Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Ecommerce retailer launches spice store

November 27, 2014
A niche online seller of vanilla baking products is expanding into multiple culinary markets with the launch of a new brand and online store with more than 400 “hard-to-find” spices and cooking ingredients. Read More

Brewery secures funds for $40.4M expansion

November 25, 2014
A brewery embarking on a major expansion project is sourcing funds from multiple sources. Read More

Grand Rapids steakhouses rate among tops in US

November 25, 2014
A global restaurant reservation website has rated a pair of steakhouses in downtown Grand Rapids among the best of their kind in the nation. Read More

Inside Track: Schuil finds specialty coffee industry to her taste

Leaving behind a career in the finance industry, Greta Schuil helped take her parents’ company to a new level.

November 21, 2014
When Greta Schuil came back to Grand Rapids in late 1989 to help run Schuil Coffee Co., a specialty roasting company started by her parents, Garry and Gladys Schuil, in 1981, she soon saw how open the gourmet coffee market was. Read More

'Take-'n'-bake' pizza chain cooks on 28th Street

November 20, 2014
An international pizza franchise that pioneered the "take-'n'-bake" concept has opened its next location in the market. Read More

Pizza buffet warms 28th Street

November 18, 2014
A national chain of western-themed buffet restaurants featuring pizza is opening its next location in the region. Read More

Tasting festival expects to draw more than 17,000 downtown

November 14, 2014
Tasting is at the heart of this weekend’s Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival. Read More

GVSU adds Laker flair to farm-to-table concept

Students are enjoying the fruits of that labor.

November 14, 2014
With roots tracing back to a student-led initiative in 2008, a Grand Valley State University sustainable agricultural project serves up locally grown produce in meals on campus. Read More

Advertising competition offers students real world experience

November 14, 2014
A group of advertising students from Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University will have the opportunity to see their ideas translated into a real world advertising campaign for Amway Grand Plaza’s The Hotel Kitchen brand, which produces and sells various sauces. Read More

Taphouse opens doors

November 14, 2014
A new beer-focused restaurant is opening to the public. Read More