Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Brewery releases double IPA

October 24, 2016
A new year-round double IPA from an established brewery in the area is on the market. Read More

Man falls 20 feet, dies at Michigan fruit storage facility

October 24, 2016
| By AP
Authorities say a 62-year-old man changing light bulbs at a western Michigan fruit storage facility died after falling about 20 feet. Read More

Change in diet inspires change in restaurant

Cherie Inn owner Michael Kulczyk develops healthier, vegan-friendly food options.

October 21, 2016
Last week, Michael Kulczyk stepped on the scale revealing he had lost 100 pounds since March 1. Read More

Restaurant Partners Inc. owner hits his stride

Jeff Lobdell adds Rockwell Republic to growing list of acquired restaurants.

October 21, 2016
Restaurant Partners Inc.’s growth hasn’t always been easy, but Jeff Lobdell feels like he is hitting his stride. Read More

Hop growers expanding

Michigan production blooms from 320 acres last year to 650.

October 21, 2016
With private equity entering the Michigan hop industry, the state’s top growers are positioning themselves for the future. Read More

Restaurant company secures $97M credit facility

October 21, 2016
A local restaurant company has secured a $97-million credit facility to support its planned expansion. Read More

Brewery's beer benefits nonprofit

October 21, 2016
A brewery in the area has made a beer to raise money for a Grand Rapids nonprofit. Read More

Foundation donates $30K for veterans home

October 21, 2016
The charitable arm of a local food distributor and retailer has donated $30,000 for a renovation project at a Grand Rapids veterans home. Read More

'Dessert parlor' opening on West Side

October 18, 2016
A locally based “dessert parlor” chain is opening its first location downtown. Read More

Local First produces Fork Fest

October 18, 2016
More than 40 local food vendors will be on hand at a food festival this week, presented by a nonprofit in partnership with a brewery. Read More