Displaying items tagged: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co
Next generation takes over leadership at family-owned Ferris Coffee & Nut
GRAND RAPIDS — Ferris Coffee & Nut Co., a family-owned and Grand Rapids-based coffee and nut roasting business, has completed a succession plan that passes leadership to the next generation.
Terra Bagels expanding with new location in downtown Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Terra Bagels LLC is expanding with a second location, branching out from the city’s Eastown neighborhood to a downtown Grand Rapids storefront at the Michigan Trust Building that was previously occupied by Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Ferris Coffee closing two GR locations to focus on expanding headquarters
GRAND RAPIDS — Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. is closing two of its Grand Rapids locations at the end of the month as the company rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family businesses prioritize communication, planning in grooming next-gen leaders
GRAND RAPIDS — When John Van Tongeren became the owner of Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. in 1985, he did not imagine eventually passing it down within his family.
West Michigan roasters diversify into ready-to-drink coffees
As the ready-to-drink coffee market gains popularity among consumers, West Michigan roasters are diversifying their business models to reflect a shift in how consumers approach the product.
A ‘healthy’ market: Brokers reflect on West Michigan commercial real estate deals in 2017
While inventory remains constrained, the value of commercial real estate transactions continues to gather momentum in West Michigan.
Grand Rapids coffee roaster under new ownership
GRAND RAPIDS — The new owner of Schuil Coffee Co. LLC hopes to leverage nearly two decades of experience in the packaged food and e-commerce industries to grow the 36-year-old roastery.
GVSU buys Ferris Coffee operations building, makes other real estate deals
Grand Valley State University has acquired the 63,000-square-foot operations facility from Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. on the west side of Grand Rapids.
MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 9, 2017
zHere is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 9, 2017.
• M&A: Grand Rapids-based Irwin Seating Co. signed a letter of intent to purchase American Seating Co.’s architectural fixed seating business in a deal expected to close in March 2017, pending due diligence. The business includes products for stadiums, auditoriums and other large venues. The company’s move to divest a “higher profile part of our business was an extremely difficult decision to make,” Chairman and CEO Ed Clark said in a statement announcing the transaction. The sale comes as American Seating seeks “to optimize its operations and resources in order to pursue significant growth opportunities” in its transportation seating business, where the company will continue to focus. American Seating intends to lay off 80 workers early this year as a result of the deal. However, a portion of that workforce may transition into roles at Irwin Seating, according to the statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ferris Coffee & Nut expands to former American Seating facility
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will consolidate its operations under one roof in Grand Rapids with the purchase of the former American Seating building at 601 7th St. NW
MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 31, 2016
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 31, 2016.
• M&A: Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has acquired Kalamazoo-based Lush Gourmet Foods, a maker of flavored peanuts and almonds. Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. will allow Lush Gourmet to operate under its original brand, according to a statement. Lush Gourmet founder Bisera Urdarevik will join Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. as the company’s creative director of product development. Lush Gourmet’s production will be transferred to Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.’s Grand Rapids headquarters in early 2017, according to the statement. Urdarevik created Lush Gourmet in 2011 while studying as a culinary student at Kendall College in Chicago. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ferris Coffee & Nut acquires Lush Gourmet Foods of Kalamazoo
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has acquired Kalamazoo-based Lush Gourmet Foods, a maker of flavored peanut and almonds.