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Displaying items by tag: Brewery Vivant

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
Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:53

Brewing equipment supply chain slow to develop among West Michigan manufacturers

Baroda-based Oronoko Iron Works Inc. hasn’t even turned two years old yet, but the company already has plans to at least double the size of its plant later this year. The reason: Strong growth in the nation’s $19.6 billion craft brewing industry has boosted demand for its material handling products, wh

Published in Food/Agribusiness