The City of New Brunswick is home to a variety of businesses large and small, from corporate giant Johnson & Johnson to a number of small retail businesses, dining establishments, and precious few places to buy clothing.
Many of these businesses are part of larger national or international companies, while some are one-of-a-kind local stores, some of which have been based in New Brunswick for decades.
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
The following supermarkets and foodstores are located in New Brunswick:
Two different Stop & Shop supermarkets are located in Franklin Township close to its border with New Brunswick. Another Stop & Shop is located in Highland Park. The nearest Shop-Rite is in East Brunswick, and there is also one in Franklin.
A new supermarket called theFreshGrocer opened in 2012, but closed in 2014. Key Food replaced it in August 2015.
At one time, downtown New Brunswick was home to as many as seven different department stores, including many of the major iconic chains that flourished in the early part of the 20th century.
But most closed down or re-located to suburban shopping malls. Only Sears remains in the City, though it re-located to a larger property with more parking on US Route 1.
Discount Department store chain C.H. Martin is the only department store currently in downtown.
Cameras & Frames
Printing & Copies
Food & Beverage
There are also a number of independently owned furniture stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, flower shops, hair salons, barber shops, auto repair shops, and car dealerships, as well as doctors' and dentists' offices, banks, law firms, accountant firms, architecture firms, and various manufacturers and other types of businesses.
National and International Chains in New Brunswick
In addition to the above, the following national chains are located in New Brunswick, mostly in the downtown area:
Food and Beverage
Banks and Credit Unions