The Cook County soda tax is expected to generate more than $200m next year, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue. ©iStock/OcusFocus

Cook County soda tax due to take effect today

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A penny-per-ounce Sweetened Beverage Tax in Cook County, Illinois, goes into effect today after a temporary restraining order on the levy was dismissed in Cook County Circuit Court. However, retailers have announced they will continue their fight against...

Kroger's 'Private Selection' packaging is on the left, while Lidl's 'Preferred Selection' packaging is on the right...

Is Lidl infringing Kroger’s trademarks? Attorneys weigh in…

By Elaine Watson

Is Lidl’s ‘Preferred Selection’ private label “confusingly similar” to Kroger’s ‘Private Selection’?  Or is Kroger’s recent trademark infringement lawsuit against Lidl merely an opportunistic bid to derail a rival’s US market entry? 

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