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Displaying items by tag: Gordon Food Service Inc

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