Food & Hospitality

Opening The Pantry, from left, are Guy Yair, CRO at Trigo; Cheryl Williams, CIO at Wakefern Food Corp.; Christopher McCrae, retail innovation leader at Wakefern; and Charles McWeeney, vice president of technology, innovation, & strategy at Wakefern.
Feb 6, 2023

Wakefern works toward frictionless future for its supermarkets

As part of its pilot program to explore the possible future use of grab-and-go shopping technology, the company launched an artificial intelligence-powered convenience store at its corporate offices in Edison.

Amazon Fresh Just Walk Out
Feb 3, 2023

Amazon Fresh puts NJ expansion plans on hold

The e-commerce giant's Garden State supermarkets are on hold as the company revaluates its grocery strategy in an effort to set itself apart from the competition.

Jersey Mike's
Feb 3, 2023

Jersey Mike’s named ‘Official Sub Sandwich of the NHL’

The agreement marks the Manasquan-based franchise’s first-ever partnership with a professional sports league.

Female and male coworkers
Feb 3, 2023

10 NJ companies make Bloomberg’s 2023 gender-equality index (updated)

The list tracks the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting.

16 Handles, a New York City-based self-serve frozen yogurt concept, is opening a shop in Jersey City in spring 2023.
Feb 2, 2023

Self-serve fro-yo concept 16 Handles adding new Hudson County shop

The New York City-based business said it expects to announce further expansion across the East Coast and Texas in coming months.

AeroFarms corporate headquarters in Newark
Feb 1, 2023

AeroFarms continues Middle East expansion

The Newark-based business said it signed a joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to establish a company in the capital city of Riyadh to build and operate commercial indoor vertical farms in the country and the wider Middle East and North Africa region.

PrimoHoagies opened a location at 57 Allendale Ave. in Allendale.
Jan 31, 2023

PrimoHoagies’ 2nd Bergen County shop sets opening with giveaways, discounts

The Westville-headquartered company has more than 95 locations nationwide and is in the midst of expanding its business in both new and existing markets.

Restaurant server
Jan 31, 2023

OpenTable ranks 4 NJ restaurants among the US’s most romantic

Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, this year’s list of 100 establishments includes the eateries in South, Central and North Jersey.

Students at the Michelle Obama Elementary School in Newark with some of the greens grown there. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to provide fresh homegrown vegetables to our Newark Public School students, staff and families,” said city schools Superintendent Roger Leon.
Jan 30, 2023

AeroFarms expands community farming, STEAM education efforts (updated)

The Newark-based sustainable indoor agriculture company’s commitment to bring healthier eating to under-served and under-resourced areas is taking root.

The produce section is full of fresh fruits and vegetables at Inserra ShopRite in Wayne.
Jan 27, 2023

ShopRite adds online filters to help customers shop by dietary needs

With nearly half of shoppers ordering their groceries, the Keasbey-based retailer has been taking steps to integrate its health and wellness programming into the digital space.

Frutta Bowls, a smoothie and superfood chain founded in Freehold, is adding new limited time offerings to its menu for the winter, including. Warm Apple Crisp Oatmeal Bowl
Jan 27, 2023

Frutta Bowls adds LTO items to its menu for the winter

Since 2016, the company, founded in Freehold, has grown to 39 locations across 16 states, including 14 shops in New Jersey.

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers the keynote address to the Chamber of Commerce ReNew Jersey Business Summit and Expo.
Jan 27, 2023

Murphy to keynote NJ Chamber’s ReNew Jersey Summit in AC

The event brings together leaders and stakeholders from a range of sectors for speeches, a panel discussion, networking and a business expo.