Food & Hospitality

Apr 23, 2020

Rutgers FIC, Specialty Food Association donate foods to local community

“Our members are dedicated to combating hunger and food waste. It is comforting to know that they are making a real difference to the local community in need,” said Ron Tanner, vice president of philanthropy, government, and industry relations for the Specialty Food Foundation, in a prepared statement.

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Apr 23, 2020

Paterson pilot program connects seniors with neighbors who will shop for them

“In the City of Paterson, we want to make sure our senior citizens are taken care of,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh in a prepared statement. “Neighbor Express will allow us, together as a community, be there for one another during these uncertain times.”

Jersey Mike's Subs sandwiches being made.
Apr 23, 2020

Jersey Mike’s will donate 20 percent of sales to Feeding America this weekend

The sandwich franchise says it will donate a minimum of $1 million.

John Hartmann, COO, Bed Bath & Beyond.
Apr 22, 2020

Bed Bath brings on new COO

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed John Hartmann as chief operating officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and president of buybuy Baby, effective May 18.

Apr 21, 2020

AT&T, Subaru, McDonald’s offer free food to medical personnel, folks in need during COVID-19 pandemic

AT&T granted $100,000 to the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association to be doled out to restaurants locally who will then provide meals to personnel working at field hospitals in the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus and the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. “This allows restaurants to do what they do best: feed […]

Magnify Brewing created Round of Applause to celebrate essential COVID-19 workers.
Apr 21, 2020

Fairfield brewery makes special beer for essential workers only, for $1 per 4 pack

All front-line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic deserve a round of applause, and Magnify Brewing Co. is giving them just that. Round of Applause, a 6.4 percent ABV IPA, has been brewed as a “thank you” to first responders, health care professionals, grocery store workers, police, and all other essential workers, each of whom can […]

Apr 21, 2020

SHCCNJ teams with Univision NY for weekly small business TV program

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey is headed to the small screen with a big message for the the fastest-growing demographic in the tristate area.

Cybersecurity incident
Apr 20, 2020

PrimoHoagies experiences data security incident

Hackers accessed payment card information for customers who ordered from the Westville-based franchise between July 15, 2019 and Feb. 18, 2020.

Apr 19, 2020

Some gym members are now entitled to a refund or credit

New Jersey law makes amends for members if a health club facility is closed for more than 30 days.

Apr 16, 2020

NJ Food Council emphasizes employee, consumer health during COVID-19

“The sudden outbreak and dramatic impact of the coronavirus created panic, empty store shelves and uncertainty among shoppers and grocery workers," said President and CEO Linda Doherty. "We realized there was no playbook so it was necessary to work closely with our government partners, rally behind the challenges of the food industry, inform the public and support our workforce."

Apr 16, 2020

Tropicana to lay off nearly 3,000 Atlantic City workers

According to an April 9 filing to shareholders from its owner, 90 percent of the company’s employees will be furloughed nationwide, including corporate staff.

Casino gambling
Apr 15, 2020

NJ casinos lose money across the board in March amid COVID-19 pandemic (updated)

In March, the American Gaming Association estimated that a two-month shutdown for the state’s nine casinos could spell a loss of $1.1 billion in economic activity and leave nearly 33,300 people without a job.