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Displaying items tagged: Brewery Vivant

Sunday, 11 September 2022 05:00

Women break the craft beer industry’s glass ceiling in West Michigan

The substantial craft brewing industry in Grand Rapids seemingly has something to offer for every beer drinker. Yet despite ranking 13th in the nation for breweries per capita, the local industry has one glaring omission: gender representation. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:07

Reporter's Notebook: Companies mum on SCOTUS abortion ruling

More than half of America’s population lost their constitutional right to bodily autonomy on June 24 — a decision that kicked off the U.S. Supreme Court’s likely effort to take away additional fundamental rights from the country’s most disenfranchised citizens.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:29

Legislation aims to bring clarity around liquor licensees’ charitable giving

Newly introduced state legislation aims to bring clarity to a legal gray area that has prevented some Michigan bars and breweries from using their businesses to fuel charitable giving.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Monday, 18 April 2022 16:09

Michigan businesses join call for state climate action plan with 2050 carbon-neutral target

Major automakers, craft breweries and an outdoor recreation resort are among Michigan companies calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to finalize a statewide climate action plan that includes a carbon neutral target by 2050.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 17 April 2022 19:13

Breweries enter ‘make-or-break’ year as industry slowly rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic

With 2021 data pointing to a healthy rebound for the ailing nationwide craft beer industry, West Michigan brewers are heading into a pivotal year.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:00

Bell’s, New Belgium synergies could unlock cost savings with deal

While Larry Bell maintains that his patrons won’t see any noticeable changes after the planned sale of his Bell’s Brewery Inc. to the parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co., the two like-minded breweries have several synergies they could leverage to unlock cost savings.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:26

Broad Leaf Brewery unveils new gin, vodka with more spirits on the way

KENTWOOD — Jason Spaulding recalled in the spring of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the bar and restaurant industry and left him sitting on 400 kegs of dead beer.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:10

Brewers Association board position gives Brewery Vivant exec national platform

 Kris Spaulding, co-owner and president of Grand Rapids-based Brewery Vivant, has long advocated for sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion in the local brewing community. Now she has a larger platform to promote the business values.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:31

Black Calder Brewing Co. brings new flavors, representation to craft beer scene

GRAND RAPIDS — Black Calder Brewing Co. is launching its first beer on Nov. 27, or “The Blackest Friday,” as the new brewery’s owners are calling it.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:15

Facing widespread can shortages, West Michigan breweries weigh packaging options

Heading into 2021, Brewery Vivant has worked with its distributor to get three different six-pack placements into Meijer Inc. stores on a statewide basis. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 13 September 2020 17:28

Virtual school puts strain on parents, local business owners

GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of Brewery Vivant have gotten creative out of necessity when it comes to virtual schooling for their two children, sharing the responsibilities with two other families in their neighborhood.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:35

Recycling company plans to reduce food waste for grocers, restaurants

GRAND RAPIDS — A recycling company hopes to help Kent County achieve its ambitious goal of diverting 90 percent of the county’s trash from landfills by 2030 by working directly with restaurants and grocers to reduce food and beverage waste. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Thursday, 02 July 2020 10:01

New bar, restaurant coalition wants to set model for operating safely

A coalition of bars and restaurants started in Grand Rapids is “trying to build some solidarity” within the industry around managing facilities responsibly during the pandemic, following recent COVID-19 spikes linked to bars that led Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to close many of them for indoor service.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:17

After unbridled growth, Michigan craft beverage companies gird for devastating lows

Michigan’s craft beverage industry is facing a challenge with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that is unlike any other in its history. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:06

Michigan craft beverage M&A to ease in 2020?

While craft beverage industry insiders expect more deals ahead nationally in 2020, the market in Michigan may be poised to level off. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 29 December 2019 20:22

Broad Leaf plans self-distribution to get real-time feedback, weigh demand for beers

GRAND RAPIDS — An established West Michigan brewery whose products are available on shelves statewide is taking a novel approach to getting its newest brand out to market. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 04 August 2019 19:13

Public Thread breathes new life into West Michigan’s discarded textiles

GRAND RAPIDS — Handbag and luggage manufacturer Public Thread developed its business strategy around the idea that one company’s waste could be another’s raw material. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:51

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 1, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 1, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 23 September 2018 17:00

Brewery Vivant to open second Grand Rapids-area brewery taproom

Brewery Vivant is planning to open a satellite facility that will help ease space constraints and give the company a broader reach into the greater Grand Rapids area, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:35

Controversy mounts over GR Chamber endorsement of Schuette in race for Michigan governor

The backlash against the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its controversial endorsement of GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette continues to percolate.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:17

As headwinds arise, craft brewers refocus on community, smart growth

The craft brewing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As breweries strive to stay relevant in the eyes of thirsty customers, they also need to find ways to keep their distributor and retail partners happy. Companies need to balance all those demands and more if they plan to grow beyond the taproom model, which still provides their most lucrative sales.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Craft beer pours $2 billion into Michigan economy

GRAND RAPIDS — As the craft beer industry continues to grow, it’s contributing to more economic activity in Michigan, both within the sector and its expanding supply chain. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:06

To overcome struggles, new Grand Rapids brewery scales up

GRAND RAPIDS — When Edwin Collazo and Dave Petroelje announced plans in late 2015 to launch a craft brewery north of downtown, only one other producer had set up shop in the area.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:27

Michigan’s craft beverage industry: A comprehensive MiBiz report

“It’s definitely not easy anymore.”
— Jason Spaulding, Brewery Vivant

As Michigan’s craft beverage industry matures and gets more competitive, it’s causing more than a few growing pains to emerge. Additionally, the pace of growth has slowed, forcing producers
to rely on solid business practices to succeed. In this comprehensive special report, MiBiz examines how these companies are adapting their strategies to survive in the ever-changing market.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

As competition heats up, Michigan craft brewers focus on business practices, taproom sales

Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:23

After year of uncertainty, Michigan solar companies now share optimistic outlook

Executives in Michigan’s solar energy industry spent most of 2016 dealing with anxiety and uncertainty over proposed legislative changes most believed would have stifled growth in the state’s nascent sector.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:38

Federal tax changes benefit craft beverage producers

Changes to the federal tax code implemented at the beginning of the year could alleviate burdensome financial and bureaucratic rules for many craft beverage makers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:59

The Highland Group becomes certified B Corp

The Highland Group of Grand Rapids LLC, a digital marketing firm headquartered in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, has earned certified B Corporation status, according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:42

Navigating a shifting market: Beer braces for eventual plateau, retail challenges; cider and spirits see room to grow

As the craft beverage industry matures, it’s attracted new entrants who may be more concerned with making a quick profit than with the quality of the liquid. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 06 March 2016 15:12

Craft breweries bet on sustainable technology

As the craft brewing industry matures, many West Michigan producers have started seeking out technology that provides sustainable solutions to common issues. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

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