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Audible celebrates anniversaries in Newark with city students, teachers

By Mario Marroquin
November 30, 2017 10:32 AM

Amazon subsidiary Audible Inc. celebrated its 20th anniversary of service and its 10th anniversary in Newark with free memberships and Amazon Fire tables for all Newark high school students and teachers. CONTINUE READING

Local fulfillment company clicks with record-breaking Black Friday, Cyber Monday

By Gabrielle Saulsbery
November 28, 2017 01:43 PM

As consumers spent the weekend clicking “confirm” in their online shopping carts, the floor at Dotcom Distribution was abuzz with round-the-clock order fulfillment. CONTINUE READING


The ties that bind: Brothers build bow tie business with grandfather's legacy in mind

By Bari Faye SiegelNovember 28, 2017 03:05 PM


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Innophos acquires NutraGenesis for $28M

By Emily Bader
November 7, 2017 12:41 PM

Cranbury-based Innophos Holdings Inc. announced Monday it has acquired NutraGenesis, a Vermont-based marketer of nutraceutical ingredients. CONTINUE READING

New manufacturing institute to look for 40,000-sq.-ft. space, employ 150 workers

By Vince Calio
October 18, 2017 12:59 PM

The New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute, a joint venture between the New Jersey Innovation Institute and Rutgers University, is looking to change the face of pharmaceutical manufacturing in the state. CONTINUE READING


Blau & Berg names director of business development

By Mario Marroquin
October 12, 2017 11:31 AM

Commercial real estate brokerage firm The Blau & Berg Co. recently announced it has named Christian Benedetto as its new director of business development. CONTINUE READING

Walmart donates more than $400K to N.J. charities

By Vince Calio
October 10, 2017 12:34 PM

State-based charities Sage Eldercare and the Food Bank of South Jersey were among the beneficiaries of several charitable donations made by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation on Tuesday. The two charities were rewarded $60,000 and $50,000, respectively. Other charities and the amounts they received are: Atlantic City Rescue Mission, $50,000; Northwest New Jersey Community Action Program, $30,000; Franklin Township Food Bank, $35,000; Elijah’s Promise, $30,000; Community Food Bank of New Jersey, $50,000; Oaks Integrated Care, $25,000; Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County, $40,000; Arm in Arm, $50,000. “These organizations provide such valuable services for the communities they serve, and assist local citizens during some of the most difficult times of their lives,” Jennifer Hoehn, Walmart's director of public affairs and government relations for New Jersey, said in a press release. “We’re so grateful to be a part of the amazing work these organizations do and the difference they make each day.” CONTINUE READING

dancker acquires Office Furniture Partnership

By Emily Bader
October 4, 2017 11:44 AM

Somerville-based integrated interior solutions firm dancker announced Monday it is acquiring the assets of Office Furniture Partnership, a furniture dealer in Morristown. The merger, according to dancker, will expand its presence in New Jersey and the tri-state area. “We are very proud to be adding the talented team at OFP to our organization.” said Steven Lang, dancker CEO and president. “Our teams share a customer-driven value system and commitment to provide innovative solutions to address today’s business challenges. Our customers will experience a seamless transition as we continue to expand our ability to provide integrated solutions that connect people, space, and technology to achieve better business outcomes.” As of Oct. 1, OFP will take on dancker’s name and will continue to provide its services to its clients. “The choice to merge with dancker was based on us having a shared business culture and focus on customer satisfaction. Joining an organization founded in 1829, means our clients will now benefit from even greater expertise, working with an industry leader able to provide fully integrated architecture, furniture, technology, and logistical solutions.” said Bob Rigby of OFP. CONTINUE READING

Execs talk state of Amazon, infrastructure at NAIOP NJ chapter meeting

By Mario Marroquin
October 3, 2017 11:16 AM

E-commerce and the role of the next governor in real estate were resounding themes at the New Jersey NAIOP CEO Perspective panel last week. With less than five weeks until the gubernatorial election, the chapter members gathered at Maritime Parc in Jersey City to voice their concerns which included remaining competitive in the region, millennial retention and attracting more jobs to the state. CONTINUE READING

Imperial Dade acquires Central Paper

By Emily Bader
October 2, 2017 12:18 PM

New Jersey-based Imperial Dade announced Monday it has acquired Central Paper Products Co. Inc. CONTINUE READING

FedEx to hire nearly 2,000 season workers in the state

By Vince Calio
September 29, 2017 01:48 PM

FedEx is looking to hire 1,800 seasonal employees throughout northern New Jersey to help ship packages during the holiday season. CONTINUE READING

State Senate and Assembly create bipartisan proposal to attract Amazon

By Arthur Augustyn
September 27, 2017 04:47 PM

New Jersey’s state senate and assembly have crafted a bipartisan effort to attract Amazon’s new second headquarters to the garden state. CONTINUE READING

Philly Fed finds positive growth in nonmanufacturing business activity

By Emily Bader
September 27, 2017 11:42 AM

Nonmanufacturing business activity in the region that includes South Jersey continued to grow in September, according to Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. CONTINUE READING

FedEx cuts ribbon on 307,000-sq.-ft. hub in Trenton; to create 280 jobs

By Vince Calio
September 27, 2017 06:12 AM

Federal Express has cut the ribbon on a new 307,000-square-foot distribution center in Hamilton Township near Trenton. CONTINUE READING

Suit solution: Two moms develop easier-to-use swimwear for children

By Meg Fry
September 22, 2017 02:07 PM

All mothers know how problem-solving products make their lives easier – but not many know how to create one themselves. CONTINUE READING

Manufacturing’s ascent: John Kennedy of NJMEP is optimistic about the future of manufacturing but warns industry must adapt as jobs become more high-tech

By Meg Fry
September 22, 2017 02:03 PM

Manufacturing is not dead in New Jersey. CONTINUE READING

Nabisco kicks off Team USA sponsorship with Olympic Winter Games

By Emily Bader
September 22, 2017 12:17 PM

East Hanover-based Nabisco, the maker of Oreo, Ritz Crackers and Chips Ahoy!, announced it is the Official Cooking and Cracker Sponsor for Team USA leading up to the 2018 winter Olympic games. CONTINUE READING

Camden approves Amazon HQ2 proposal

By Arthur Augustyn
September 21, 2017 01:55 PM

Amazon’s second headquarters is seemingly the prize everyone wants to win, but Camden said it believes it has a genuine shot at attracting the multibillion dollar e-commerce company. CONTINUE READING

Steel cutting company starts with loan from state EDA

By Vince Calio
September 21, 2017 11:50 AM

Flame Cut Steel, a producer of precision cut steel components, has opened up shop in Irvington with direct loans from the state’s Economic Development Authority. CONTINUE READING

Route4Me blooms from house-hunting to multinational logistics

By Arthur Augustyn
September 15, 2017 01:08 PM

Dan Khasis had a problem. He was on an extensive house-hunting mission in 2009 and got tired of his GPS navigating him through congested roads whenever he had to get to one of the dozen stops he planned for the day. CONTINUE READING

N.J. submits RFP to bring Amazon HQ2 to New Jersey

September 14, 2017 11:09 AM

The New Jersey Partnership for Action announced plans last week to submit a response to Amazon’s Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a location for its second corporate headquarters. CONTINUE READING

NAI Hanson completes industrial sale in Flanders

By Mario Marroquin
September 1, 2017 10:20 AM

Commercial brokerage NAI James E. Hanson recently announced it brokered the sale of a 157,822-square-foot industrial building at 700 Bartley Chester Road, Flanders. CONTINUE READING

Berje completes solar panel installation at Carteret facility

By Mario Marroquin
August 25, 2017 02:40 PM

Aromatic chemical distributor Berje recently announced it completed the installation of a 200,000-square-foot solar panel array at its center in Carteret. CONTINUE READING

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