Shopping centers, openings/closings, technology and innovation


Midwest can expect industrial growth

A new real estate forecast suggests the Midwest region is experiencing an industrial boom as e-commerce demands continue to grow.

Inside Track: McNeill finds success in helping others

After years working in the advertising industry, Mike McNeill found inspiration in helping others and pivoted to business ownership.

Teen entrepreneur lands Fresh Thyme deal

A Kalamazoo teen recently secured a retail deal for her small business.

SpartanNash hires VP of finance, food distribution

A local grocery retailer added a new member to its food distribution leadership team.

Meijer shopper charged $1,500 for a $68 purchase

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan shopper likes her new planter but not enough to pay the price 23 times.

Jeeter brings cannabis products to Michigan

A pre-roll cannabis brand has expanded to the Michigan market.

Leppink’s earns Save A Lot partner award

A family-owned grocery company in southern and West Michigan received an award from a national supermarket chain.

Former Hudsonville dollar store under construction

The site of a former convenience store is under construction and soon will be home to three new tenants.

Leasing prices set to rise

According to the most recent report from Colliers West Michigan, the retail real estate market is recovering nicely from COVID-19 setbacks and is heading into the next quarter with a positive outlook.

Meijer partners with Revolution Farms for fresh greens

Produce from a local hydroponic farm now is available on Meijer store shelves.

Le Macaron sets grand opening date

A franchise location of a French pastry shop will open next week in downtown Grand Rapids.

Entrepreneur grows book-related businesses in Grandville

Amber Skiles built two businesses inspired by her love of vintage books and her desire to keep them out of landfills.

Small businesses lament inflation

Small business owners across the country and locally are reporting inflationary pressures are hurting their bottom line and making it harder to survive, according to a recent survey.

Village of Sparta incubates micro businesses

Innovative minds in Sparta came up with a plan to reactivate the downtown shopping district and help startups, and it is paying dividends in its third year of operations.

SpartanNash partners with DoorDash for grocery delivery

A Byron Center-based grocery retailer is expanding its delivery services.

Restoration franchise opens in Grand Rapids

A cleaning and restoration franchise recently opened a Grand Rapids location.

Tire retailer to open Wyoming location

A tire retailer is opening a franchise location in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Hardware store under new ownership

A hardware store celebrated its grand opening after coming under new ownership.

Ferris Coffee taking over café inside Bridge Street Market

A year after shuttering two of its Grand Rapids locations, Ferris Coffee & Nut will open a new café inside the Bridge Street Market.

Personal training studio seeks to impact community

A local personal training studio launched a nonprofit during the pandemic and now is looking to open another studio to meet a community need.Brian...

KSI opens second West Michigan location

A new kitchen and bath design center now is open in Grand Rapids.

Cedar Springs Cannabis celebrates grand opening

A new cannabis retailer is bringing a hometown feel to Cedar Springs.

Meijer to host local supplier summit

A Midwest retailer will bring back a virtual summit focused on local businesses.

Boat dealership coming to Comstock Park

Tommy’s Boats is building a new location.

Entrepreneur to receive global awareness award

A local business owner will receive an award for bringing international awareness to West Michigan.