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U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR ‚ÄĒ After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth.

SpartanNash wins award for ‚ÄėFamily Meals at Home‚Äô campaign

SpartanNash was recently honored as a 2020 Gold Plate Awards recipient by the FMI Foundation, recognizing SpartanNash‚Äôs ‚ÄúFamily Meals at Home‚ÄĚ campaign as an outstanding program to encourage families to stay strong with family meals.

Meijer on track to roll out food waste reduction program

Meijer plans to roll out the Flashfood program to all of its retail stores this year.

State looks to improve migrant farm labor housing

Some West Michigan agricultural leaders were recently appointed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board.

Kombucha microbrewers offer Zen in a bottle

Two home brewers in Grand Rapids hope to help people find their Zen with the launch of Zenned Out Kombucha, a kombucha microbrewery coming soon to ecommerce.

West Michigan native brings home the salmon

Marie Rose is living many a nature lover‚Äôs dream ‚ÄĒ residing in remote Alaska, where she co-owns a fishing business with a focus on sustainability and quality.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch installing solar array

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is partnering with ES Services Company, a subsidiary of CMS Energy, to build an approximately 2-megawatt solar array at its Green Meadow Organics facility in Saranac.
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Michigan restaurants seek to tie limits to positivity rate

LANSING ‚ÄĒ Michigan restaurants on Wednesday proposed tying indoor capacity limits to the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, contending that clear guideposts would help the hospitality industry navigate the pandemic.

Basalt launches Kickstarter for brick-and-mortar location

Mobile Tex-Mex food business Basalt is launching a crowdfunding campaign to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Downtown Holland announces changes to annual Girlfriends Weekend

Downtown Holland’s annual Girlfriends Weekend will return this year from March 5-7 but with changes in place to ensure public safety.

JPG Resources launches new division

A food and beverage commercialization group in the region launched a new division focused on helping early-stage food startups.

Partners offer health screening and contact tracing software for hospitality industry

Local restaurants have a new software option for employee health screening and guest contact tracing, thanks to a new statewide partnership.

Gaia House Café reopens in Creston neighborhood

A former East Hills staple reopened in its new home following a yearslong journey to put down new roots.

Herbruck’s launches new fertilizer line

Green Meadow Organics, a division of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, is offering a new line of organic fertilizers at retailers.

Downtown Market adds board members

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market added three new board members last month.
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Chef Jenna gives $1,000 tips to food workers

GRAND RAPIDS ‚ÄĒ A restaurant owner has been handing out $1,000 tips to stunned restaurant workers in the Grand Rapids area.

Partners to provide free meals to foster families for Valentine’s Day

Foster Kent Kids is collaborating with Closet of Hope to distribute 115 meals from The Candied Yam to local foster families for Valentine’s Day.

Downtown Market hosting brunch-themed events in February

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is making February the month of brunch classics at a recurring event.

Local chef Jennifer Fillenworth wins ‚ÄėSupermarket Stakeout‚Äô competition

A local chef and registered dietitian took home the grand prize of $10,000 after competing on a Food Network TV show episode that aired last month.

JW Marriott opens Domes on the Dek

A luxury hotel in downtown Grand Rapids is now offering a personalized dining experience on its outdoor deck next to the Grand River.

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