The Spectrum newsletter is published six times a year and covers all aspects of Pennsylvania's retail food industry. It provides legislative/regulatory updates, PFMA member activities, PFMA staff news, a Buyer's Guide, and advertisements from our Corporate Leadership Sponsors. Download the full November/December issue here.
legislator spotlight: State rep. joanna mcclinton
What are your top three legislative priorities in 2021? First of all, COVID relief is No. 1. This pandemic is getting worse by the day. The Governor in his briefing (December 10) shared a true concern that our hospitals are going to be overwhelmed. So, from our small businesses that have been negatively impacted... Read more!
LEGISLATOR SPOTLIGHT: STATE Sen. Kim Ward
What are your top three legislative priorities in 2021? I think this year has changed our priorities. I think the priority for right now is the Constitutional Amendment, Senate Bill 1166 that gives the legislature a seat at the table after 21 days of a state of emergency. Of course, we’re going to have a great challenge with our budget, and we just heard DC isn’t going to help us at all, so that will be a huge challenge... Read more!
Creating new partnerships during a pandemic
Timing is everything. Just two weeks after the U.S. shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, Jeff Allen sold his family’s nearly 110-year-old distribution company. On March 27, Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors became a division of National Convenience Distributors (NCD), along with HLA Distributors and J. Polep Distribution Services. While Allen Brothers and the rest of the wholesale distribution industry... Read more!