Food & Hospitality

Bread, butter and bourbon

A proposal to award free liquor licenses to supermarkets that open in underserved areas could be a boon for residents and the grocers. But small retailers contend that the scheme would only send revenue and tax dollars out of the state.

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Sticky’s Finger Joint expands into NJ

“New Jersey is a really exciting opportunity to us because it has a different dynamic than NYC,” Founder and Owner Jonathan Sherman said. “We want to use New Jersey as a testing ground to prove out our concept in much more suburban environments.”

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Wagering on the future

A combination of changing demographics, casinos opening in neighboring states Pennsylvania and New York, and the recent legalization of online gaming, mean that casinos have to evolve if they want to stay relevant.

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RWJBarnabas Health, ShopRite launch free in-store wellness classes

RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite announced on Monday the expansion of their partnership to provide a new education program designed to help shoppers manage their weight and improve their overall well-being. The, Eat Well. Be Happy, six-week program will be offered free of charge to customers starting this month, and taught in-store by ShopRite’s team of ...

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An appetite for NJ (access required)

Food-related businesses seem to have an appetite for the Garden State. More than 50,000 organizations involved in manufacturing, distribution, farming and other food-related businesses employ about 440,000 people in New Jersey, according to Choose New Jersey, a nonprofit  economic development organization.

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The Goya way (access required)

Jersey City-based Goya Foods Inc. is a global company that thinks locally, ensuring its products continue to reflect the changing tastes of its consumer base by maintaining a supply chain with neighborhood connections.

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Small helpings (access required)

John William Macy built his eponymous food company on cheese sticks and cheese crackers. “It’s a narrow focus, but it works,” he said. Some manufacturers try to be one-stop centers, producing a variety of goods, but entrepreneurs like Macy find that specializing enables them to carve out a space and build a good reputation.

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