Food Retail

FMI dailyLead®

News and information about the grocery retail industry

FMI dailyLead®

Published in partnership with: Food Marketing Institute

Hormel to acquire Applegate Farms in $775M deal

5/27/2015

  • Fortune
  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Hormel Foods secured an agreement with Applegate Farms to acquire the organic meat producer in a deal worth $775 million, as Hormel seeks to diversify its portfolio and delve further into the "holisti… Read More

PMA SmartBrief

News for produce marketing professionals

PMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Produce Marketing Association

How Whitehall Lane winery is winning on social media

5/27/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

California winery Whitehall Lane has embraced social media, crafting a strategy that has increased the company's base of loyal followers, writes Allegra Demerjian, digital communications manager for t… Read More

NEW SmartBrief

Women's leadership news for retail and consumer goods

NEW SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Network of Executive Women

The benefits and challenges of telecommuting

5/25/2015

  • Gallup.com

Data show that 15% of full-time employees telecommute every day. Employees can manage some of the challenges of working from home by making sure they understand what is expected of them and routinely … Read More

WSWA SmartBrief

Wine and spirits wholesale news

WSWA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

New House bill would cut national excise tax on craft spirits, beer

5/27/2015

  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives Tuesday would support a boom in craft distilleries and breweries across the U.S., dropping the existing tax rate for spirits from $13.50 per proof gallo… Read More