101 Top Michigan Food and Beverage Companies and Startups of 2021

July 5, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Michigan based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Michigan Food and Beverage Startups

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Banza

Banza

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Banza is a food manufacturer that focuses on producing pasta products.

Alerje

Alerje

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Alerje’s increasing the overall quality of life of those affected by food allergies by combining the IoMT with a digital health approach.

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Gordon Food Service

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Gordon Food Service are food service operations such as restaurants like schools, universities, and hospitals.

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Green Spirit Farms

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Numerous approaches and investigated various technologies used to grow vegetables using indoor Vertical Farming techniques.

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Hop Head

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Hop Head Farms LLC is a Midwest grower, processor, and marketer of high quality aroma

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Inductive Intelligence

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Inductive Intelligence delivers a platform for Convenient, Controlled, Safe, and Sustainable smart inductive heating & cooking experiences.

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Foodoo.ai

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We developed an AI-based Grab & Go solution which controls expiration dates of ready-to-eat meals in real-time

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FoodEpsa

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FoodEpsa is food search application, allows users to search their favorite dishes around them by their own reviews and ratings.

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Big Dipper Dough

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An edible cookie dough company.

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MenuBubble

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Healthy meal delivery service focuses on accessibility and convenience offering ready to warm-up meals palatable to everyone.

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True Blue Farms

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True Blue Farms specializes in the production of a variety of blueberries.

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Junkless

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Junkless dedicated to making breakfast and snack foods simpler with all natural, common kitchen pantry ingredients you know and trust.

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Pet Supplies Plus

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Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of pet food, pet products, grooming services and animal expertise.

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Little Caesars

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Little Caesars Pizza has been proudly serving delicious products for more than 50 years.

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Direct Trade Coffee Club

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DTCC is a different kind of coffee company While they have deep relationships with some of the best suppliers of hight quality green coffee.

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Pringles

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Pringles manufactures and sells potato- and wheat-based chips.

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Newaygo Brewing

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Newaygo Brewing is an operator of microbrewery and winery that crafts beer, wines, ciders, and more.

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Neogen Corp.

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Neogen Corp. is a developer of food and animal safety products.

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The Local Kitchen

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The Local Kitchen is a Company That delivers healthy weekly meals to your doorstep.

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Dawn Food Products

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Dawn Food Products operates as a global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier.

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Domino’s Pizza

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Domino’s is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery.

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OrdrAI

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OrdrAi provides Text and Voice ordering for restaurant chains.

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Continental Services

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Continental Services is a diversified food-service provider serving corporate clients.

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Boxed Water is Better

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Boxed Water is Better is a water company that offers an alternative to bottled water.

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JLM Manufacturing

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JLM Manufacturing specializes in the manufacturing and co-packing of nuts, candies, dried fruits, and mixes.

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North Channel Brewing

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North Channel Brewing offers beer, cider, craft liquor, wine, burgers, BBQ, appetizers.

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MorningStar Farms

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MorningStar Farms is a food and beverage packaging services company located in Battle Creek.

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Happy Howie’s

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Happy Howie’s produces all-natural, meat treats for dogs.

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Kar’s Nuts

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Kar’s Nuts is a food and beverage company in Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Dairy Fresh Foods

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Dairy Fresh Foods is a wholesale food distributor located near Detroit.

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Red Apple Cheese

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Red Apple Cheese is a market leader in smoked, flavored, and kosher all-natural cheeses.

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National Flavors

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National Flavors makes different flavorings used in drinks, frozen desserts, baked goods, confections and processed fruits.

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Kalsec Inc

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Kalsec produces natural colors, natural flavor extracts, antioxidants, hop extracts, and nutritional ingredients for the food, beverages.

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Ellis Island Tea

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Ellis Island Tea is a manufacturer of an all-natural, antioxidant-rich hibiscus tea.

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Coffee Beanery,.

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Coffee Beanery is a Flushing, Michigan-based chain of coffee shops.

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Sun Kissed Industries

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Sun Kissed Industries is an emerging leader in the technology and CBD Food & Beverage marketplace.

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Chelsea Milling Company

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Chelsea Milling Company is a food production company that offers flour milling services.

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Sanders & Morley Candy Makers Inc.

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Sanders is a food & beverage firm specializing in desserts and chocolate production.

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BIGGBY COFFEE

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BIGGBY COFFEE is a growing franchise if coffee and other beverages like tea, latte.

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BNP Media

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BNP Media company focused on Building & Construction, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Package Design & Production and Gaming.

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Hungry Howie’s Pizza

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Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs, Inc.,is a franchise and the pizza chain in the United States

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Green Collar Foods

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Green Collar Foods is a platform that combines indoor aeroponic food production with next generation cloud technology.

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Sherwood Food Distributors

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Sherwood Food Distributors is a full service distribution company.

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Revolution Farms

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Indoor farming

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Albie’s Foods

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Albie’s Foods is producing homemade-quality convenience foods for the foodservice and retail industries.

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Garden Fresh

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Garden Fresh, which is based in Ferndale, Mich.

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Request Foods, Inc.

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Request Foods is a food production company providing skillet meal production services.

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Post Foods

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Post Holdings engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of branded ready-to-eat cereals in US and Canada.

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Farmstop

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Connecting consumers with their local food systems, Farmstop aims to redefine and simplify how we eat and shop for our daily groceries.

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Champion Foods LLC

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Champion Foods is a food & beverages company that offers private label products program.

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Brunswick Bowling

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A Muskegon, Mich.-based maker of bowling products

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Festida Foods

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Festida Foods is a high volume manufacturer and co-packer of tortilla chips and other salty snack food.

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Flatout

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Flatout is a leading manufacturer and marketer of highly differentiated, premium and better-for-you flatbreads and flatbread products

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Roskam Baking Company

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Roskam Baking Company is a food production company specializing in seasoning blends, bakery products, and frozen foods.

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Pure Food Company

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Pure Food is the cleanest and healthiest protein powder Company.

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Affinity Storm Productions

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We are a family of comic gurus who are dedicated to creating spectacular comics full of unforgettablecharacters and fresh stories.

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Structural Concepts

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SSC, a maker of temperature-controlled food and beverage display cases for food service establishments and supermarkets.

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Cole’s Quality Foods, Inc.

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Cole’s Quality Foods is a food production company that manufactures frozen garlic bread products.

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Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

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Ilitch Holdings is a restaurant specializing in food distribution services.

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E.W. Grobbel Sons

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E.W. Grobbel Sons, is the country’s premier corned beef specialist.

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Van Eerden Foodservice

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Van Eerden Foodservice is a food & beverages company providing fruits and vegetables.

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Peterson Farms, Inc.

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Peterson Farms is a food production company specializing in apples, tart cherries, sweet cherries, and cultivated blueberries.

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Big Boy Restaurants International, LLC

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Big Boy Restaurants International is a restaurant that offers dining and winning services.

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Imperial Beverage

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Imperial Beverage is a food & beverages company providing beer, wine, and spirits.

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Chime Menu

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SaaS company providing mobile ordering and analytics

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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants

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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants is a food & beverages company providing meal, breakfast, and lunch.

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Fabiano Brothers

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Fabiano Brothers is a wholesale company that offers beverages distribution services.

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Faygo Beverages

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Faygo Beverages is a soft drink manufacturing company that provides a range of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages.

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Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

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Zoup! Fresh Soup Company is a restaurant that provides restaurant management and menu development services.

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Savorfull

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Allergy free foods delivered to your doorstep to discover, taste & share Founded by CEO @stacygoldberg, nutrition expert

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Cherry Republic

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Cherry Republic is a retail company offering gourmet cherry products.

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Great Lakes Made

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Shop the online Great Lakes marketplace for makers and small businesses. Order curbside & delivery. Buy & sell nearby market. Free shipping.

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Butterball Farms, Inc.

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Butterball Farms is a food production company offering compound and flavored butter.

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S. Abraham & Sons

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S. Abraham & Sons is a wholesale company offering snacks, candy, frozen food, and grocery.

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Buddy’s Pizza

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Buddy’s Pizza is a widely recognized as the originator of detroit-style pizza.

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Canal Street Brewing Co.

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Canal Street Brewing Co. is doing business as Founders Brewing Company, owns and operates a brewery in the United States.

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Powers Distributing

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Powers Distributing is a wholesale company offering beverages distribution services.

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Natural Health Mall

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Natural Health Mall is an online store that sells Natural and Organic Products in many different categories.

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The Gluten Free Bar

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The GFB’s goal is straightforward to provide the best gluten-free protein snacks in the world.

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Busch’s Fresh Food Market

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Busch’s Fresh Food Market is a retail company offering groceries in Michigan.

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Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Brewery is a privately held company that produces beer.

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MicroBEST Laboratory

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A Microbiological Specialist laboratory.

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Rockford Package Supply

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Rockford Package Supply sells food packaging materials for wholesale, retail, farming, and agritainment markets.

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GKN Hoeganaes

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GKN Hoeganaes is a mining & metals company that produces metal powders.

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Unity Vibration Kombucha

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Unity Vibration Kombucha is a manufacturer and producer of Kombucha Tea and Kombucha Beer products.

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Alliance Foods Inc

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Alliance Foods is a food & beverages company that provides packaging and consumer product sales services.

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Anergen

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Anergen is a brand of hypoallergenic cat and dog food manufactured by Wysong.

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Greenleaf Hospitality

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Greenleaf Hospitality Group offers hospitality from lodging and events to dining, retail and entertainment.

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Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch

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Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch operates in the USA and provides eggs to major retailers and food service outlets.

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Graceland Fruit

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Graceland Fruit delivers food and beverages products such as dried fruit ingredients, juice concentrate and soft-n-frozen.

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Swift Australia (Southern)

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Swift Australia (Southern) Pty Limited processes and exports meat.

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Michigan Turkey Producers

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Michigan Turkey Producers is a food production company specializing in turkey food products.

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Diversified Chemical Technologies, Inc.

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Diversified Chemical Technologies is a chemicals company that produces chemical products.

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Eastern Market Brewing

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Eastern Market Brewing is a community-focused craft brewery and taproom in the heart of Eastern Market.

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New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company is a food & beverages company specializing in craft brewing and distilling services.

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West Side Beer Distributing

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West Side Beer Distributing is a wholesale company offering alcoholic beverage distribution services.

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Suburban Inns

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Suburban Inns is a hospitality company specializing in food and beverage management services.

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Michigan Milk Producers Association

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Michigan Milk Producers Association is a dairy company specializing in milk selling services.

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Zeeland Farm Services

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Zeeland Farm Services is an agribusiness firm that offers grain & ingredient merchandising, freighting, soybean & vegetable oil processing.

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El Rancho Grande

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El Rancho Grande is a restaurant specializing in huachinango, brocheta de filete, and bistec irapuato.

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Fudist

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Fudist is a meal recommendation engine that uses macronutrients to determine what foods fit the user’s diet.

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