The investment comes as golf course maintenance spending has steadily grown nationwide.
Inspire CEO Paul Brown said the company was considering new purchase opportunities of chains with sales between $1 billion and $4.5 billion.
The two local food-centric companies signed a joint venture this month to boost Puris's current capacity and enhance its manufacturing plant.
The Faribault company produces lettuce year-round, 21 days from seed to salad.
Comparatively, 17 breweries opened to the public in 2016 and 19, respectively, in 2015 and 2014.
The purchase, once finalized, will make Cargill the only supplier of both animal feed and pet food in the nation’s agricultural retail market.
On a Sunday morning at the new North Market, MinnPost strolled the aisles and surveyed the shoppers.
Cargill and Ecolab will be partners in the program, which is targeted at food safety and security startups.
Snacking is taking the place of dining, and several Minnesota companies are benefiting as a result.