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Displaying items tagged: Amazoncom Inc

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 12:58

Amazon to build Lansing-area fulfillment center, create 500 new jobs as part of latest Michigan expansion

DELTA TWP. — Amazon.com Inc. announced today that it will start building its first fulfillment center in the mid-Michigan region, a move that’s expected to bring 500 new full-time jobs to the area.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 26 July 2021 14:26

SpartanNash opens new micro-fulfillment center as it faces surge in online orders

CALEDONIA — Grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash Co. today celebrated the grand opening of its first micro-fulfillment center, which the company expects to more effectively serve a growing number of online customers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 25 October 2020 10:30

MiBiz Growth Report: October 25, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 25, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 16 October 2020 10:18

Viking Products plans new Walker headquarters

WALKER — Automotive parts manufacturer Viking Products Inc. is eyeing a larger headquarters in Walker with the planned construction of a 132,600-square-foot facility to accommodate the company’s recent growth. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 09 October 2020 15:13

SpartanNash shares soar after offering stake to e-commerce giant Amazon

BYRON CENTER — Shares in SpartanNash Co. soared today following a filing to federal securities regulators about a “commercial agreement” with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:08

MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 02 October 2020 08:00

Amazon proposes sorting and delivery facility in Walker

WALKER — Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is proposing a 113,000-square-foot package sorting and delivery facility in Walker, just north of I-96. 

Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:31

Commercial EVs gain attention from automakers, corporations, environmentalists

Major automakers as well as nascent startups are showing an increased focus on electrified commercial delivery vehicles, hoping to gain market share as corporate demand increases.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:10

Coronavirus price gouging spurs efforts to rein in ‘bad actor’ resellers

Panicked consumers stocking up on essential items during the early phases of the coronavirus outbreak have exacerbated what attorneys say are already weak agreements between manufacturers and distributors that spur unscrupulous resellers.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 09 December 2018 16:24

Vacant land plays growing role in West Michigan real estate

With vacancy rates across all commercial real estate sectors at near record lows in West Michigan, industry executives say buyers have increasingly turned their attention to vacant land.

Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:58

Reacting to consumer demands, Meijer ramps up tech initiatives

DETROIT — Meijer Inc. largely functions as a brick-and-mortar operation, but the supercenter retailer increasingly is taking cues from tech companies as it implements new ways of serving customers.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:10

Amazon officially announces Gaines Township distribution facility

Amazon.com Inc. has made its first official announcement regarding the ecommerce giant’s long-planned distribution center in southeastern Kent County.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:03

West Michigan retailers adapt to changing dynamics

The local and national retail industry faces many headwinds, but reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:00

Sources: Amazon in talks for distribution center in Kent County

GAINES TOWNSHIP –– Developers representing an online retail behemoth are considering a 100-acre site in southern Kent County for a “massive” distribution facility, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 04 March 2018 17:46

Gubernatorial candidates differ on economic development strategy

LANSING –– The crowded field of candidates seeking to become Michigan’s next governor offer distinctly different views for how they would shape the state’s economic development policy.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 12 November 2017 15:50

Westbound direct flights necessary for greater corporate attraction in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS –– West Michigan leaders believe they made a compelling case for the region to serve as the home to online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:50

Shoot for the moon: In pitch to Amazon, Grand Rapids area shows it ‘punches above its weight’

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials from West Michigan acknowledge the region must overcome long odds in its bid to win the economic development sweepstakes for Amazon.com Inc.’s HQ2 project.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 11 September 2017 05:55

Perrigo CEO: Amazon a “natural player” in OTC drug market

Amazon.com Inc.’s potential entry into the pharmacy business represents another way for Perrigo Co. plc to sell medications to consumers and grow the overall market, rather than a threat to the drugmaker’s existing retail sales network, executives say.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 08 September 2017 10:58

West Michigan economic developers will pursue secondary Amazon headquarters

West Michigan economic developers plan to jump into an already crowded pool of contenders for Amazon.com Inc.’s proposed $5 billion second headquarters.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 18 June 2017 12:00

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could shake up grocery industry

News on Friday that Amazon.com Inc. planned to buy struggling organic food retailer Whole Foods Market Inc. sent shockwaves through the grocery industry, including in West Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 27 May 2016 12:33

SpartanNash sees growth potential in M&A, new distribution work with Amazon

Despite a first quarter revenue decline, executives at grocery retailer and food distributor SpartanNash Co. say they’re hungry for new business opportunities and possibly acquisitions.

Published in Breaking News