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Texas Craft Brewery Grows Production, Adds Distribution Texas Craft Brewery Grows Production, Adds Distribution

Lakewood Brewing Co. is more than doubling the size of its brewery and partnering with its first third-party distributor.

EU, US Battle to Protect Use of Bologna, Bratwurst in Impending Trade Negations EU, US Battle to Protect Use of Bologna, Bratwurst in Impending Trade Negations

Extending its push for stricter naming conventions on American-made foods, the European Union is now aiming for the meat market.

Marani Gains Nationwide Distribution for Wines, Spirits Marani Gains Nationwide Distribution for Wines, Spirits

Marani Brands started national distribution through Restaurant Depot at over 30 locations.

Craft Brewers Decry Proposed Florida Bill Craft Brewers Decry Proposed Florida Bill

Craft brewers are calling out powerful distributors for racketeering.

Expanded Distribution for Torie & Howard Expanded Distribution for Torie & Howard

Availability of Torie & Howard’s organic and kosher certified hard candy continues to expand with the addition of new distribution in eastern and western states and new retail placements across the country, including in Wegmans and Sprouts.

Beer Distribution Gets Easier Under New Texas Law Beer Distribution Gets Easier Under New Texas Law

Freetail Brewing Co. will sell its lagers and ales through wholesale distribution channels for the first time due to changes in Texas law that allows brew pubs to sell their beers off-site.

Sid Wainer & Son Sid Wainer & Son

Some of the world’s finest and freshest foods come through this century-old wholesaler and retailer’s Massachusetts warehouse. And if the owners can’t find what a customer needs, they’ll grow it.

The Ups and Downs of Going Local The Ups and Downs of Going Local

Does featuring locally sourced ingredients on your shelves and menus drive business? Or does it just increase costs and cause other business challenges? Restaurateurs and retailers share their experience with the benefits and obstacles of keeping it close to home.

Industry Voices: Weighing In on the Farm Bill Industry Voices: Weighing In on the Farm Bill

Following approval of the Farm Bill in February, members of the specialty food trade shared their reactions and thoughts on what the new law, expected to save about $16.6 billion over the next 10 years, means for the industry.

The Numbers Behind Our Industry The Numbers Behind Our Industry

The specialty food trade again reports healthy sales growth, according to the “State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014” report, compiled by the Specialty Food Association and Mintel International. Dollar sales for retail and foodservice grew 18.4 percent, our annual report reveals.

CT to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017 CT to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017

Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation that would increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

Arctic Apple's US Entry Remains on Ice Arctic Apple's US Entry Remains on Ice

After years of testing, a Canadian company, Okanagan Specialty Fruits, filed an application with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February 2012 for “deregulation,” which would permit unrestricted cultivation and marketing of Arctic Apple.

Cheese Industry Embattled over EU Naming Proposal Cheese Industry Embattled over EU Naming Proposal

Supporters argue it's good for the industry and the consumer, but the EU’s proposal on restricting naming conventions for cheeses could result in consumer confusion and hardship among American cheesemakers.

Specialty Food Distributor Opens Storefront Specialty Food Distributor Opens Storefront

Rick Osborn, owner of the distribution center Central Coast Specialty Foods in Santa Maria, Calif., will open a storefront in Lompoc, Calif.

Getting Into the Club: How to Bring Your Products to Club Stores Getting Into the Club: How to Bring Your Products to Club Stores

Why to do it, and what it takes to be successful in the club markets.

BREAKING: Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel to Host 2014 sofi Awards BREAKING: Cronut Creator Dominique Ansel to Host 2014 sofi Awards

The Specialty Food Association has announced acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel will host this year's sofi Awards, taking place during the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Product Diversion: How to Protect Your Business Product Diversion: How to Protect Your Business

If you are a producer of specialty foods or beverages, chances are you have faced product diversion, or will at some point.

Artisanal Cheese Seeks Entries for Grilled Cheese Competition Artisanal Cheese Seeks Entries for Grilled Cheese Competition

Artisanal Cheese, distributor of high-quality cheeses with a wine bar and bistro in New York City, will host its fourth annual Grilled Cheese Competition on National Grilled Cheese Day, Saturday, April 12.

Product Diversion: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself Product Diversion: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

Diversion—the practice in which merchandise intended for a particular distribution channel is shifted to be sold in another without the knowledge or permission of the primary vendor—is a growing concern for the specialty food trade. Diverting fosters financial unpredictability and potential brand-value erosion for manufacturers. ...

Review of Overtime Pay Rules May Impact Salaried Workers Review of Overtime Pay Rules May Impact Salaried Workers

President Obama will direct the U.S. Labor Department to review overtime regulations that exempt many salaried workers from earning overtime wages.

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