Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Soft pretzel chain opens next locations

December 1, 2015
A soft pretzel franchise is growing its West Michigan footprint. Read More

Partners plan urban brewery with entertainment venue

November 30, 2015
Another local brewery should be open by “the time the snow melts.” Read More

Downtown hosts statewide farming conference

November 30, 2015
More than 1,500 farmers from around Michigan will gather in Grand Rapids this week for a three-day conference. Read More

Meritage is ready for another helping

November 27, 2015
Within about a mile of the Medical Mile, Meritage Hospitality Group has three restaurants under construction. Read More

New distillery for downtown Muskegon

Brower has deep family roots in the liquor business.

November 27, 2015
Michael Brower’s great-great-grandfather opened a saloon in Ely, Minnesota, in the early 1900s, before being thrown from a beer delivery wagon and dying in 1913. Read More

The FDA’s stick gets bigger

One of the significant changes requires foreign farms to be compliant with U.S. safety standards.

November 27, 2015
The United States Food and Drug Administration is getting a bigger stick to wave to help prevent food-borne illnesses. Read More

Pigeon Hill expansion nearing completion

November 27, 2015
Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. is nearing completion at its production facility. Read More

Packaging supplier improves color quality 200 percent

November 27, 2015
A packaging supplier has “really improved” its relationship with a Walmart subsidiary after implementing a suite of color-management products. Read More

Food plant earns Zero-Waste Champion designation

November 26, 2015
A food maker has recognized a plant in the region as a Zero-Waste Champion. Read More

Mexican restaurant opens on 28th Street

November 25, 2015
Fifteen years ago, Gricelda Mata opened a Mexican restaurant on 28th Street, and she plans to do it all over again — down the street. Read More