BRIDGETON, N.J. – While large firms like Conagra, Mondelez, Nestle and Campbell’s dominate the grocery aisles and squeeze out small players, there are still holdouts of one-off grocery products can stand alone. One such item is Seabrook Farms Creamed Spinach. Seabrook Farms is the number one creamed spinach in theMORE HERE


LINDEN, N.J. – The west coast lighting retailer Lamps Plus has struck an exclusive deal to market classic Stiffel Lamps, a brand that has returned production to the U.S. recent years. “Stiffel is a brand with a great history. The lamps are truly unique and considered works of art,” saidMORE HERE

This could be good time for Lenox, and all things American. When the virus goes, people will want to have the family over for a large dinner. And in a time when we spend $1,000 for caterers or supplies for a dinner, why not spend the same amount for something decent, and not Pottery Barn, to serve it on.MORE HERE

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – LEM is a special kind of lemon filling, found in select grocery stores and specialty food shops. Made by Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Serv-Agen, it is quite different than your regular pie filling. It was originally called Mrs. Morrison’s LEM, and was a “one-line item” company. ItMORE HERE

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – The brand Serv-a-gravy has been harder to find at stores. Charlie Slade, of the company Serv-Agen, gave a bit of history of the company. The gravy brand was started by his grandfather, Herbert W. Salus, in 1936. He was a civil service commissioner and attorney. HeMORE HERE

There are great brands related to lighters. Of course there is Zippo, which has done an aggressive and smart job of keeping an anachronistic brand alive at a time when folks don’t smoke as much as they used to. One other brand is Ronson, the flint and lighter fluid company,MORE HERE