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Cash&Carry changes its name to Smart Foodservice

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is dropping the Cash&Carry from its name in its rebranding to Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores, the Portland company announced May 3. Smart Foodservice is a 63-year-old, warehouse-format store format that caters to the food service industry but ...

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Abundant snowfall meant a banner year for northern Idaho ski areas

Low snowfall early in the season in the Rocky Mountains cut down on skier visits this season at many western resorts. But northern Idaho had a banner season, thanks to record-setting snow, and Schweitzer Mountain saw record skier visits over ...

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Bank of America rolls out digital mortgage (access required)

Homebuyers are increasingly likely to perform some or all aspects of the search and transaction online – including applying for a mortgage. In fact, despite the significant amount of money involved, about a third of Americans (32 percent) indicated they ...

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Idaho officials negotiating on ‘state-based’ insurance plan

Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama’s health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called state-based policies that skirt some “Obamacare” rules. Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron ...

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Will health system mergers cut costs? (access required)

Barak Richman has examined hospital mergers for years and has arrived at several conclusions. One is that the trend hasn’t helped the bottom line for employers. “Lots of mergers have promised efficiency,” said Richman, an attorney who teaches law and ...

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