MFA NEWS SCAN NOVEMBER 17, 2014

MFA NEWS SCAN NOVEMBER 17, 2014


- Thursday, November 20, 2014



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WGA SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The Women Grocers of America (WGA) invite you to nominate yourself or another exemplary female in the independent food sector for the 2015 WGA Woman of the Year Award.  The WGA Woman of the Year will be recognized for her accomplishments at the National Grocers Association Show in Las Vegas, NV at the Mirage Casino and Hotel.  The award recipient will also receive complimentary registration to the 2015 NGA Show and gala.  The prestigious WGA Woman of the Year Award was established by the WGA Board of Directors in 1996 to give visible support and recognition to outstanding women in the independent grocery industry who have achieved excellence in business, civic work, and charitable causes in their neighborhoods and local communities.

Nominees should exemplify the true characteristics of a leader with passion for the independent grocery industry, a visionary and strategic thinker, a standout representative of her company or organization, and the perseverance to face almost any challenge presented.  The nominee can be from any sector of the independent food industry.  From single store retailers to multistate wholesalers to state association executives, women from all sectors of the industry are considered for this prestigious award.  Nominees must be female professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the independent food sector.  Nominees do not have to be a member of WGA, but must be employed by a member of NGA.  Deadline for submission is December 5, 2014.  For a nomination form please contact the office or WGA directly at: WOMEN GROCERS OF AMERICA, Attn: Kristine Bender, 1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 250Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 516-8828, Fax: 703.516.0115 Email: wga@nationalgrocers.org.

 

WESTMINSTER BOH WITHDRAWS TOBACCO BAN PROPOSAL

On Wednesday, November 19 the Westminster Board of Health withdrew its proposal to ban tobacco sales in the Town of approximately 7,400 located 20 miles north of Worcester.  The three member Board of Health voted 2 to 1 to withdraw the proposal from consideration.  If it had passed, it would have made Westminster the first town in the country placing an outright ban on the sale of tobacco products.

 

FALMOUTH MA PASSES BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS, 2ND CAPE TOWN

During a protracted Town Meeting vote on Tuesday, November 18, Town Meeting Members in Falmouth voted in a “majority” to pass Article 31, a plastic bag ban for all establishments operating in the Town of Falmouth.  Specifically, the ban affects bags made of plastic, with integral handles and thickness less than 2.5 mils that are intended to be used for the transport of products purchased at an establishment.  Stores can charge a minimum of ten cents for paper or other acceptable bags.  The by-law takes effect 18 months from the effective date.  Falmouth is the second town on the Cape to enact a plastic bag ban.  Provincetown approved a similar ban during its Special Town Meeting three weeks ago, effective April 15 for plastic bags 1.5 mils or thinner.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.

 

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MFA NEWS SCAN NOVEMBER 17, 2014


- Thursday, November 20, 2014



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