabbed headlines for merger and acquisition activity. Then 2022 promptly began with a succession of newsworthy mergers and acquisitions. The new shape of these transactions suggests the industry had better buckle up for
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I have a scoop-ette out this morning. The news—that the House of Representatives will hold hearings next Wednesday on consolidation in the food industry leading to food price hikes—anchors a broader feature. Antitrust enforcement has been insufficient for decades, and the food industry is a prime example of the consequences. Mergers and acquisitions have swept
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The appeal by U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark was simple. “We need more workers”, she told CNN on Tuesday. As the U.S. economy is struggling with staff shortages and record resignations, Clark’s appeal to double legal immigration to the U.S. is still highly controversial. Data aggregated by the Migration Policy Institute shows that
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Ferrara, a 127-year-old bakery, is a Little Italy destination and one of the last surviving pastry shops in the neighborhood. It’s famous for pastries such as cannoli, tri-color cookies, and tiramisu. But around November and December, its most coveted dessert turns to struffoli, a Neapolitan holiday dessert. Insider’s Taryn Varricchio headed to Ferrara to learn
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Environmental Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer, Frederick “Dharshie” Wissah relaxes in his simple, yet highly aesthetic Nairobi apartment. On the walls, equidistant canvases in warm hues detail natural scenes, depictions of struggle and rural reflections; iconic images that have earned him awards, exclusive commissions and features in celebrated global publications. Critics would rightly say that Dharshie’s
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Over 8500 grocery workers at over 80 King Soopers/City Market locations in Denver and Colorado Springs are going on strike this Wednesday January 12th. The negotiations between UFCW Local 7 and Kroger KR owned chain have reached an impasse, with the union rejecting the latest company offer. The union has also commissioned a timely report on
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Innovation and the willingness to think outside the traditional box were the keys to success in the beer market in 2021. That’s the message from a recent Bump Williams Consulting (BWC) report that looked at both 52 and 104 weeks of NielsenIQ data. Developed as part of BWC’s deep dive into retailer growth strategies, it
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Last week Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced a plan to reinstate the state’s “Drinks-to-Go” initiative. Launched in 2020 amid pandemic lockdowns, the program afforded a financial lifeline to bars and restaurants struggling to stay afloat. With Omicron in full swing, many of those same small businesses are again facing financial hardships. Reinstatement would
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