State Senate panel advances liquor-sale privatization bill

With the support of three key state senators, House Bill 466, a historic liquor privatization bill, was approved by the Senate Law and Justice Committee by a vote of 7 to 4 on Sunday. HB 466 would amend the state's liquor laws by divesting the state’s wholesale and retail wine and spirits system, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Dist. 25), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Dist. 34) and Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-Dist. 10) said. Read More »

Household giftware firm Lenox Corp. acquires Reed & Barton

Tableware and household giftware company Lenox Corp. has acquired Reed & Barton, both expanding its merchandise line and positioning itself to continue growing both brands, the company said on Thursday. Under the Lenox umbrella, Reed & Barton will continue to design and market a broad array of giftware, including picture frames, children's gifts, crystal and metal wares, Christmas ornaments and hardwood chests. Read More »