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Joe Boomgaard

Joe Boomgaard

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jboomgaard@mibiz.com

Aided by the popularity of beers such as Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Bend, Ore.-based Deschutes Brewing Inc. has grown to be the sixth-largest U.S. craft brewery by volume in 2013. Deschutes started distributing in West Michigan this fall.

Earlier this month, the first six-packs of Lucky Girl Brewing Co.’s signature products started rolling out to Meijer stores and other retailers across Michigan.

Improving sales across all product categories and geographies helped boost Gentex Corp.’s performance in its third quarter that ended Sept. 30.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 22:00

Wolverine open to M&A as it pays down debt

Two years after completing the largest acquisition in the history of Wolverine World Wide Inc., the Rockford-based footwear and apparel marketer says it is again ready to begin looking at potential deals.

The Michigan governor’s race pits two very different candidates against each other.

The structure of the “transformational” merger last year that created SpartanNash Inc. set the Byron Center-based company on a course to take advantage of the growing consolidation trend in the supermarket industry.

Kalamazoo-based Zeigler Auto Group Inc. has acquired the Rosen Nissan store in Gurnee, Ill., said President Aaron Zeigler.

Revue Holding Company Inc. – the parent company of MiBiz –  announced today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Dogs Unleashed, a lifestyle publication for dog owners and canine enthusiasts.

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