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Beer, here

Think of craft brewing and a lot of places likely leap to mind before New Jersey. With good reason: New Jersey doesn’t rank high in the number of breweries. The state’s modest 1.3 breweries per capita is dwarfed by less populous but more beer-soaked Vermont, which boasts the highest number of breweries per capita according ...

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NEC recruits Insperity to its team of sponsors

Insperity is the newest corporate partner for The Northeast Conference, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletic association, the organization announced Thursday. In addition to other promotional benefits, including LED signage courtside during basketball season, and print and digital advertising opportunities, the human resources company will serve as the presenting sponsor for The NEC’s ...

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Baraka, Mars Wrigley launch Keep America Beautiful-Newark

In efforts to curtail littering and improve recycling, Mayor Ras Baraka and Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. have established a branch of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful in Newark. Keep America Beautiful encourages behavior change through education, empowering communities toward environmental stewardship with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. More than ...

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Morristown restaurant offers gender reveal lasagna

Calling all parents-to-be: For a cheesy twist on a popular celebration, look no further than Villa Italian Kitchen’s “gender reveal lasagna.” For $139.99, the Morristown restaurant will provide one cheese lasagna with a secret pink or blue interior, a tray of Villa Italian Kitchen’s famed garlic rolls and a choice of either a garden, Caesar ...

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Private labels earn public acclaim

More than twice as many private label items are flying off the shelves at Kings Food Market today than four years ago. Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Stephen Corradini chalks it up to better stockkeeping units (SKUs)—a wealth of variety in nut and seed butters, honey from local hives and other specialty items. ...

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40North introduces Doordash, Uber Eats delivery options

40North Restaurant Group, the full-service division of Villa Restaurant Group, announced delivery partnerships with DoorDash and Uber Eats. Beginning Friday, guests will be able to order home delivery through either DoorDash or Uber Eats, depending on their location. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of their menu items, as well as customize ...

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Asbury Park Brewery collaborates with Panic! At the Disco

Don’t Panic! Or do. Asbury Park Brewery is launching a collaboration with rock group Panic! At the Disco, a group effort that’s been under wraps since lead singer Brendon Urie tried the brewery’s beer back in March. The collaboration, a special IPA described as “bold and earthy, like a West Coast IPA, but juicy and ...

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Old York Cellars opens tasting room in Quaker Bridge mall

Ringoes winery Old York Cellars will open a tasting room in the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence on Jan. 26. This is the winery’s second satellite location after opening a tasting room in the Bridgewater Commons Mall in 2018. “We’d been getting approached by malls because they were trying to figure out a way to ...

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Sprouts Farmers Market enters NJ

Phoenix-based healthy grocer Sprouts Farmers Market will enter New Jersey in 2019. The new location, at 237 Route 73 S. in Marlton, will be the first Sprouts location in the state. Its entry into New Jersey is part of a broader expansion, during which the grocer plans to open 30 stores in 2019. New Jersey ...

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NJ sports wagers clear $1 billion ahead of Super Bowl

Patrons bet $1.2 billion in New Jersey’s sportsbooks during 2018, $780.6 million through online and mobile sportsbooks and $501 million of it on football, according to data released Monday by the Division of Gaming Enforcement. Only $466.7 million was bet at the state’s on-site sports pools in 2018 since the state formally rolled out legal ...

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She shoots: Cheryl Nylen, the first woman to open a gun range in New Jersey, aims for a different clientele

Last Monday was a relatively slow day at Reloaderz indoor gun range, but the owner noted something about that day’s clientele: more than half of those shooting were women. They’re in good company. Owner Cheryl Nylen is New Jersey’s first female indoor gun range owner, and she’s determined to serve atypical segments of the gun ...

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