Retail

Cashless businesses could be outlawed under new bill

Under Senate Bill 2785 businesses would be prohibited from refusing payments of cash in exchange for their product, with the exception of online retailers, airport vendors and parking decks. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the measure in a 5-0 vote at their Monday meeting. Penalties would begin at $2,500 for a first offense and over ...

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Jersey to Germany How Pratos took Joe Tea global (access required)

A cafe in Copenhagen, Denmark. An airport in Frankfurt, Germany. Joe Tea is a small New Jersey company with a big international reach. When husband-and-wife team Steven and Ann Prato started the company out of the backseat of a Dodge Intrepid in 1998, they had trouble tapping into the local market. But by making some creative inroads they have...

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