Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Craft culture pops for soda distributor

Brix Soda is patterned after beers from such breweries as Founders and New Holland.

August 26, 2016
The craft culture in Grand Rapids is so strong it has convinced a soda distribution company to make its own soda. Read More

Beer shopping? Just the facts, please

Evolving craft beer market creates competition for taps, shelf space.

August 26, 2016
With a new wave of breweries opening in West Michigan — and across the nation — beer distributors have placed an added emphasis on facts, as available tap handles and shelf space continue to shrink. Read More

Chicken fast-food chain builds location

August 25, 2016
A chicken fast-food chain is building a location in the area. Read More

Brewery releases 15 packs

August 25, 2016
A brewery in the area is releasing a pair of its beers in 15 packs. Read More

Agricultural company sells and saves 300 jobs

August 24, 2016
Three hundred jobs in the region have been saved after an agricultural company facing bankruptcy sold its assets. Read More

Bar chain hiring for new location

August 24, 2016
A locally based bar chain is hiring for its second location in the region, which will open this fall. Read More

Food distributor makes Fair Food Pledge

August 23, 2016
A local food distributor and retailer has made a new commitment to “corporate responsibility.” Read More

Restaurant company hosts downtown job fair

August 23, 2016
A local restaurant company is hosting a job fair downtown on Wednesday. Read More

Inside Track: Meeting people never gets stale

Grocery career has taken SpartanNash VP down many aisles.

August 19, 2016
Walking through the Breton Village D&W Fresh Market, Brian Haaraoja smiled and greeted every passing customer. Read More

West Side restaurant and bar opens

August 19, 2016
A new West Side restaurant and bar has opened its doors. Read More