Spartan Stores has filed notice with the Michigan Workforce Development Agency that it will close a VG's Food and Pharmacy location in Shelby Township, in addition to closing a store near Flint. Both stores are expected to close within two weeks of Dec. 28. Employees have received a Worker Retraining and Notification Act notice.
Stonyfield Farm founder Gary Hirshberg will host 55 Groupe Danone executives to explain how the New Hampshire company relies on guerrilla marketing to connect with customers. The company is planning a new yogurt plant, growth that Hirshberg attributes to marketing models that are less obvious to consumers.
Leprino Foods is asking Allendale Township in western Michigan for help in getting tax exemptions as an incentive to build an $83 million, 90,000-square-foot plant expansion at its existing 250,000-square-foot facility. The Denver-based company supplies mozzarella cheese to major pizza chains that include Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut.