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Food & Hospitality

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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The new ShopRite in the Golden Acres Shopping Center, 3600 Park Ave., South Plainfield

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

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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From left, Bob Unanue, president, and Peter Unanue, executive VP, Goya. The two are pictured at Goya's headquarters in Jersey City.

The Goya way

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

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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Keyes to lead Proximo Spirits

Michael Keyes will take the reins at Proximo Spirits Inc. in Jersey City - manufacturer, importer and distributor of spirits including 1800 Tequila, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Three Olives Vodka, Jose Cuervo - as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 4.

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