Bourbon's economic potency is getting stronger with age, increasing its impact on Kentucky by $1 billion in the past two years as global demand for American whiskeys continues to grow. Indiana has its own growing whiskey business.
Michigan-based SpartanNash said part of the allure of Caito was its newly built, $32 million "Fresh Kitchen" in Indianapolis, which will process, cook and package fresh protein-based foods and complete meals.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, an independent bottling company, has signed agreements to purchase Indiana manufacturing and distribution plants in Indianapolis and Portland, plus one in Cincinnati, from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc.
The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, which operates a major plant in Indianapolis, has been reborn under new ownership after crashing in 2012 under a barrage of labor issues and rapidly changing appetites.