Food & Hospitality

Dec 15, 2021

NJ brewery partners with popular cryptocurrency on new can release

Licensing a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT, a cryptocurrency currently worth around $300,000, for a limited-edition beer can label was the brainchild of Evan Hecht and Ross Cohen, co-founders of The Lifetime Value Co., who presented the idea to Alternate Ending Beer's Scott Novick and Alexis Castellano.

Dec 13, 2021

Krystal Restaurants broadens national reach with help from former Giant Cruz

Jersey-born Victor Cruz and Krystal Restaurants are partnering to bring the brand's iconic square-bunned burgers and other offerings out of the region for the first time in its 99-year history.

Dec 13, 2021

Montclair-based maker of ParmCrisps, Thinsters sold for $259M

Investment firm Clearlake Capital Group LP announced it signed a definitive agreement to sell Proven Brands Inc. and KTB Foods Inc., which it acquired in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Wood Legacy Productions’ grab and go catering. - LORI WOOD MONTAGUE
Dec 10, 2021

Newark Working Kitchens adds 5 restaurants to its roster

The Audible initiative that has delivered more than 1.2 million meals in the state's largest city is expanding its options thanks to a grant from the NJEDA's Sustain and Serve program.

Dec 9, 2021

Atalanta reports data security incident

The company said in a Dec. 8 statement that it "detected malicious activity on its network including the encryption of certain systems."

Song E Napule owners Ciro Iovine and Austria Maldonado.
Dec 6, 2021

Popular pizza joint Song E Napule opens first eatery outside of NYC in Rutherford

“Today more than ever, it’s fundamental that the restaurant business propose food characterized by top quality ingredients and love for tradition, but also authentic experiences that allow the customer to feel the cultural imprinting of where the dishes comes from,” Owner Ciro Iovine said.

Maille and Mike's Hot Honey are collaborating on a spicy-sweet project.
Dec 6, 2021

Unilever’s Maille debuts product launch with indie honey brand

Mike's Hot Honey of Brooklyn is giving the 275-year-old mustard maker's recipe a kick.

The Unilever U.S. headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs.
Nov 29, 2021

Unilever sells global tea business, including Lipton, for more than $5B

The unit generated approximately $2.5 billion in 2020 alone. The company launched a strategic review of the business in January 2020.

Ho Ho Crumb is the first product release from the collaboration between Asbury Park bakery Confections of a Rock$star and Colts Neck brewery Source Brewing. It's two items of the same name: the bakery's popular rainbow cake topped with crumbs, and a new 13% ABV Imperial Pastry Stout, conditioned on raspberry, apricot, almonds, chocolate and Madagascar vanilla.
Nov 24, 2021

Source Brewery, Confections of a Rock$tar Bakery team for holiday treats

A product of the pairing will drop every Wednesday during the holiday season, starting with the inaugural launch Nov. 24 of Ho Ho Crumb--which is already sold out.

Stewart Lindsay, vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability, Campbell Soup Co.
Nov 24, 2021

Campbell appoints VP of corporate responsibility and sustainability

Stewart Lindsay joins from The Nature Conservancy, where he's been managing director of corporate engagement since 2019.

The scene at the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention.
Nov 17, 2021

Atlantic City mayor sees big conventions as harbingers of better times

With the New Jersey League of Municipalities holding one of the first major events during the resort's conference season, state and local officials expressed optimism about the region's outlook.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk. (Aaron Houston / NJBIZ)
Nov 15, 2021

Senate panel OKs $25M to promote post-pandemic travel, tourism

The measure would earmark $5 million for use by state-recognized Destination Marketing Organizations to work with New Jersey's overall marketing campaign and $20 million to promote the industry in unspecified ways.