A ShopRite store in N.J. is reaching out to gluten-free shoppers with a Gluten-Free Festival this weekend, which will feature educational materials and free consultations with the store's dietitian or a pediatric gastroenterologist who is from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and director of the Center for Celiac Disease. Samples of the chain's more than 60 gluten-free brands will also be available.
The township of Medford, N.J., is challenging a renewal request for two liquor licenses owned by developer Stephen Samost, which were acquired 10 years ago as part of a planned commercial and housing development that has yet to be built. Samost has had the licenses renewed five times by the state Division of Alcohol Beverage Control, and Medford officials say the township is losing revenue that would be generated by restaurants utilizing the licenses.
Development firm Waterfront Renaissance Associates plans to build a $700 million world trade center in Camden, N.J., on a 16-acre site that formerly housed a state prison. The proposed 2.3-million-square-foot Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center project, which would be the third-largest world trade center in North America, would be built in four phases and include a pedestrian promenade, housing and retail properties.
The New Jersey law creating the craft-distillery license was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. The new license affords distilleries the same manufacturing and distribution options that beer- and winemakers have, said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, a co-sponsor of the legislation.
Retailers in New Jersey and around the country are expected to hire at least as many holiday helpers as last year amid forecasts for similar spending patterns. “The retail industry continues to demonstrate its strength and resiliency during this fragile economic time,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.