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The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
January 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Shop Rite in West Philadelphia is closing, and supermarket owner Jeff Brown blames the soda tax for a drop in sales. Mayor Jim Kenney isn't buying that excuse. "Jeff Brown is a crybaby, basically," Kenney said. "He lives in a double-wide mansion on Rittenhouse...
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The CEO of the chain that owns several area supermarkets is closing the ShopRite store in West Philadelphia, several blocks from the suburbs, blaming Philadelphia's soda tax. The city and supporters of the beverage tax question his motives.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
January 02, 2019 - 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The CEO of a chain of more than a dozen ShopRites and Fresh Grocer supermarkets in the region, including seven in the city, is closing a ShopRite in West Philadelphia, blaming the tax on soda and sweetened beverages. But the city and supporters of the beverage tax...
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New Jersey has decided where to locate a half dozen additional medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.
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David Madden
December 24, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey health department officials awarded a half dozen new permits to companies to grow and dispense medical marijuana in the state, bringing the total number to 12 in the new year, and two of the new entities will be in South Jersey. A total of 146 applications...
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