Food & Hospitality

Gov. Phil Murphy attends the opening of JBJ Soul Kitchen at Rutgers-Newark on Jan. 22, 2020. From left, Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, Dorthea Bonjiovi, Jon Bon Jovi, and Gourmet Dining President Michael Frungillo.
Jan 22, 2020

Bon Jovi’s community restaurant JBJ Soul Kitchen opens at Rutgers–Newark

In partnership with campus dining provider Gourmet Dining LLC, the Jersey rocker's conscious eatery concept will feed students irrespective of their ability to pay for the food.

Jan 21, 2020

Comedies and Cosmos: New law allows local theaters to sell liquor

John McEwen, who heads the New Jersey Theater Alliance, said the measure would be a boon for theaters that struggle to make ends meet at the box office.

Jan 21, 2020

Secaucus specialty food company receives $16.5M in financing

With its headquarters in New Jersey and operations in California, Florida and Canada, White Toque sells both frozen and dry specialty foods to more than 250 distributors and wholesalers across the nation.

Bowl of ramen.
Jan 19, 2020

Award-winning ramen restaurant heading to downtown Newark

The Hahne & Co. space will be Ani Ramen House 's sixth location and serve as the company’s headquarters.

Wegmans Food Markets Senior Vice President and Division Manager for New Jersey and Metro New York Joseph Sofia will be elected the new chairman of the board for the New Jersey Food Council in 2020.
Jan 17, 2020

New Jersey Food Council selects Wegmans exec as board chair

Joseph Sofia is the New Jersey and New York Metro food markets senior vice president and division manager.

Inside one of the cannabis propagation rooms at PharmaCann in Montgomery, N.Y.
Jan 16, 2020

TerrAscend second of ‘new six’ ATCs issued permit; projects spring opening

Presently operating alternative treatment centers in the state serve more than 66,200 patients, 2,500 caregivers and 1,092 physicians in the expanding medical cannabis program.

Conference room table.
Jan 13, 2020

NACD NJ to honor former J&J, Campbell Soup, Lucent chairs in 2020

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors will recognize three board members and two boards at its second annual Director of Year Awards this spring.

Person carrying fresh vegetables in a plastic shopping bag.
Jan 10, 2020

Lawmakers to make final, uneasy go at plastic bag ban Monday

“What we’re going to do on Monday is pass what we thought was the consensus” bill, said Sen. Bob Smith, D-17th District, the measure's main sponsor and chair of the Senate Environment Committee. “That consensus is falling apart.”

Bolero Snort beers
Jan 8, 2020

After 7 years of brewing, Bolero Snort opens tasting room

Their beers have been on bar taps and store shelves since 2013, but now the brewers – and its fans – will have a place of their own in Bergen County.

Jan 7, 2020

Campbell Snacks president to leave company for a new role

Carlos Abrams-Rivera will lead the division through the end of Camden-based company's second fiscal quarter.

close up of sports betting slip, pencil and one hundred dollars, betting, sports betting, stock, stock photo
Jan 7, 2020

NJ seeks input to double down on skills for sports betting workforce

“Sports wagering is a high-wage, high-growth sector that has already benefited New Jersey’s economy,” Tim Sullivan, who heads the NJEDA, said in a statement. “Creating good-paying jobs and cultivating a talent pipeline to support this burgeoning industry is critical.”

Jan 7, 2020

Swander Pace Capital completes cookie company sale to Hostess for $320M

Bedminster-based Swander Pace acquired a majority stake in Voortman Cookies in 2015.