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China Tariff Increase Raises Alarm Across Grocery Industry

Major concerns include job loss and higher prices on goods that will get passed on to consumers.

Retailers

Walmart Raises Tobacco Buying Age, Discontinues Sale of Sweet Vaping Flavors

Following a warning letter from the FDA, the retailer said it would also use virtual reality training to enforce compliance.

Issues addressed at the fly-in included permanent tax reductions and more secure payments.

A two-year pilot just launched in New York, with an expansion to other states expected in the near future.

The retailers were among establishments that were asked to submit written plans to address youth access to e-cigs and other products.

In the wake of the USDA’s recently announced final rules for bioengineered foods, grocers must become conversant in the new directive—particularly when it comes to private label and bulk foods.

WGB breaks down the complexities, uncertainties and possibilities related to hemp in grocery.

The anti-electronic-cigarette and tobacco warrior reportedly stepped down for personal reasons.

Problems with EBT benefits are starting to take a toll.

The Lempert Report: The efforts are part of a citywide initiative to transform the attraction into a community gathering place.