Food & Beverage

Why Israeli Companies are Choosing New Jersey

Relatively similar in geographic size and population, both New Jersey and Israel are small but mighty. Nicknamed the “State of Innovation” and the “Startup Nation,” both share a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. Home to the fourth largest Israel-born population and the fourth largest population of Israeli ancestry in the United States, New Jersey has longstanding ties to Israel. Israeli …

5 Major Italian Food Companies Succeeding in New Jersey

The U.S. State of New Jersey is an international gateway for Italian food and beverage companies looking enter the North American market. From food processing and cold storage facilities to top global importers and corporate offices, New Jersey is the food capital of America. Over 1/3 of the major food firms in the U.S have a presence here. Companies can …

What are New Jersey’s Major Industries?

Although New Jersey is the 4th smallest state in the country, it is also the most densely populated. Our communities are richly diverse and nearly one-third of all NJ business owners immigrated here from other parts of the world. Our commitment to foreign direct investment, R&D collaboration, and workforce development supports growth in key industry sectors, from life sciences and …

New Jersey Food Innovation Opportunities a Recipe for Success

New Jersey has a robust history in food manufacturing. Some of the biggest names in food and beverage, including Campbell Soup, Goya, Anheuser Busch, and Mars Wrigley call New Jersey home. Innovation never stops in our State, which is why the following young food and beverage companies are currently thriving in New Jersey’s ecosystem. Universal Yums Parsippany-based Universal Yums has …

Only in NJ: New York’s Best Pizza & #1 Beer in America

Cape May Brewing Company New Jersey has a long-celebrated history in beer. Many have credited the former Peter Ballantine & Sons Brewing Company of Newark with brewing America’s first India Pale Ale, Ballantine IPA, in 1878. It was the only American-made beer that successfully continued the tradition of 19th century IPAs after Prohibition ended. The wood-aged, hoppy beer, since resurrected …

New Jersey’s Edible History: Italian Dinner

New Jersey’s Edible History: Italian Dinner Break bread with Choose New Jersey and get to know the food companies that bring the taste of Italy to the Garden State. Italian heritage has long been a prominent fixture in New Jersey’s history and business community. Did you know more than 1.5 million Italian Americans call our State home and represent nearly …

New Jersey: A Chocoholic’s Paradise

Happy Valentine’s Day from Choose New Jersey! Did you know that New Jersey is a confectionery capital? Candy giant Mars Wrigley produces millions of M&Ms each year from its Hackettstown, NJ factory. In fact, Mars Wrigley will soon be expanding its presence in the State by opening a second U.S. headquarters in Newark, NJ, bringing nearly 500 jobs to the …

Wine & Cheese: A Romance Made in New Jersey

Wine & Cheese:  A Romance Made in New Jersey There are few culinary pairings better than wine and cheese. When enjoyed together, they bring out the subtle notes and complimentary flavors in one another to enhance the sensory experience. Whether it’s a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with aged gouda, an earthy Pinot noir with Vermont Sharp Cheddar, or a sweet Moscato …

New Jersey’s Spectacular Specialty Foods

New Jersey’s Spectacular Specialty Foods Home to many vibrant immigrant communities, New Jersey is a mecca for ethnic cuisine. Our State is also a leader in food innovation, with companies offering unique products and flavor fusions in high demand across the world. Culinary tastes are changing, and globally-inspired, artisanal food is gaining popularity. In addition, more awareness is building around …


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