SpartanNash appoints new executive

A Byron Center-based grocery chain named a new senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Longtime philanthropist Lena Meijer dies at 102

A West Michigan philanthropist and retail mogul recently died.

Mitten Pizza Co. Rockford opening doors

The founders of The Mitten Brewing Company are opening an artisan pizza place in the Rockford area this week.

Offline by Aerie opens at Woodland Mall

A new women’s activewear brand opened its first Michigan store at Woodland Mall.

Fluresh holds charity drive

A Grand Rapids-based cannabis company held a successful holiday charity drive as part of a December sales event that benefited two local nonprofits.

Myanmar restaurant’s products coming to three Meijer stores

An Asian restaurant in Kentwood signed a distribution deal with Meijer to sell 10 of its most popular food items at Bridge Street Market and two other local Meijer stores.

Brick and Brine restaurant opening in Kalamazoo

Downtown Kalamazoo is getting a new restaurant next week.

Event will connect food, beverage suppliers with Meijer

Applications now are open for an event that will give local food and beverage suppliers the opportunity to get their products on shelves in Meijer’s small-format stores.

Manufacturer building new headquarters

A car wash manufacturer for Tommy’s Express franchisees is constructing a new $32.6 million facility in Holland.

Couple opening Monarch Bakery in Rockford

A husband-wife team is opening a new bakery in downtown Rockford.

Partners open Ambiance GR Kitchen & Lounge

A long-awaited, Black-owned “swanky” cocktail lounge opened on the final night of the year.

Osteria Rossa closes its doors

A downtown Grand Rapids Italian restaurant closed its doors for good.

Taqueria San Jose closes down

A Mexican restaurant in Grand Rapids permanently closed on New Year’s Eve.

SpartanNash donates $200,000 in supplies for tornado relief

In response to the tornadoes in Kentucky earlier this month, SpartanNash mobilized three of its distribution centers and one retail store to donate five truckloads of critical supplies to affected communities.

Plainwell fitness center reopens

Fit Body Bootcamp in Plainwell reopened its doors, thanks to local entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom of five years, Jessica Bowman.

SBAM score card shows mixed bag

An array of factors expected to continue into 2022 are causing small businesses in Michigan to lag behind the national recovery, a new report found.

South East Market looks to 2022

Alita Kelly and Khara DeWit have big plans for their market and related food justice initiatives in 2022.

Retailers adapt to new trends

Adjusting and adapting seemingly have become the “new normal” for retailers as COVID-19 hasn’t shown much sign of going anywhere anytime soon.

Owners sell Real Food Café to Restaurant Partners

Both locations of Real Food Café have been sold to a local restaurant group.

Clean Eatz settles into Cascade Township

The owner of a wellness-focused café and meal plan service is settling into his space after opening late this summer and is gearing up to offer delivery.

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