Food Service & Agriculture

Growers, processors and distributors


Private equity firm invests in industrial bakery

April 24, 2017
A local private equity firm has invested in an Indiana industrial bakery — marking the first out-of-state investment by its Michigan Prosperity Fund. Read More

Food service merger creates $100M company

April 24, 2017
A pair of Michigan-based food service companies have announced a merger that brings their combined revenues to $100 million. Read More

City partners with Founders Brewing on biodigester

Three tanks, which will cost between $30 million and $40 million total, are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

April 21, 2017
The city of Grand Rapids and Founders Brewing Co. announced a new public-private partnership that will result in three new biodigesters that will generate energy for the city. Read More

Steakhouse settling into space

April 21, 2017
There’s a new steakhouse in the region. Read More

Grand Rapids is No. 10 US market for 'craft spirits tourism'

April 20, 2017
Grand Rapids is considered one of the best metros in the U.S. for tourists seeking craft spirits. Read More

Museum mixing beer, food and art

April 19, 2017
A museum in the region will host a national inflatable art exhibit at a beer, food and art fundraiser this weekend. Read More

Brewery producing 5k fundraiser

April 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids brewery is hosting a 5k charity fundraiser this weekend. Read More

Food distributor's employees volunteer 20,000 hours

April 18, 2017
A food distributor reported its employees volunteered a combined total of 20,234 hours during 2016, exceeding the company’s annual goal by about 35 percent. Read More

7 Monks Taproom finally lands in Grand Rapids

Owners say city has been at the top of their list since Year 1.

April 14, 2017
When Traverse City-based 7 Monks Taproom announced it was opening a location in Grand Rapids last year, owners Jim Smolak and Matt Cozzens received multiple “Welcome to the city” emails and texts from area brewery and bar owners. Read More

Judge sentences bar owner for obstruction

April 14, 2017
A Grand Rapids bar owner who was convicted of skimming $400,000 from his businesses and destroying sales records to hide them from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced for his crime. Read More