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Food & Hospitality

Garden State Wine Growers Association Executive Director Devon Perry
Mar 21, 2022

Garden State Wine Growers Association taps new executive director

“I have always been drawn to work that is centered around connection, collaboration and community. I’m so excited to continue that work here," said Devon Perry.

Backer Farm
Mar 21, 2022

Mendham farm readies for yet another reinvention

What started as a honeybee and dairy farm in 1927 shifted into the equine business in 1971 then to crops and cattle. The next iteration of Backer Farms? A true farm-to-glass brewery.

Mar 18, 2022

Campbell elevates from within for new community affairs director

Current Senior Community Impact Manager Kate Barrett is set to succeed Kim Fortunato, who is retiring.

Fast-casual burger restaurant Five Guys is under new ownership at Blue Star Shopping Center and has solidified its commitment at the property with a new lease, announced Levin Management Corp.
Mar 18, 2022

Five Guys renews lease at Watchung shopping center

The burger business, which is now under new ownership, has been a tenant at the 420,000-square-foot complex since 2007.

Small World Coffee
Mar 18, 2022

2 NJ coffee shops named among best in the Northeast

RAVE Reviews included Princeton and Hoboken locations on the list, which was based on factors such as nostalgia, popularity, cult following, destination and scarcity.

Mar 16, 2022

Reckitt recalls 3.74M Airborne Gummies bottles

When opened for the first time, pressure build-up in the product can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off with force, posing an injury hazard.

Rutgers New Brunswick
Mar 15, 2022

RU taking part in Big Idea Ventures’ Generation Food Rural Partners fund

The investor in early-stage alternative protein and food technology is teaming up with several higher education institutions, including Rutgers University, for its Generation Food Rural Partners fund.

Brielle Winslow-Majette joined Garden State Equality as its new deputy director, the organization announced March 14, 2022.
Mar 15, 2022

Garden State Equality adds deputy director

“I have always dreamed of working for an organization like Garden State Equality,” Brielle Winslow-Majette said. “I know what it is like to walk into spaces that were not created for me, and I now have the opportunity to continue to shatter glass ceilings for those who are walking in my same shoes while being fully dedicated to cultivating programs and creating opportunities for us, by us.�[...]

Jersey Mike's Subs sandwiches being made.
Mar 11, 2022

Jersey Mike’s to commit day’s sales to Special Olympics

On March 30, more than 2,000 of the chain's restaurants will give 100% of the day's sales – not just profit – to the 2022 games and local state programs.

Pictured is Melba Wilson and Marc Berson, chairman of Fidelco Realty Group
Mar 9, 2022

Celebrity chef to open Southern comfort food restaurant in Newark

Melba Wilson is the founder of popular Harlem eatery Melba’s Restaurant, which has been frequented by celebrities since its opening in 2005, and in 2020 caught the attention of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The produce section is full of fresh fruits and vegetables at Inserra ShopRite in Wayne.
Mar 9, 2022

South Jersey to see 2 new, 1 revamped ShopRite locations

Wakefern Food Corp. member Zallie-Somerset Inc., which has been in the supermarket business for 50 years, plans to open the stores in 2023.

Mar 8, 2022

Datacor acquires animal feed formulation software company

Format Solutions is focused on the design, authoring and marketing of programs for recipe optimization, ingredient allocation, operational efficiency, and food and feed solutions for the animal feed, aqua feed, pet food, human food, premix and other industries.