Grand Rapids — Meijer is expanding a program that's designed to support small businesses.
Company Co-Chairman Doug Meijer announced Tuesday that the Made in Michigan initiative will feature 55 new locally made grocery products in all its stores statewide.
Meijer launched Made in Michigan early last year with the Michigan State University Product Center for Food-Ag-Bio.
The project's goal is to help strengthen Michigan's economy by supporting small businesses in the state.
Judge approves sale of Twinkies, Wonder
New York — A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of investment firms.
Hostess Brands Inc . is selling the spongy yellow cakes, along with other snacks including Ding Dongs and Ho Hos, to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million.
Metropoulos, which owns Pabst beer, has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by this summer.
Washington — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers have agreed to settle charges that they claimed certain products were made of "faux" fur when they actually contained real fur.
In addition to the upscale department store operator, the retailers include DrJays.com Inc. and Eminent Inc., doing business as Revolve Clothing.
The FTC said the companies also violated federal laws by not naming the animal that the fur came from.
Staff and wire reports