Food & Hospitality

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Sep 26, 2019

Publicly traded hemp company GenTech to open inaugural CBD cafe in Montclair

The Church Street location is the first of five planned over the next 18 months for GenTech Holdings Inc.

California Tortilla storefront.
Sep 25, 2019

California Tortilla plans NJ expansion with 20 locations

The Garden State's demographics draw the chain to the state, as they're similar to those in some of the brand's most successful markets in its native Washington, D.C. metro area.

Campbell Soup Co.
Sep 24, 2019

Campbell completes $300M Kelsen Group sale

The Danish snack division was sold to a Ferrero affiliated company for a purchase price of $300 million, subject to customary adjustments.

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Sep 23, 2019

Deal with Producers Guild of India aims to bring Bollywood to NJ

A memorandum of understanding signed by Choose New Jersey, New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, PGI and Gov. Phil Murphy will focus on idea sharing and assist with aspects of New Jersey film production, like location scouting and support.

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Sep 22, 2019

American Dream reveals 4-part opening celebration, dates

Chapter 1 begins with "Thrills & Chills" when the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park comes to life on Oct. 25.

Sep 18, 2019

Executive Women of New Jersey releases 2019 list of NJ public companies with at least 3 female board members

This list is part of EWNJ’s efforts to ensure that women have equal access to the boardroom and high-level executive leadership.

Sep 17, 2019

Holmdel insurance company acquires assets of John Manougian Agency

Holmdel-based Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (JGS Insurance) said it acquired John Manougian Insurance Agency (JMI) located in Silver Spring, MD. Founder John Manougian will remain as a consultant, while Chris Manougian and Robin Manougian will serve as Vice Presidents along with the rest of the staff whom will continue to operate from the agency’s […]

Sep 17, 2019

Cannabis advocacy organization M4MM to host licensing bootcamp for women and minorities

Whether in processing, cultivation, or dispensing cannabis, the contrast in the percentage of minority ownership versus white ownership is stark: just two percent of cannabis licenses in the United States are held by people of color, according to cannabis advocate Roz McCarthy. McCarthy runs Minorities for Medical Marijuana, which has grown since its infancy three […]

Sep 17, 2019

IFF celebrates opening of new innovation center in Holmdel’s historic Bell Works (slideshow)

Taste, scent and ingredient maker IFF opened its doors to its new Home & Fabric Care Innovation Center at Bell Works in Holmdel on Monday. Chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig was joined by business leaders, IFF employees, and Holmdel community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new, state-of-the-art Innovation Center is a 60,000 square-foot research […]

New Jersey Devils
Sep 16, 2019

Unibet and NJ Devils strike multi-year partnership

Unibet, a new sports betting platform that just went live in New Jersey, announced it has inked a significant, multi-year sponsorship deal with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Additionally, Hockey Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur – who spent 21 years defending the Devils’ goal and earned the most career wins in the sport – has […]

Sep 16, 2019

Martha Stewart to attend Paramus Stew Leonard’s opening

Martha Stewart will be returning to New Jersey to open the first Stew Leonard’s supermarket chain in the Garden State. A New Jersey homecoming reception will be also held for Martha Stewart, with the naming of a live Jersey Cow in her honor. Stewart, who was born and raised in Nutley, is being inducted into […]

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Sep 13, 2019

NJ casino revenue grows 13 percent in first year of online sports betting

Patrons wagered over $293 million in New Jersey’s sportsbooks in August, helping mark a 13 percent increase in casino profits compared to August 2018 when the state first rolled out mobile and online sports betting. Data released Thursday by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement showed that the nine casinos brought home $338.8 million last […]