News from 2021

November 29, 2021

Schools dealing with food supply issues in preparing menus

With the nation’s food supply chain negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to find some items on store shelves, and schools are dealing with the same issue when it comes to their food service programs.

November 25, 2021

Season of giving: Watertown Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving meals from community donations

As those volunteering with the local Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving meal service were hard at work Thursday either making deliveries or packaging orders, Grace Nichols, 6, was put in charge of assembling containers of cubed cheese and grapes after helping out with stuffing and cranberry sauce earlier in the day.

November 25, 2021

Watertown Salvation Army serves hundreds of free meals this Thanksgiving

Hundreds of meals flew out the doors of the Watertown Salvation Army this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2021

Giving thanks: Local agencies offer assistance to those in need

While the holiday season is a time for giving, it can also be the most challenging time of year for low- or fixed-income families, especially as costs continue to rise.

September 30, 2021

United Way truck pull fundraiser comes to Watertown

United Way of Northern New York had a truck pull in Canton earlier this month and now it’s Watertown’s turn.

September 29, 2021

United Way of NNY hosting benefit truck pull on Saturday

As part of its 100-year anniversary, the United Way of Northern New York will host a truck pull beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.

August 9, 2021

Renzi Foodservice plans big expansion

A food service company in Watertown is planning a big expansion and with it comes more jobs and traffic.

August 3, 2021

Watertown Planning Board approves Renzi expansion

An expansion at the Renzi Foodservice facility in the City Center Industrial Park is slated to start this fall.

July 23, 2021

Renzi expanding food business in Watertown industrial park

Renzi Foodservice is about to embark on a major expansion at its facility in the City Center Industrial Park on South Bellew Avenue.

March 1, 2021

Letter to Our Community: Looking Ahead & The Future of Renzi Market

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly a year that we, as a community, have been navigating the incredible challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we have been in awe of the strength and resilience of our Upstate New York communities – from the frontline healthcare workers and first responders, to the essential foodservice and retail workers, and everyone in between.

As we continue to see hopeful developments in the trajectory of the pandemic, and look ahead to a brighter future, we have made the decision to fully focus our efforts moving forward on serving our business customers. We will be closing the online Renzi Market to the public, effective March 31, 2021. This will be the last date to place orders for curbside pickup and home delivery on