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Displaying items tagged: Kellogg Co

Sunday, 28 August 2022 18:20

Kellogg Foundation exec sees growth opportunity under company restructuring

BATTLE CREEK — The top executive at Kellogg Co.’s largest shareholder sees opportunity for greater growth and earnings under the Battle Creek food manufacturer’s transformation into three separate publicly traded companies.

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 11:00

Whirlpool to divest Russian operations 

BENTON HARBOR — Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is selling off its operations in Russia. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:04

Kellogg to split into 3 separate companies under ‘next step’ of transformation

BATTLE CREEK — Kellogg Co. has unveiled plans to split into three independent companies and base the corporate headquarters for the largest of the three in Chicago.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 30 January 2022 20:31

Several West Michigan companies earn perfect scores for LGBTQ equality in workplace

Several large West Michigan-based companies earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a tool that scores how well businesses support LGBTQ people. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:17

State lawmakers mull restoration of R&D tax credit

Michigan could restore a tax credit for companies that conduct research and development here, which supporters say would make the state more competitive for high-tech business investments.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:26

Food incubators, accelerators on the rise in West Michigan

KALAMAZOO — When it first opened in 2008, the Can-Do Kitchen in Kalamazoo provided an avenue for budding food entrepreneurs to take their businesses outside of their homes and into a professional kitchen.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:30

Union workers gain leverage in labor market altered by pandemic

Against the backdrop of several high-profile, nationwide labor disputes, many local unions are seeing an uptick in interest from independent workers.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:35

Kellogg Co.’s $45M supply chain restructuring felt locally

BATTLE CREEK — Kellogg Co. plans to invest roughly $45 million to reorganize its North American supply chain network, a move that already has had a negative effect on workers in its hometown of Battle Creek.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:40

6 West Michigan companies earn top grades for LGBTQ equality workplaces

GRAND RAPIDS — Six West Michigan corporations earned top scores in this year’s Corporate Equality Index rankings recently published by the Human Rights Campaign, showcasing the companies as among the best places to work for LGBTQ equality.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 14 December 2020 17:14

Discover Kalamazoo announces Jane Ghosh as new president and CEO

KALAMAZOO — Discover Kalamazoo has announced its new president and CEO on the heels of a transitional period for the organization.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:13

Accelerator kitchen to offer food startups a place to scale up in Southwest Michigan

BATTLE CREEK — Economic development organization Battle Creek Unlimited and St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Battle Creek have come together for a project that embraces the identity of the Cereal City.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 17 August 2020 15:00

$2.1M federal grant to fuel new food processing incubator in Battle Creek

Battle Creek Unlimited has received $2.1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to develop a food processing incubator known as the Southwest Michigan Accelerator Kitchen.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 16 August 2020 15:29

GR company broadens food processing sanitization to help stop COVID-19 spread

A Grand Rapids-based startup is applying sanitization techniques long used in the food processing industry to a broader range of facilities in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Monday, 01 April 2019 09:22

Kellogg to sell Keebler, other snack brands to Ferrero Group for $1.3 billion

Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co. is selling off Keebler, Famous Amos and other snack brands in a move to reshape it product portfolio.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 26 January 2018 10:30

Kellogg Co. to lay off 14 employees starting in March

Global food manufacturer Kellogg Co. will layoff 14 employees at its Battle Creek ready-to-eat-cereal plant starting March 31, according to a filing with the state this week.

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
Friday, 06 October 2017 10:28

Kellogg to acquire Chicago-based RXBAR in $600 million deal

Kellogg Co. is bolstering its product portfolio with the acquisition of a protein bar manufacturer.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:22

West Michigan manufacturers help with hurricane recovery efforts

While Houston was reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, employees of Wolverine World Wide Inc. began circulating an email chain with ideas about how they could help with the recovery efforts.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 17:25

Kellogg to lay off 223 workers in Battle Creek

Global food manufacturer Kellogg Co. could lay off as many as 223 workers in 2018 as part of a larger manufacturing restructuring program.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:01

Staying the course: Manufacturers’ R&D spending expected to remain steady through 2018

West Michigan manufacturers continue to take a steady yet conservative approach to research and development spending.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:56

Data enterprise: West Michigan grows as hub for call centers, data centers

Driven by relatively affordable real estate and a diverse workforce, the West Michigan region has become a growing hub for call centers, administrative back offices and — to a lesser extent — data centers.

Published in Other

Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:17

Battle Creek seeks positive local momentum, despite business challenges

BATTLE CREEK — Over the last year, the Cereal City has experienced its share of bad headlines.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 19 January 2017 13:31

Kellogg to shave 250 position with latest round of job cuts

Kellogg Co. plans to shed 250 positions as part of the global cereal giant’s Project K cost-cutting initiative.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:25

Kellogg hires away CFO from US Foods

Global food giant Kellogg Co. will be getting a new CFO next month.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 05 December 2016 15:15

Human Rights Campaign lists 5 West Michigan firms as top LGBT-inclusive workplaces

Five West Michigan companies rank among the top performing organizations in the nation for providing an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 12:09

Post-Brexit, West Michigan public company stocks take a beating

Stock prices of West Michigan’s publicly traded companies tumbled on Friday as Wall Street succumbed to the uncertainty caused by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:18

MiBiz Growth Report: June 27, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 27, 2016.

• M&A: German company Kion Group AG, an industrial truck, material handling and logistics automation equipment manufacturer, plans to acquire Dematic Corp. for approximately $2.1 billion in what executives described as a “landmark” transaction. The deal values the logistics and automation firm, whose North American operations are based in Grand Rapids, at an enterprise value of $3.25 billion, according to a joint statement. Dematic generated $1.8 billion in revenues and $166 million in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes during the calendar year 2015. Kion Group will acquire Dematic from funds managed by New York City private equity firm AEA Investors LP and the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter pending regulatory approval, also carves out “certain liabilities,” according to a statement.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 20 June 2016 10:02

Kellogg launches $100 million venture capital fund

Food processing giant Kellogg Co. will launch a $100 million in-house venture capital fund.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:39

Kalamazoo healthy snack food startup raises $500K for expansion, R&D

KALAMAZOO — Ernie Pang’s goal to produce healthier snack foods didn’t quite pan out at first.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Thursday, 03 March 2016 13:12

Nonprofits move swiftly to help in wake of Kalamazoo mass shooting

KALAMAZOO — When a violent tragedy struck downtown Kalamazoo in late February, local nonprofits reacted swiftly to channel corporate and individual donations to the appropriate needs. 

Published in Nonprofits