Food & Hospitality

Mars buys Kind North America (access required)

Kind began a partnership with Mars, which has corporate locations in Hackettstown and Newark, three years ago to bring products into new areas and categories. As a result, Kind expanded into more than 35 countries, including China, Germany and France, into eight total categories, and has launched new products such as Kind Bark, Kind Frozen Bars and Kind Smoothie Bowls.

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Ferrero taps its first D&I director (access required)

Kamillah Knight will help build and deploy strategies and programs to attract, cultivate and elevate diverse talent at the chocolate giant. She will also collaborate with business leaders on tools and resources to support practices and behaviors that encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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NJBIZ Conversations: Kurt Alstede

The founder of Alstede Farms talks about why he got into the business of agriculture, the ways in which consumer tastes have changed and how he meets the challenges of running a retail operation while actively farming 800 acres -- all during a deadly pandemic.

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