Cocktail mix maker distributes to 100-plus locations

A local maker of a cocktail mix has secured extended statewide distribution.Grand Rapids-based Brewt’s Bloody Mary mix said last month that it has added...

Meijer commits up to $100M to local produce

When Meijer began its partnership with E. Miedema & Sons nearly 80 years ago, Ralph Miedema would hand deliver cabbage, sweet corn and squash...

Brewery distributing to Northeast US

A brewery in the region is expanding its footprint in the U.S.Galesurg-based Bell’s Brewery is opening distribution to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,...

The need for speed

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Successful footwear brands will need speed to win in the increasingly fast-paced industry.“It used to be the big...

Kellogg debuts birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts

A fresh new, birthday-inspired Pop-Tarts snack is about to hit the shelves at area retailers.

Craft spirits maker wins gold for vodka

A lakeshore distillery is making some waves in the vodka industry.The Fifty Best recently hosted a domestic vodka tasting and awarded a gold medal...

Florist brings green thumb to Creston

Heather Grit has harnessed her creative streak through a new floral and retail shop in Grand Rapids’ Creston neighborhood.The first-time business owner and board...

Grand Rapids Brewing unplugs live music

Neighborhood newbie Grand Rapids Brewing Co. hasn’t even been open for a year and is already adding a new entertainment option to the downtown...

Meijer reduces carbon footprint by 60 percent

As part of its ongoing green initiatives, Meijer Inc. said it has utilized innovative technology to improve fuel efficiency in its fleet, resulting in...

Furniture maker acquires retailer for $154M

An office furniture giant is growing its higher-margin consumer business by acquiring the largest premium furniture retailer in North America for $154 million in...

Founders Brewing releases KBS

Founders Brewing Co. will dedicate a whole week to the limited release of one of the highest-rated beers in the world.Founders Brewing in Grand...

Beauty product supplier produces organic hand sanitizer

Grand Rapids-based KPS Essentials is rolling out Hydralux Hydrating Hand Sanitizer to combat the spread of COVID-19.The branded organic moisturizing hand sanitizer is set...

Creperie imports flavor to Downtown Market

Sweet and savory crepes are coming to the Downtown Market.Penelope’s Creperie is the newest vendor to join the bustling indoor market, which opened at...

Home care company releases vacuum for pet hair

A local maker of home care products has released an upright vacuum for cleaning up pet hair.Walker-based Bissell, a manufacturer of floor and upholstery...

Regional franchise market ripe for growth

Service-to-home franchises have been on the rise in 2018, and industry experts say the interest, from both franchisees and customers, will continue into 2019,...

Women-owned salon suite rental business expands to Grandville

Private suites for salon or spa professionals now are available to rent in Grandville thanks to the expansion of The Indi Suites.

Brewery expands space, brewing capacity

A local brewery is moving, but not far.Railtown Brewing Company will open the doors of its new brewpub on July 16. The new building...

Cake chain enters market

A new cake retailer is settling into Grand Rapids.Nothing Bundt Cakes opened a shop last month at 5121 28th St. SE, led by franchisees...

Q&A: Leah Bush

Editor’s note: Each Q&A in the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a woman from the region who’s influential, a rising face in her industry...

Florist grows downtown

A local chain of flower shops is opening a new location downtown.Downtown Market said yesterday that Eastern Floral will join the indoor Market Hall,...

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