Food & Hospitality

Aug 8, 2019

3 Acme Markets to close in NJ

Following the closures, there will be 73 remaining locations in New Jersey, still more than any other state.

Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City will host the FEDEXCUP playoffs. - COYNE PR
Aug 6, 2019

Jersey City teed up for FedEx Cup PGA stop

The tournament for the FedEx Cup represents a big opportunity for not only the players, but for local businesses reaping the benefit of heavier foot traffic and, for some, a presence at the event.

Aug 6, 2019

OP-ED: Trouble brewing

Summertime calls for a beer, and beer calls for clean water, by Alexis Degan, executive director of the New Jersey Brewers Association, representing over half of the breweries in the state.

Rendering for It’Sugar at American Dream. - AMERICAN DREAM
Aug 5, 2019

American Dream to house world’s first candy department store

The first-of-its-kind confectionery will span 22,000 square feet over three levels and feature more than 10,000 candy choices

Harvest Seasonal Grill during restaurant week.
Aug 5, 2019

On holiday

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week started 10 years ago. Now, it happens twice a year and has upward of 100 participants, with every restaurant still operating from that first year participating. Across the state, New Jersey is home to more than 30 similar, local events throughout the year.

Aug 2, 2019

First brewery to open in Orange in nearly 40 years

The 4,600-square-foot location will be housed in the 55 S. Essex Ave. property from L+M Development Partners.

Advertisement for Arnott's Sao biscuits from The Queenslander, August 1931.
Aug 2, 2019

Campbell confirms sale of Tim Tam-maker Arnott’s for $2.2 billion

The Camden-based company said it signed a deal to sell the Australian snacks unit to KKR & Co Inc.

Erin Klebaur, director of client services, Imbue Creative.
Aug 1, 2019

Imbue Creative welcomes new director of client success

Erin Klebaur joins the firm from 14 years at Creative Marketing Alliance.

Matzo crackers, top, on the production line at Manischewitz. Employees, above, work on the new "soup in a cup" line at Manischewitz.
Jul 30, 2019

Kosher consolidation: Kayco to acquire Manischewitz

Newark's Manischewitz is set to be acquired by Bayonne-based Kayco.

Pabst Blue Ribbon hard coffee.
Jul 29, 2019

A different kind of buzz: PBR tests hard coffee in 5 states, including NJ

To make the brew, Pabst ferments malted barley, then removes the malt flavor and color to leave a neutral alcohol that it combines with Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, sugar, milk and vanilla.

Marilou Halvorsen, president and CEO, New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, at Firehouse Subs in Lawrenceville.
Jul 29, 2019

Food for thought

When fast-casual dining chain Poke Bros. announced in early July that it would open its first location in the state this fall, the notice didn’t just mark the arrival of another eatery. Instead, say some experts, it highlighted the way that demographic and other trends are driving more people to eat out.

CBD‑infused lavendar chai.
Jul 29, 2019

CBD … It’s what’s for dinner. Or coffee. Or a snack

Cannabidiol is approved for only one use by the FDA: a drug to treat a rare form of epilepsy. But due in part to the legalization of hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill and a new abundance of available hemp-derived oil, it’s now become what three out of four chefs surveyed by the National Restaurant Association last year saw as one of the hottest trends for 2019.