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Restaurants finding takeout, delivery have their frustrations

“Please tip for takeout.” That plea from a high school senior who has worked in food service for two years at a neighborhood restaurant sums...
FRESH HARVEST: Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, pulls up oysters from his oyster farm located near the restaurant. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Thriving Matunuck Oyster Farm has fed offshoot businesses

Matunuck Oyster Farm LLC, a 7-acre plot in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond, is home to countless oysters that will eventually end up on a...
PLANTING THE SEEDS: Sheri Griffin and Jesse Rye, co-executive directors of Farm Fresh RI, stand in front of the steel framework for the organization’s brand-new 60,000-square-foot Food Hub facility in the Woonasquatucket River Valley that will be completed in the fall of 2020. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO

Farm Fresh R.I. growing food operation

Farm Fresh Rhode Island IS taking its operation to the next level by building a new facility and ascribing to the ambitious goal of...

Supermarkets: the one industry booming this week

PROVIDENCE – The crush of supermarket shoppers started last week, and really hasn’t let up. If one business is thriving in the new economy,...
R.I.-BASED EXECUTIVE Bahjat Shariff says the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the restaurant industry has led him to be laid off by Howley Bread Group, which operates Panara Bread locations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. / COURTESY HOWLEY BREAD GROUP

R.I. executive of Panera Bread franchisee laid off as coronavirus measures...

PROVIDENCE – A high-profile executive at a franchisee that operates 28 Panera Bread locations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut has been laid off...
DO-IT-YOURSELFER: Nishan Han wants to grow industrial hemp in Rhode Island to provide products for his CBD shop in Newport. / COURTESY MIA CAMPOPIANO PHOTOGRAPHY

CBD store has plans to produce its own stock

Nishan Han hopes to plant his first hemp crop this spring and to harvest it by fall. If his plans are successful, Han, the CEO...
Bahjat Shariff

Shariff receives Ben Mondor Award from NRI Chamber of Commerce

BAHJAT SHARIFF is this year’s recipient of the Ben Mondor Award, which is given by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce to a...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. lost $31 million in the company's fiscal second quarter, less than one tenth of what it lost one year prior.

UNFI loses $31M in fiscal Q2

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. reported a loss of $31 million in the company’s second quarter ended Feb. 1, an improvement from a...
A RENDERING of the Market Basket that is planned to be built in Johnston/ COURTESY DEMOULAS SUPER MARKETS INC.

Market Basket to open first R.I. store in Johnston

JOHNSTON – Market Basket supermarket is opening in Rhode Island, the grocer chain announced Tuesday. The store will be located at 1300 Hartford Ave., according...
STOP & SHOP has donated $150,000 to launch a school food pantry at B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River. / COURTESY STOP & SHOP

Stop & Shop donates $150K to launch school food pantry in...

FALL RIVER – Stop & Shop has donated $150,000 to launch a school food pantry at B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River, the...

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