Food & Hospitality

AeroFarms vertical farming facility in Newark.
Mar 30, 2021

AeroFarms enters R&D partnership with Chilean berry supply chain company

The multi-year agreement will optimize plants for indoor growing and commercialize blueberries and caneberries grown in vertical farms globally.

Mar 30, 2021

NJ casinos eyeing COVID vaccine for all workers by Memorial Day

“Getting our local hospitality workers vaccinated is an important part of protecting our community and creating a safe, healthy environment for those who look forward to visiting our region every year,” AtlantiCare President and CEO Lori Herndon stated.

Mar 30, 2021

Fort Monmouth’s Marina at Oceanport sold to restaurant operator

The restaurant has indoor seating at tables for approximately 52 people and additional seating at a bar inside the facility, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the water that can accommodate 60 more.

Mar 29, 2021

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers names R.J. Brunelli & Co. exclusive agent for Central & Northern NJ

The Old Bridge-based brokerage will help guide the fast-growing chain’s initial move into the northeast. Eight locations annually are planned for the central and northern territories of the state.

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Mar 29, 2021

Bed Bath taps two to accelerate digital business

Jill Pavlovich joins as senior vice president, digital commerce and Jake Griffith comes on board as vice president, product management. Both take their posts April 4 and will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer Rafeh Masood.

Mar 26, 2021

Plant-based beverage manufacturer building $45M facility in South Jersey

Innovation Foods' new processing and packaging facility in Millville will primarily focus on manufacturing Swedish oat milk brand Oatly, which it helped bring to the U.S. market a few years ago.

Mar 26, 2021

Assembly passes bills amid COVID surges loosening NJ restaurant restrictions

The measures would give a greater degree of flexibility to the owners of bars, restaurants, distilleries and other eateries, especially as the widely popular outdoor dining options witnessed over the summer remain useless amid the cold winter weather.

Mar 25, 2021

NJ travel rebound could drag into mid-decade, panel says

Aspects of tourism in the state, like domestic travel, will bounce back quicker and could see signs of opening up much sooner.

Mar 25, 2021

The largest balloon festival on the continent returns to NJ in July, seeks new financial services sponsor

Solberg Airport will again be seeing a fleet of gondolas powered by hot air rise again from its fields in the summer after a pandemic hiatus. And for the first time in nearly 20 years, the financial services sector sponsor spot is open after PNC didn’t renew its contract.

Mar 24, 2021

Panelist: Cannabis businesses should seek out sleeper towns for approval with less competition

"You have to imagine there’s going to be more applications” in towns that have been pro-cannabis." One of the many talking points during the latest panel discussion from NJBIZ.

Mar 23, 2021

Aquarium, Legoland to open at American Dream May 4

Three-thousand aquatic animals have taken up residence at the megamall in a 25,000-square-foot aquarium, right down the hall from the indoor Lego playground. Merlin Entertainments Ltd. operates both attractions.

Candy at Mars Wrigley
Mar 22, 2021

Mars, Danimer Scientific partner on sustainable Skittles packaging

The two-year agreement involves the development of home compostable packaging for some of Mars' treats. Tentative on-the-shelf dates for the bite-sized candy are targeted for late 2021 or early 2022.