Food & Hospitality

Jun 2, 2023

MamaMancini’s taps former Mondelez exec as first CMO

Lauren Sella spent more than 14 years at East Hanover-headquartered Mondelez International in a variety of positions, including director of Ritz Crackers and chief marketing officer of Tate’s Bake Shop.

Founded in 2016, Jersey City-based Oishii aims to transform agriculture through vertical farming, relying on advanced robotics combined with traditional farming methods.
Jun 1, 2023

Luxury berry grower Oishii adding robots to Jersey City indoor vertical farm

According to the company, introducing advanced automation across all of its facilities will enable it to "meet the substantial demand" and to accelerate plans to scale globally.

Liquor in a bar
Jun 1, 2023

Poll: Majority supports changes to NJ’s liquor license laws

The Rutgers-Eagleton survey found that 71% of respondents believe small towns should be given additional retail consumption allowances, enabling more restaurants and bars to serve alcohol.

Wonder Group will open a brick-and-mortar space at 210 South Ave. W. in Westfield.
May 31, 2023

Wonder sets June opening for 1st brick-and-mortar spot in NJ

Marc Lore's Cranford-based food delivery venture is launching its revamped concept for “fast fine” dining in Westfield. 

Founded five years ago in Washington, D.C., Toastique aims to make healthy eating accessible and simple.
May 31, 2023

Gourmet toast and juice bar plans NJ expansion

After successfully opening spots in Hoboken and Stone Harbor, fast casual brand Toastique expects to launch at least four new stores here over the next three years.

Emerald Nuts was added to Campbell Soup Co.’s portfolio as part of the company’s $6.1 billion acquisition of Synders-Lance Inc. in 2018.
May 30, 2023

Campbell Soup selling off its Emerald Nuts snack brand

“The sale of the ... business is part of our ongoing strategic process to create greater focus on driving accelerated growth across our Snacks division and power brands," said Chris Foley, executive vice president and president of Campbell Snacks.

Following the grand opening of its first restaurant in Alaska, Jersey Mike’s Subs hit a major milestone: A presence in all 50 states across the U.S.
May 30, 2023

Jersey Mike’s heads north to Alaska

The Manasquan-headquartered sandwich chain now boasts a presence in all 50 states across the U.S.

Located in the newly redeveloped dining hall at The Junction at Gateway Center in Newark, fresh&co serves a chef-inspired, locally sourced menu that offers seasonal items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
May 30, 2023

Healthy fast casual fresh&co debuts 2nd NJ outpost (slideshow)

The healthy fast casual eatery is located in the recently redeveloped dining hall at The Junction at Gateway Center in Newark.

ShopRite of Glassboro, owned by Zallie Family Markets, is unveiling its state-of-the-art remodel.
May 26, 2023

Wakefern set to host walk-up job fair

During the event, several of the co-op's banners will offer on-the-spot interviews for available full-time, part-time and management positions.

Bar with bottles of alcohol
May 25, 2023

NJ liquor store owners form business association

The launch was announced a day after an Assembly committee heard a series of measures that seek to loosen the state’s Prohibition-era alcohol license laws.

Launched three years ago in the historic district of Haddonfield, Groovy Smoovies combines classic movies with classic smoothies.
May 24, 2023

Smoothie shop from former Philadelphia Eagles lineman expands in NJ

Shawn Andrews’ Groovy Smoovies offers fresh pressed juices and specialty drinks named in honor of classic flicks, such as “the Philly Wonka,” “West Side Smorey” and “the Green Smile.”

Lake Hopatcong in Sussex County
May 24, 2023

NJ state parks ready for summer, DEP says

With 453,000 acres of open spaces – including 40 state parks, 11 state forests and three recreation areas – New Jersey’s open spaces “are an excellent choice for a few hours of relaxation, a day off or a vacation," said DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette.