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Morgan Of Snyder’s-Lance Named Snack Food Association Chairman, And More…

Dan Morgan
Dan Morgan

Convenience Store News In Brief

Dan Morgan, chief sales officer for Snyder’s-Lance and new chairman of the Snack Food Association (SFA), has some Massachusetts roots. He formerly owned Patriot Snacks of Foxboro, Massachusetts, before he started working for Snyder’s-Lance after he sold the company in 2002. He still lives in Boston with his wife and three children. Morgan, vice chairman of the SFA, took the gavel as chairman at the SFA’s Snaxpo show in late March in Orlando, Florida…

Two Massachusetts towns have decided to increase the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Kingston Board of Health adopted the age requirement and also favored restricting blunt wraps and prohibiting the sale of tobacco products within 500 feet of schools. The Danvers Board of Health also agreed to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. The board also banned sales at healthcare and educational institutions and retailers with pharmacies…

Los Angeles, the nation’s second largest city, is the latest to join the movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, as the Los Angeles City Council voted last week to phase in the increase by 2020. The city currently has a minimum wage of $9 an hour. The legislation, which would phase the $6 increase in over five years, gives businesses with fewer than 26 employees an extra year to phase in the wage hike. The increase would make Los Angeles the third—and largest—city to institute a floor of $15 an hour, following Seattle and San Francisco.

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Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Mike enjoys touring various supermarkets to check out the latest foods and trends. When he isn’t writing, he takes pleasure in sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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