Meijer Weekly Ad – Meijer, Inc. is an American regional Supercenter chain with corporate headquarters in Walker, Michigan, in Grand Rapids metropolitan area. Founded in 1934 as a supermarket chain, Meijer is credited with pioneering the modern Supercenter concept in 1962. About half of the company’s 200 stores are located in Michigan Lower Peninsula, with other locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Fred Meijer has connections with Meyer. The chain was ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of 2015 “largest companies private States” and 19 in 2008. “The 35 largest companies private US” Fortune. In 2016, Supermarket News ranked Meijer No. 15 2016 Top 75 SH.BA and Canadian Food retailers & Wholesalers. Based on 2015 revenue, retailer Meijer’s 26 largest in the United States.
Meijer was founded as Meijer’s in Greenville, Michigan, a Dutch immigrant Hendrik Meijer. Meijer was a local barber who entered the grocery business during the Great Depression. His first employees involved his son 14-year-old Frederik Meijer, who later became chairman of the company. The current co-chairmen, brothers Hank and Doug Meijer, are Hendrik’s grandchildren. After studying trends in the food industry, Meijer was one of the first stores to offer self-service shopping and shopping carts. He also offered staple items, such as vinegar, at bargain prices.