121-year-old Paterson baking ingredients company is acquired by private-equity firm

J&K Ingredients Corp., a Paterson-based provider of ingredients for baked goods, has been acquired by a private-equity firm, according to a Thursday announcement. CORE Industrial Partners LLC, based in Chicago, announced it has acquired J&K,...

In Bayonne, new Starbucks means more than just coffee

It’s the dream of every commercial project and municipal official in the state: a Starbucks. A store means more than just access to coffee — many see it as an affirmation that their community or...

Newark Symphony Hall creates investment committee of Black-led, millennial-age professionals

Newark Symphony Hall has announced the creation of a Black-led, volunteer-based Investment Committee comprised largely of millennial-age professionals that it is tasking with shaping oversight policy and providing fund-management guidance. The seven members of the...

Canopy by Hilton says it mixes culture, convenience as it opens in Jersey City...

A Canopy by Hilton hotel has opened in Jersey City’s Arts District, the developers announced recently. The hotel, part of Hilton’s lifestyle brand, is the chain’s first site in the New York metropolitan area, and...

Pet publication launches online marketplace to connect manufacturers, retailers

Pet Age, a pet industry publication based in Somerset, has launched a virtual marketplace for industry professionals, it announced this week. Pet Age and its owners, Minnesota-based BridgeTower Media, said in a news release that...

Why doubling capacity for indoor dining won’t come close to doubling number of seats...

Gov. Phil Murphy is going back and forth regarding his desire to increase capacity for indoor dining. Last week, he indicated it was likely. This week — with COVID-19 cases on the rise —...

Murphy vetoes bill that would have reimbursed N.J. restaurateurs for summer start/stop

Gov. Phil Murphy has pledged his support for all small businesses throughout this pandemic — including the restaurant industry. But, on Monday he vetoed a bill that would have had the state reimburse New Jersey...

Arthur’s Tavern — iconic institution in Morris Plains — illustrates challenges facing an industry...

Alice McGreevy looks out at the walls of Arthur’s Tavern, the restaurant her family has owned for more than six decades. They are walls covered with photos — many black and white — that portray...

‘Pumpkin Spice Tax’ is very real thing — and costly, too

Feel like you’re being bombarded by food and beverage options featuring “Pumpkin Spice”? There’s a reason for it. And it has nothing to do with the fall season. Studies show people are willing to...

Virtua Health to unveil Mobile Grocery Store later this month

Virtua Health said it will unveil its latest innovation to improve food access in Camden and Burlington counties, the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store, later this month. The health system’s grocery store-on-wheels — created from...

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NJM to refund nearly $2M to commercial auto policyholders

If you insure your commercial vehicle with NJM, you’re in luck. And due a small refund. On Monday, NJM announced it is returning a portion...

Kuras joins Unity Bank as chief lending officer

Adam Kuras has joined Unity Bank as chief lending officer, bringing more than 27 years of banking and finance leadership experience to the community bank. Unity Bank...

Woodmont celebrates start of vertical construction on Woodbridge distribution center project

Woodmont Industrial Partners has begun vertical construction on a more than 101,000-square-foot distribution center in Woodbridge, it announced recently. The unit of Fairfield-based Woodmont Properties...

Rider extends President Dell’Omo’s contract through 2024

Rider University has extended the contract of President Gregory Dell’Omo for two years beyond his current agreement, to July 31, 2024, it announced this...

Want some of $70M in grants N.J. has for small businesses? You need to...

When Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state was making $70 million of CARES Act money available to small businesses — especially the restaurant industry...