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Meijer

Company nameMeijer
Company typePrivate
SloganHigher Standards, Lower Prices
IndustryRetail (Grocery & Discount)
FoundedGreenville, Michigan (1934)
HeadquartersWalker, Michigan, U.S.
No. of locations197
Key peopleHendrik Meijer, Founder
Fred Meijer, Chairman Emeritus
Hank Meijer, CEO, Co-Chair
Doug Meijer, Co-Chair
Mark Murray, President
ProductsGroceries, clothing, footwear, gasoline, sporting clothing, bedding, furniture, jewelry, health and beauty products, toys, sporting equipments, electronics, housewares and pet supplies
Revenueest. $14.25 billion USD (2009)
Employees72200

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Meijer, Inc. (c-eniconˈmaɪ.ər) is a regional American hypermarket chain based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1934 as a supermarket chain, Meijer is credited with pioneering the modern supercenter concept in 1962. About half of the company's 196 stores are located in Michigan, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The chain was ranked No. 18 on Forbes's 2008 list of "America's Largest Private Companies" and 19 in Fortune's 2008 "The 35 largest U.S. private companies". Supermarket News ranked Meijer No. 12 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $13.2 billion. Based on 2005 revenue, Meijer is the twenty-fifth largest retailer in the United States.


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