Sunday, November 28, 2021


Food & Agriculture

Gerbs’ products allow people with food allergies to again enjoy their...

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $5 million - $25 million: 2. Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods CEO (or equivalent): Galen Conte, co-owner and CEO 2020 Revenue: $6.5...

Pandemic ignites Feast & Fettle’s home delivery service of prepared meals

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $250,000 - $5 million: 3. Feast & Fettle Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Carlos Ventura 2020 Revenue: $2.5 million 2018 Revenue: $414,000 Revenue growth:...

Blount increases cold soup production to meet retailer demand

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $75 million and above: 2. Blount Fine Foods Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Todd Blount, CEO and president 2020 Revenue: $465.3 million 2018...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. reported a profit of $149 million in the company's fiscal year that ended July 31.

UNFI reports $149M profit in FY21

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. earned a profit of $149 million for its fiscal year that ended July 31, or $2.48 per share,...
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of profits from a new product line from Chobani, called the Ends Child Hunger Product Family, will be donated to North Kingstown-based nonprofit Edesia Nutrition. / COURTESY CHOBANI

New Chobani peanut butter line to aid local nonprofit Edesia Nutrition

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Chobani, a U.S. company known for its yogurts, announced that it is entering the peanut butter market and will be donating...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A lesson for Salve students

Like the virus and its far-reaching effects, telling the story of the pandemic has been unprecedented. On social media, we receive and react to...

Survey: Small businesses report renewed anxiety amid COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – After hopes that a return to normalcy was on the horizon during early summer, many small businesses are growing increasingly concerned about their...
MAJOR GROWTH: From left, juicing company Fully Rooted Inc. co-owners Benjamin Aalvik, Angelo Mollis and Amanda Repose in their production space in Pawtucket. Although the retail store had to close and farmers market sales were cut in half during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery across Rhode Island and Massachusetts grew exponentially. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Trio juiced to provide healthy drinks

A small, handheld juicer resting on a set of wire shelves in the headquarters of Fully Rooted Inc. offers an ever-present reminder of the...

Brewers: R.I. law hurts direct sales

A new state law allows Rhode Island brewers to sell twice as much beer directly to consumers than they could before, but local beermakers...
REPLENISHING SUPPLIES: Executive chef Todd Schiller places sandwiches in a display case at FoodLove specialty market in Middletown. / COURTESY FOODLOVE/KRISTIN TEIG

Dining out: Here’s a newfangled grocery store

What if a group of chefs decided to get together and open a grocery store? What would it look like? For that matter, what...

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