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

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

SpartanNash wins award for ‘Family Meals at Home’ campaign

SpartanNash was recently honored as a 2020 Gold Plate Awards recipient by the FMI Foundation, recognizing SpartanNash’s “Family Meals at Home” campaign as an outstanding program to encourage families to stay strong with family meals.

Bell’s Flamingo Fruit Fight returns; four more variations coming later this year

Bell’s Brewery’s Flamingo Fruit Fight is back for another round.
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Gov. Whitmer plans to further ease coronavirus restrictions

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that her administration will announce the further loosening of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions in the coming days.

Michigan’s first recreational cannabis company opens Grand Rapids location

Ann Arbor-based Exclusive Brands announced the opening of its newest retail store to serve both adult-use and medical cannabis consumers in Grand Rapids.

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.

Perrin Brewing announces return of hazy IPA

Perrin Brewing Company announced the return of Call Me Hazy – Juicy IPA to the Perrin Pub.

Founders creates two new beers for collaboration series

Founders Brewing Co. announced a new local partnership program: Crafted in Michigan Collaboration Series.

Entrepreneur feeds home growers’ market with organic worm castings

Using food scraps collected from over 300 households in Grand Rapids, Wormies produces organic, microbe-rich fertilizer for gardeners and an emerging industry of cannabis home growers.

Medical cannabis is family affair for WellFlower

Family-owned and 100% Michigan-made medical cannabis company The WellFlower not only is becoming a big player in the medical and recreational cannabis industry, but also is an advocate for medical-grade cannabis as an alternative to opiate use.

Mecosta woman files lawsuit against Meijer for contaminated food

Ven Johnson Law PLC recently filed a lawsuit in the Mecosta County Circuit Court against Meijer Inc. and Eagle Produce LLC, requesting more than $25,000.

Local entrepreneur creates lifestyle planner

Grand Rapids entrepreneur Kristian Grant launched her 2021 Game Plan Lifestyle Planner as well as The Making of a Game Plan, a digital companion workbook that helps identify and map out business and personal goals for the year.

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.

Recreational cannabis center opens in Sand Lake

New Standard Sand Lake, a new recreational-only cannabis provisionary, opened in Sand Lake on Jan. 23, making it the second New Standard cannabis dispensary in Michigan.

Local entrepreneur launches beauty line

Grand Haven entrepreneur Julie Armock launched a new startup company called Harvest + Harmony.

Waxology to open second location in Rockford

Waxology announced the opening of its second location later this month.

Woodland Mall hosts exhibit featuring artists of color and documentary

Woodland Mall will be hosting the LOVE.ART.HISTORY. exhibit and a screening of the documentary “In Between the Trees” over Valentine’s Day weekend in the mall’s center court between Kay Jewelers and Chico’s.

Apparel company launches online storefront for medical professionals

The founders of Professional Apparel Company announced the launch of a new e-commerce site for medical uniforms, The Right Scrubs.

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.

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