NRF praises House’s decision to repeal ACA
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has drawn praise from the National Retail Federation.
"At a time when the economy is still struggling to recover, Congress needs to repeal the healthcare law before it costs millions of Americans their jobs," NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. "Congress set out to make health care more accessible by making it more affordable. Instead, what we may well get is a perfect storm of unintended consequences that drives up costs so high that many companies likely will be forced to cut back their payrolls or discontinue health care coverage even if it means paying fines. Instead of making health care more available, the Affordable Care Act is likely to cost many workers both their jobs and their health insurance.
"It’s time for Congress to go back to work and come up with true bipartisan healthcare reform that focuses first on reducing costs and addressing the fundamental flaws of our healthcare system, rather than destroying jobs and penalizing the very employers who today voluntarily pay for health insurance," Shay said. "As an industry that provides health care coverage for millions of American workers and their families, retail will continue to work with lawmakers to achieve that goal."
As previously reported, the Supreme Court upheld the ACA in a 5-4 decision last month.
Weis’ board declares quarterly dividend
SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets announced that its board of directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share.
Weis’ dividend is payable on Aug. 3 to shareholders of record as of July 20.
Holistic Select introduces grain-free pet food recipes
TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Holistic Select has added two new grain-free recipes to its lineup.
New canine grain-free adult and puppy health salmon and anchovy and sardine meal recipe, as well as feline grain-free indoor health/weight control turkey, chicken and herring meals recipe for pet parents who prefer feeding a grain-free diet while still achieving the digestive health benefits of a food with prebiotics and probiotics, natural fiber, digestive enzymes and botanicals. Holistic Select also said the new grain-free recipes offer complete and balanced nutrition, and are designed to facilitate proper digestion. The grain-free dog recipe also is suitable for pets with allergies, or grain and gluten sensitivities.
The new Holistic Select natural pet food recipes will be available beginning this month.