Food & Hospitality

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: The historic Atlantic City boardwalk at twilight. It is the oldest boardwalk in the United States dating from 1870.
Aug 24, 2021

NJ casinos rebound in Q2 amid reopenings

Eight of New Jersey’s nine gaming palaces were profitable as they slowly restarted operations after a year of pandemic closures and limitations.

Alex Schrecengost, founder of Virtual With Us, Culture With Us, and Altrosero wine.
Aug 23, 2021

NJ entrepreneur recognized by Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40

Orange resident Alexandra Schrecengost created Virtual With Us, an online event company that employed furloughed restaurant workers and sommeliers to host virtual cocktail parties and classes to keep people connected during the height of the pandemic. And this fall she plans to release her own wine.

Aug 23, 2021

B&G Foods announces at-the-market equity offering program

The Parsippany company filed documents with the SEC under which it may offer and sell up to 7.5 million shares of its common stock.

A server at Steve's Burgers in North Bergen where's a mask while delivering food to a table. - STEVE'S BURGERS
Aug 23, 2021

Winter is coming

Restaurateurs and caterers around the state admit to feeling a sense of anxiety about the effects of the delta variant on their businesses, as delays in restoring supply chains and labor shortages continue to plague the industry and hinder its full recovery.

Rendering of Paris Baguette. - PARIS BAGUETTE
Aug 23, 2021

That’s some bread, now

North Jersey-based French bakery chain Paris Baguette has 90 locations nationwide, with sights set on even greater growth in the next decade.

People in face masks
Aug 23, 2021

Crash, then pivot

When its business dried up, InCharged - which sets up branded cell phone charging stations at music festivals, trade shows, and other large-scale events - switched gears with its disinfection technology subsidiary LuxDisinfect.

Ruthie's BBQ and Pizza in Montclair.
Aug 18, 2021

Another NJ restaurant requiring COVID vaccine for diners

The Montclair eatery is the second establishment in the state to ask patrons to show proof they've been inoculated in order to dine indoors.

Aug 17, 2021

NJ casinos set new monthly online gambling record

More than $118 million was won in July 2021—a 35.7% increase from the $87.5 million the house took in during the same month the year before, when brick and mortar casinos were just beginning to reopen after a three-and-a-half-month shutdown due to the pandemic.

Smithfield Foods' plant-based subsidiary Pure Farmland named three NJ community gardens as grant receipients.
Aug 17, 2021

3 NJ community gardens receive grants from Smithfield Foods subsidiary

Three N.J. spots are part of the 55 organizations across 29 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia that will receive funds from the plant-based Pure Farmland offshoot as part of the food giant's Pure Growth Project that launched last year to help increase access to fresh fruit and vegetables nationwide.

Guns N' Roses at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 5, 2021.
Aug 16, 2021

PNC Bank Arts Center, BB&T Pavilion latest NJ venues with vaccine mandates

“Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows, and as of Oct. 4 we will be following the model we developed for Lollapalooza and requiring this for artists, fans and employees at Live Nation venues and festivals everywhere possible in the U.S.,” President and CEO Michael Rapino said in a weekend interview with NBC.

Grand opening of the Saker ShopRite in Belmar, May 2021.
Aug 16, 2021

Wakefern adopts reusable plastic containers in its produce department

The packaging, which the retailer called "highly-ventilated, foldable and sturdy," will allow shippers to save time, space and money; and will stack more easily for efficient warehouse storage.

Cocoa plant.
Aug 13, 2021

AeroFarms, Cargill team for first-of-its-kind cocoa production-focused research

Together, the organizations will experiment with different indoor growing technologies including aeroponics and hydroponics, light, carbon dioxide, irrigation, nutrition, plant space and pruning to identify the optimal conditions for tree growth.