February 2017

Flooded Farmers

By | February 16, 2017|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , |

While California is on the mend from a drought (we can only hope the rain continues to help replenish our lakes and rivers), many other parts of the country are drowning. Louisiana is recovering from what the National Weather Service is calling a “1,000-year rain” that flooded the area for three days leaving houses, industry [...]

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December 2016

From Yard to Table

By | December 8, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) They say there are those who have a green thumb, and those who do not. I fall somewhere in the middle of “those who do not.” I struggle every day just to water my plants, if only for the opportunity to watch as they grow and thrive [...]

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August 2016

Going Kosher: A Closer Look into the Kosher Food Industry

By | August 19, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Elad Menna (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) Kosher food seems to be everywhere these days. Whether you are watching a Hebrew National hotdog commercial on TV or eating out at one of the many kosher restaurants in LA, you can’t help but notice the proud labeling displayed on the many kosher food options available. [...]

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May 2016

California Craft Brewer’s Association Conference

By | May 17, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) The California Craft Brewer’s Association Conference (CCBA) is a chance for brewers and industry professionals from all over the state to attend workshops and seminars focused on the craft beer industry. This year’s conference was located at the Weston Hotel in beautiful downtown Long Beach, and I [...]

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Vegetarian and Vegan Trends at Natural Products Expo West

By | May 4, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Rick Weis (Manager, Green Hasson Janks) and Elad Menna (Associate, Green Hasson Janks) It has been just over a month since the Natural Products Expo West, which has given us time to reflect and, more importantly, to recover. If you have never been to the expo, we highly recommend it. With more than 3,000 [...]

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April 2016

Three Great Tax Opportunities for Food and Beverage Companies

By | April 7, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites, Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By: Akash Sehgal (Director, Green Hasson Janks) Many food and beverage companies are overlooking potential tax savings, thinking that their activities do not qualify for these opportunities. Based on our experience working with clients in this industry, Green Hasson Janks has identified a number of potential strategies you should consider. We have kept the information [...]

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February 2016

The Super Bowl Requires Super Preparation

By | February 25, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Alexander Brown (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) The Super Bowl means a lot of different things to millions of Americans, with some sources saying that only 60 percent of Super Bowl viewers are actual football fans. It seems as though there are many for whom the chicken wing is even more important than the [...]

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January 2016

Food and Beverage Experts Sound Off

By | January 13, 2016|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Donald Snyder (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) As part of the Green Hasson Janks 2015 Food and Beverage Conference at the end of last year, a panel of industry experts discussed the role of women in the industry. I had the privilege of moderating a discussion with three top industry players: Ramona Cappello (founder of [...]

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November 2015

Need a Protein Alternative? Don’t Be Overwhelmed

By | November 25, 2015|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , |

By Rick Weis (Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) As more and more people look to limit their meat consumption for various reasons, there is always one pressing issue that people are faced with: how will I get my protein? While you can get protein from various non-meat sources such as nuts, seeds and beans (just [...]

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October 2015

From Innovation to Valuation: Crossing the Divide to Executive Leadership

By | October 22, 2015|Categories: CPA Food Bites|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Candace Crawford (CEO, Maverick Brands, maker of Coco Libre Coconut Water) A version of this article was delivered as the keynote address at the 2015 Green Hasson Janks Food and Beverage Forum held Sept. 29, 2015 at the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Green Hasson Janks’ whitepaper Women in the Food and Beverage [...]

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