Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Whole Foods deals rattle the grocery industry

Amazon, Kroger bids for niche retailer could signal changes in technology and services for all.

June 23, 2017
Amazon announced last week that it had reached an agreement to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The deal would allow Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to remain at the helm of the supermarket chain when the deal is expected to close later this year. Read More

Brewery releasing seasonal coffee stout

June 23, 2017
A West Michigan brewery is packaging a new beer made with coffee from a Grand Rapids roaster. Read More

Food truck catches fire

June 22, 2017
A Grand Rapids food truck caught fire this week. Read More

Homebrewers rank West Michigan beers tops in US

June 20, 2017
The nation’s homebrewers think highly of two West Michigan breweries and their beers. Read More

Soul food restaurant closes doors

June 19, 2017
A soul food restaurant in Grand Rapids has closed. Read More

Grocer complies with FDA mandate

June 19, 2017
A locally based grocer has complied with a new Food and Drug Administration mandate. Read More

Expansion to improve efficiency

New addition will give Hearthside bakery in GR extra storage room, avoid off-site storing costs.

June 16, 2017
A $7-million expansion is set to help production of granola in Grand Rapids. Read More

Delays help City Built find its niche

Brewery opens in Monroe North area after nearly two years of setbacks.

June 16, 2017
When Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje first announced City Built Brewing Co. in fall 2015, the brewing industry was a different beast. Read More

GR hitting restaurant saturation?

MRA president says two closings this month could indicate city nearing its peak.

June 16, 2017
Two restaurant closures this month could signal saturation in the Grand Rapids area. Read More

VC fund invests in smoothie startup

June 16, 2017
The venture capital fund of a food maker in the region has invested seed money in a company that makes frozen smoothies. Read More