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Displaying items tagged: Gordon Food Service Inc

Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:26

Next-gen ag producer seeds future growth in deal for West Michigan greenhouse

WYOMING — A national company at the forefront of next-generation agricultural practices is putting down roots in West Michigan after being lured to the region in part by its legacy of manufacturing innovation. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 31 July 2022 18:38

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 1, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for August 1, 2022:

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 26 July 2022 16:46

Restaurant service provider 86 Repairs raises $15.2M in latest funding round

86 Repairs Inc., a restaurant equipment repair and maintenance company founded in Grand Rapids, has raised $15.2 million from investors to support the company’s ongoing growth.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Thursday, 14 July 2022 10:12

Gordon Food Service invests in $595M food and retail VC fund

WYOMING — Food service distributor Gordon Food Service Inc. is among the returning investors in a Chicago-based venture capital fund that invests in the food and retail industries. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 17 June 2022 12:15

GFS partnership addresses industry labor shortage with robotic food prepping

WYOMING — As a food distributor serving a large swath of the country, Gordon Food Service Inc. is closely involved with the pain points facing restaurants and food service operations.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 11:40

Square Roots, GFS expand Midwest reach with new indoor farm in Ohio

Indoor farming operator Square Roots Urban Growers has again teamed up with Gordon Food Service Inc. to launch a fourth farm and further expand the duo’s Midwest reach.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: February 28, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for February 28, 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 February 2022 13:12

GFS to expand retail network with Canadian food service company acquisition

WYOMING — Gordon Food Service Inc. is poised to add new food categories to its offerings and expand its network of retailers through an upcoming acquisition.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 30 January 2022 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: January 31, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 31, 2022.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 16:29

Square Roots, GFS partner on new Wisconsin indoor farming operation

Indoor farming operation Square Roots Urban Growers and Gordon Food Service Inc. are partnering to create a new farm in Kenosha, Wis.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 16:48

Square Roots expands produce distribution under latest deal with SpartanNash

Indoor farming operation Square Roots Urban Growers is expanding distribution for its leafy greens, herbs and other produce thanks to a newly-minted deal with Byron Center-based SpartanNash Co.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:28

Square Roots expands Wyoming indoor farm under GFS partnership

When Brooklyn, N.Y.-based urban indoor farming operation Square Roots Urban Growers broke into the $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens segment of the food industry this month, the company did so by leveraging a crucial partnership in West Michigan.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 19 March 2021 16:02

Restaurant service provider 86 Repairs raises $2 million in funding round

GRAND RAPIDS — 86 Repairs Inc., a company based in both Grand Rapids and Chicago that partners with restaurants to provide end-to-end repairs and maintenance for kitchen equipment, recently closed a $2 million round of seed funding.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:00

Startups move indoors in race to find future farming solutions

Traditional, outdoor agriculture is profoundly dependent on climate, but high-tech indoor farms that grow premium, hyper-local produce for consumers year round may be commercially viable in the future.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 12 October 2019 08:17

Growth Report: October 12, 2019

This is the growth report for Oct. 12.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:28

GFS plans Indiana expansion with new distribution center

WYOMING — Gordon Food Service Inc. hopes to expand into Indiana with a proposed new distribution center. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 05 August 2018 20:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 6. 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 6. 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:12

Sources: GFS plans grocery store on Michigan Street east of downtown Grand Rapids

Gordon Food Service Inc. plans to open a retail store along the burgeoning Michigan Street corridor, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 16, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 16., 2017:

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:38

All in the family? Not always — West Michigan family-owned businesses turn to outside leaders

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:38

All in the family? Not always: West Michigan family-owned businesses turn to outside leaders

Family-owned companies often do what they can to keep their businesses in the family, but at times, that’s not always prudent

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 27 August 2017 06:00

Gordon Food Service alleged to be in violation of agreement with NY municipality

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A subsidiary of Gordon Food Service Inc. could have to repay approximately $180,000 in tax breaks it received from a county in western New York.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:33

MiBiz Growth Report: June 26, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 26, 2017:

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 12 June 2017 09:11

Gordon Food Service acquires Alabama distributor

Gordon Food Service Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire an Alabama competitor.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:25

Q&A: Rich Wolowski, Incoming CEO, Gordon Food Service Inc.

As Rich Wolowski prepares to be the first non-family member to assume the role of CEO at Wyoming-based Gordon Food Service Inc., he says he’s laser-focused on maintaining the company’s customer relationships. Wolowski, who continues to serve as president and COO until Nov. 1, will oversee a growing company with 17,000 employees spread around the United States and Canada and annual revenue reportedly in excess of $11 billion. Wolowski spoke with MiBiz about preserving the corporate culture at GFS and his desire to maintain the organization’s small company feel during a period of growth. 

Published in Q&A
Thursday, 12 May 2016 13:56

Gordon Food Service reaches $1.85 million settlement with U.S. Department of Labor

Gordon Food Service Inc. (GFS) yesterday reached a $1.85 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over discriminatory hiring practices.

Published in Breaking News