Restaurants & Food News
- Q3 net loss widens, sales decline for Tops parent
Tops Holding Corp.—parent of Tops Friendly Markets LLC—Tuesday reported its loss widened as sales declined in its fiscal third quarter.
- Three Kraft Heinz plants to stay open for next five years
State leaders announced Wednesday a deal has been made to keep three Kraft Heinz Co. plants in Upstate New York—including one in Livingston County—open for at least the next five years.
- Organizations form coalition against proposed minimum wage hike
Twenty-six New York organizations, including Rochester Business Alliance Inc. and Unshackle Upstate, announced at an Albany rally on Wednesday that they have formed a coalition to fight a proposed rise in the state’s minimum hourly wage to $15.
- Costco sues CityGate developer over liquor store site
In an attempt to stop a liquor store from rising at its current site in the mixed-use CityGate project, the development’s anchor, Costco Wholesale Corp., is suing the project’s developer, Anthony J. Costello & Son Development LLC.
- Mario's restaurant to close Dec. 23
Mario’s Pizza and Restaurant Inc.—which does business as Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Catering—will serve its last dinner on Dec. 23, owner Mario Daniele announced via a radio ad Monday.
- Seneca Foods acquires Michigan company
Seneca Foods Corp. has acquired Gray & Co., a Michigan-based provider of maraschino cherries and one of the largest providers of glace or candied fruit products.
- Wegmans to open final new store of 2015
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is opening a new store in Concordville, Pa.—the last of its three store openings in 2015, before the company’s 100th anniversary next year, officials said.
- Wegman foundation gives $1M to Rochester Regional Health
The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation has made a $1 million gift to Rochester Regional Health, health system officials said Monday.
- Tops Markets promotes five executives
Williamsville-based Tops Markets LLC on Tuesday announced five executive level promotions on the heels of it naming a new president and chief operating officer, John Persons, this month.
- Retalient Rochester reveals first-round winners
Retailent Rochester, a competition to find the best retail ideas in the area, has announced its first round of winners.
- Genesee launches porter in bottles
Genesee Brewing Co. on Thursday released its Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter in four-pack bottles as part of its Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch series, officials said.
- Rochester attracts food service supplier
Binghamton-based Maines Food & Party Warehouse—the retail division of Maines Paper & Food Service Inc.—is expanding into Rochester.
- Henrietta distributor partners with craft brewer
Shmaltz Brewing Co. is partnering with Henrietta-based distributor Lake Beverage Corp., officials said.
- Food Venture Center gets $7M in funding
New York’s wine and beer industries are getting a boost with a $7 million investment announced Wednesday for Cornell University's food-research facility in Ontario County.
- Beer drives up profits for Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands Inc. posted an increase in profits for the second quarter, driven by its beer business.
- Now they teach others to make their own wine
They take their clients from vine to vino, at least 24 bottles’ worth
- Analysts eye growth for Constellation
Analysts expect Constellation Brands Inc. to report increases in year-over-year sales and earnings per share when the Victor, Ontario County-based firm reports its second-quarter financial results Wednesday.
- Flour City firms face legal clash over the name
- Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week kicks off
The Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week kicks off Friday and runs through Oct. 11. The event is in its fourth year of operation and brings together the region’s variety of ciders.
- Firms make Fortune's Best Workplaces for Women list
Five local firms made the inaugural list of Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women.