The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement today regarding implementation of the law raising the federal minimum purchase age for tobacco to 21. While the law is effective immediately, the FDA ... Read more »


A small Central Iowa town has lost its only grocery store. The Heartland Market in Jewell has closed. With approximately 1,200 residents, Jewell citizens now ... Read more »


"We have entered a decade that will be critical for the future of our planet's health," said Ramon Laguarta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo ... Read more »

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The U.S. Department of Labor released its long-awaited Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “Joint Employer” rule governing when one business may be legally responsible under federal wage and hour law for another company’s employee. ... Read more »


"Our Casey's future is bright, our financial performance is strong, putting us at the top 20 percent of all US retailers,” said Darren Rebelez, Casey's CEO. Read more »


The Iowa Egg Council, in partnership with Fareway, recently conducted a buy two dozen, give one dozen promotion during the holiday season. The campaign aimed to provide ... Read more »


“This acquisition marks an exciting advance in the Nielsen Global Connect Business,” said Pat Dodd, Chief Commercial Officer for Nielsen Global Connect. “Driven by a mutual desire to enhance collaboration between the manufacturing and retail industries, this is a game changing deal." Read more »


Iowa Grocers Education Foundation (IGEF) has made available 92 scholarships for the 2020–2021 academic year but applicants must submit their applications by March 1, 2020. Read more »


Cashing in on rising demand for imitation meat, major retailers including Kroger and Walmart recently began to carry Beyond Meat’s plant-based burgers and sausages.

Now, several stores are creating similar products that will compete with Beyond Meat. Read more »


A new Dollar General Store is under construction in the small Plymouth County Town of Kinglsey. The store will open sometime in the near future, but already one local business is concerned about the future ... Read more »