Posts Tagged ‘food’

NEWK’S TURNS 10 YEARS OLD — Restaurant takes fast-casual to next level

by Wally Northway Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, food, Mississippi, restaurants

In June 2006, Chris Newcomb surveyed his newest Newk’s restaurant location in Flowood. The eatery that began in Oxford had come out of the gates running in 2004, and Newcomb made it clear that his mission was to see more Newk’s in more locales. When asked that day what his future plans were for the […] [...]

Young Mississippi restaurateurs carving careers

by Lisa Monti Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, hospitality, Mississippi, restaurants

If you ask to see the owner at certain Coast restaurants, you may be surprised to find that four of them are in their early 20s. Consider Jourdan Nicaud. He opened his third restaurant this month at the age of 24. Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young are buddies from high school and they […] [...]

TED CARTER: Ego ahead of shareholders — the unfolding Whole Foods story

by Ted Carter Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, food, healthcare, Mississippi, Whole Foods

Don’t be surprised if national health care politics comes into play when Whole Foods Market opens its doors at Highland Village in Jackson Feb. 4. The man who co-founded the retailer of natural and organic foods and is today its co-CEO started it all by equating the Affordable Care Act to fascism and reportedly encouraging […] [...]

COOKING UP CHANGES — New IP chef has big plans for Biloxi restaurants

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, entertainment, food, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Peter D’Andrea, the new executive chef at IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, checked out the other Mississippi Coast casinos since he arrived late last year and is looking to sharpen his competitive edge. D’Andrea, who’s been in the food and beverage business for 40 years, found his way to Biloxi when he was looking […] [...]

New process from Mississippi company helps remove bacteria from oysters

by Lisa Monti Published: January 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, oysters

Crystal Seas Seafood in Pass Christian is processing a small portion of their oysters with irradiation to eliminate health risks posed by the naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria in Gulf waters that is highly concentrated during summer months. The resulting new product, dubbed the Crystal Clear Oyster, is processed live and some still in the shell […] [...]

Wicker wants Obama to strengthen anti-seafood fraud efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) have asked President Barack Obama to direct federal agencies to better coordinate their efforts to fight seafood fraud that they say threatens the livelihoods of American fishermen and harms consumers. According to the senators, seafood fraud is a serious problem in the United […] [...]

Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants […] [...]

Running with the big dogs — Hollywood Feed taking small-store feel to national level

by Wally Northway Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, cats, dogs, food, Mississippi

An executive who cut his teeth in corporate America grows disillusioned with big-box stores and buys a local mom-and-pop with the goal of growing it into a large, national concern to compete against the very stores he dislikes. That might sound a little strange, but Shawn McGhee, proprietor of Hollywood Feed, a pet supply retailer […] [...]

Whole Foods sets grand opening; to offer pre-opening tours

by MBJ Staff Published: January 10,2014

Tags: food, grand opening, grocer, Marty Gibb, retail, retailer, retailing, Whole Foods Market

JACKSON — Whole Foods Market will open its doors Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at Highland Village in Jackson, according to release from the company. The 34,000-square-foot store will feature an organic salad bar, in-store smoked barbecue, fresh-made gelato, natural body care and nutritional supplements, beer growler filling station and the Yazoo Bend Coffee […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with UN organization while in Rome

STARKVILLE — During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU president Mark E. Keenum and FAO deputy director general Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that […] [...]

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