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Buying ‘Pure Michigan’ made easy
Michigan growers test marketing products at Kroger

Published: June 6, 2012

“It’s also a game changer for companies like Safies which pickles beets, cucumbers and asparagus.  In less than a week, their products have been flying off the shelves of the 21 Kroger stores that feature the Michigan Experience.  In fact, Safies pickled asparagus is doing so well, Kroger is already considering giving it more shelf space and mainstreaming the product.”

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Kroger initiative features home-grown brands

Published: June 6, 2012

Dale Hollandsworth, customer communications director for Kroger, shows a jar of Safie Specialty Foods Pickled Pepperoncini in front of an Experience Pure Michigan display at the grocer’s 26 Mile Road store.

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Food conference advocates ‘eating local’ – Macomb Daily
Published: Sunday, February 05, 2012

“We get our beans from Ruddish Farms in Macomb Township, our pickles from a farm in Monroe, our asparagus from a farm in Heart, Mich., and our beats from Campbells Farm in Imlay City,” said owner Mary Safie, whose products will be on the lunch menu at the Feb. 8 food conference.

Safie’s named one of Meijer’s Made In Michigan products

MSU product center and Meijer launches Made in Michigan initiative this month. Select Meijer stores statewide to prominently feature 49 new Michigan made products

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2012)

Michigan small businesses through a Made in Michigan initiative that is slated to launch in select Meijer stores later this month, Meijer Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hank Meijer announced today.

“Meijer is always pleased to support Michigan businesses,” Meijer said. “Also, there is tremendous interest from our customers to buy local and to support local businesses. That is why we continuously increase the amount of products we purchase from local suppliers and companies. This partnership with the MSU Product Center presents a great opportunity to enhance our selection of Michigan made products and produce, further making Meijer the place for one-stop shopping.”

The Made in Michigan initiative will launch the week of Jan. 29 when 49 new grocery items – including marinara sauce, blueberry butter, gluten free baking mixes and gourmet seasoning – fill designated areas within 33 Meijer stores from Grand Rapids to Metro Detroit, and Gaylord to Ann Arbor. These new items will join dozens of other Michigan products available throughout the store, including locally-grown produce.

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