Local Companies

Local Companies

In these tough economic times we need to do all we can to support our state. The companies listed below have done just that. Rather then moving their company to a different state to lower costs, they’ve stayed put right here in our home state, employing our families and friends. The easiest way to say thank you to these companies is to support their products!

Spartan Stores

In December 1917, Spartan Stores was organized in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at a meeting of independent food retailers. By April of 1918, these retailers were granted a license to form a cooperative. Together, they bought commodities so they could pass savings along to customers. Today Spartan Stores company supplies more than 40,000 private-label and national brand products to nearly 400 independent grocery stores. The company also owns and operates 100 supermarkets in Michigan, employing almost 10,000 people right here in Michigan!

Bosco Pizza

Back in 1988, when Bosco's Carry-out Pizzeria first opened its doors, no one had any idea that the little corner pizzeria would, 22 years later, be a national phenomenon. Nearly 30% of our employees have been with the company for 10-20 years. Bosco's produces over 1,000,000 Bosco Stick every day! Over 100,000,000 Bosco Sticks and 15,000,000 Bosco Pizza slices are consumed each year! Bosco Sticks are the #1 selling brand in many schools!

Minute Maid

Produced by The Coca-Cola Company - the world's leading marketer of premium fruit juices and drinks - there are now more than 100 different flavors and varieties of Minute Maid® readily available just about anywhere you find people with a thirst for good living! The Michigan bottling plant is located in Paw Paw, Michigan.

Murray Products

Murray products are not only made in Michigan, but they use only Michigan made materials and resources. Products are clean of bugs, bacteria, chemicals and wax. There may be only three people working for the company but they have support suppliers that provide up to 20 Michigan jobs The company's wood shavings come from the Alpena, boxes are made in Traverse City, and manufacturing happens in Rapid City.

Post Cereals

Post Cereals was founded in 1895 out of Battle Creek, Michigan by C.W. Post. Their legacy has continued with their current plant in Battle Creek.

Sanders Candy

Sanders Candy has been an American Company since 1875 when Fred Sanders opened his first store in Downtown Detroit. Today their products are sold in grocers across the country and they employ around 200 people across their stores, office and production facility.

Tropical Koolers

Tropical Koolers are made Kooler in Michigan. They are made with no high fructose corn syrup and the water used in the product comes from Rockford, MI.

Vlasic

25% of the cucumbers Vlasic use are from Michigan, that equals 60-million pounds of Michigan pickles. The pickles Vlasic use bring $13 million back to the local crop growers. Vlasic Pickles originally grew out of a Detroit creamery and fresh pickle business begun by croatian immigrant Franjo Vlasic, and then continued by his son Joe in the 1920s.

 

Absopure

Absopure Water Company's commitment to recycling has created hundreds of Michigan jobs through their two Michigan Clean Tech facilities, Absopure bottling centers, and their bottle manufacturing center.

Cole's

Cole's was founded as a neighborhood bakery in 1943 by L. Carroll Cole. In the early 1970's, Cole's launched the fi rst frozen garlic bread which ultimately created the Frozen Garlic Bread Category.

Country Fresh

As the favorite dairy brand in Michigan, Country Fresh is proud to support over 600 Michigan dairy families and employ over 1000 Michigan workers.

Hudsonville Creamery

Hudsonville Creamery sources 100% of its dairy from Michigan Farmers and receive fruit ingredients from farmers statewide. In addition, they continue to give back to local charities including Kid's Food Basket and Holland Rescue Mission.

Kellogg's

The Kellogg brothers' discovered the ready-to-eat cereal industry in 1906 out of Battle Creek, Michigan. Now, over a 100 years later, they sell products in more than 180 countries around the world, making Battle Creek the cereal capitol of the world.

Old Orchard

The Old Orchard story began as a humble farming operation over twenty-five years ago in Sparta, MI and has since grown to off er over 100 different products available at stores across the nation and around the globe.

Sanders Candy

Sanders Candy has been an American Company since 1875 when Fred Sanders opened his first store in Downtown Detroit. Today their products are sold in grocers across the country and they employ around 200 people across their stores, office and production facility.

Sunrise Acres

Sunrise Acres Egg Farm in Hudsonville, Michigan has been producing and packaging eggs for over 25 years! They employ 135 Michiganders. In addition, their hens are fed Michigan soybeans and corn which supports other Michigan farmers.

Superior Seafood

Seventy-five years ago, Superior Foods Co. started selling the best seafood possible from a simple fish market. Located in Grand Rapids, they continue to be family owned and are focused on getting only the best foods from Michigan Farmers.