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Food & Hospitality

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 (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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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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Beer, here (access required)

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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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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