Food & Agriculture

Stepping Up: Small Point Cafe bakes donations for health care workers...

PROVIDENCE – Tracy Whittaker’s first day of her new job was also the last day of normalcy. Whittaker started as head baker at Small Point...
VETERANS protested Allie's Donuts' decision to end its discount for police and military members, a move company owner Matt Drescher said was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Vets protest donut shop for ending police, military discount

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) – Veterans from across southern New England have protested outside a popular Rhode Island donut shop that ended its police and...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC.'s profits rose 55% to $88 million in the company's fiscal third quarter ended May 2.

UNFI profits jump 55% on pandemic-driven demand

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. reported an $88 million profit in its fiscal third quarter ended May 2, a 54.4% increase year over...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurants go through indoor dining learning curve

When the state issued guidelines for Phase II of reopening for restaurants – allowing for indoor dining – Rhode Island restaurateurs scrutinized them word...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Protecting your wine inventory

While the last two months have forced us to remain in our homes more, it has also shifted where and how we spend our...

Globe: Upserve faces criticism from restaurant customers for new fees

BOSTON – A Providence-based restaurant management software company has come under fire for increasing fees to customers without their knowledge, The Boston Globe reported. The...
Bruce Newbury

New phase means an awkward step outdoors

We are going outside to eat at this stage of the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started allowing limited outdoor dining for restaurants...
EMPLOYEES AT RED STRIPE restaurant in Providence organize meal packages to be delivered to Roger Williams Medical Center. Encore Restaurant Group and the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation recently launched its Meals with a Mission program where it will deliver close to 4,000 meals to frontline workers. / COURTESY ENCORE RESTAURANT GROUP

Stepping Up: OSJL Charitable Foundation, Encore Restaurant Group serving up meals...

PROVIDENCE – When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo offered restaurants the opportunity to allow take-out in order to stay in operation during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Farm Fresh RI, R.I. Food Bank approved for USDA’s new food...

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank will collaborate to provide up to 3,750 boxes of food per...
Bruce Newbury

Eateries already planning how to get diners back

When the opening of the economy is discussed on a state or national level, restaurants are always near the top of the list. Add...

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