Michigan brewers tap Chicago market

Aside from Goose Island, which is now owned by AB InBev, Chicago has been near absent of craft breweries.But in such a large city,...

Founders orders round two with beer garden and education facility

Founders Brewing Co. will soon be on to the next phase of its expansion.On the heels of a brewery expansion that eats up 85...

Pearle Vision eyes re-licensing Grand Rapids stores

Pearle Vision announced recently that it is planning to re-license 34 of its locations across 10 states, including 10 to 15 of its locations...

Founders Brewing heads to the Great White North

Although it’s just to the neighbor up north, Founders Brewing Co. will ship Centennial IPA internationally.Bottles of the beer went this month to Toronto...

Appropos Digital clicks for retail sales

A new sales tool could make life digitally easier for sales reps.The Appropos iPad app allows retail sales reps to have digital access for...

Video Chat: Brewery Vivant’s Jason and Kris Spaulding field your posted questions

With a desire to explore new ventures, Jason Spaulding left New Holland Brewing Co. in 2005 — a company he helped found — but...

Meijer harvests greenhouse source for Michigan-grown tomatoes all year long

Tomato lovers know Michigan tomatoes are ripe from July through October, but some also know there are greenhouse-grown tomatoes ready year round in the...

Grove wins Restaurant of the Year award from Grand Rapids Magazine

The East Hills neighborhood restaurant Grove has been selected Restaurant of the Year by Grand Rapids Magazine.“It’s very humbling, and we are very proud...

Firehouse Subs franchise blazes into Grand Rapids

A sub franchise honoring both firefighters and fire-hot tastes is blazing its way into Grand Rapids.Firehouse Subs, a fast casual, sub-sandwich restaurant chain, will...

Perrin Brewing bubbles toward top of market

Perrin Brewing Company went big, and it will soon be going home — with you.Since opening in last fall in Comstock Park, Perrin has...

Van Hoecks Shoes assets step to auction

An asset management firm in Byron Center will host the final liquidation sale for Van Hoecks Shoes, which announced this fall that it would...

Baker Book House turns page to new-look space

Baker Book House has completed the renovation and expansion of its historic store.The independent Christian book and music outlet recently finished a 28,166-square-foot upgrade...

Meijer designs ‘flagship’ remodel of Knapp’s Corner store, 1,500 Midwest jobs

Meijer is investing $160 million this year in communities all over the Midwest.The local retail superstore announced today it is planning to build six...

New Holland Brewing crafts $1M expansion with beer garden and stage

New Holland Brewing Co. is growing — just like many of Michigan’s other breweries.The Holland-based brewer recently announced a $1-million expansion to its downtown...

Kava House brews 20 years in Eastown

Before Starbucks arrived here, the Kava House was already brewing.In fact, the Kava House became the city’s first neighborhood coffeehouse and café when the...

Founders’ Backstage Series meets its Doom

Founders Brewing Co. has announced the sixth beer to join its Backstage Series of experimental brews.This installment will be named Doom, a barrel-aged Imperial...

Meijer digital-coupon program mPerks passes one million subscribers

Meijer’s mPerks program officially has more subscribers than the Republic of Fiji has citizens.Meijer’s free digital-coupon program reached its one-millionth subscriber after a record...

Connie’s Cakes bakes Eastown opening

You can have your cake and eat it, too — at Connie’s Cakes' grand-opening celebration in Eastown on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7...

Beer distribution is all about timing and loads

There’s a roadblock that comes with that, however; beer requires at least a two-week lead time. And in Founders’ case, that lead time averages...

Super Bowl Sunday blitzes pizza shops

The greatest single sales catalyst for the pizza industry this year will be Super Bowl XLVII.When North America's most watched and revered TV sporting...

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