In 1934, a modest local barber in Greenville, Michigan had a need and saw an opportunity. It was the middle of the Great Depression and groceries were scarce. In an effort to take care of the customers who visited his barbershop, Hendrik Meijer purchased $328.76 worth of merchandise on credit. Together with his 14-year-old son, Fred, they opened North Side Grocery. Meijer continued to look for ways to innovate and provide higher levels of service to his customers. He renamed his store Meijer's Grocery and began broadening his business through the use of newspaper ads and fancy metal shopping carts. As World War II raged, Hendrik pledged his company's support to the war effort, and just like the Arsenal of Democracy, women became a key part of the Meijer workforce, numbering nearly half of all team members.
Type
Private
HQ
Greenville, US
Founded
1934
Size (employees)
77,000 (est)
Website
meijer.com
Meijer was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Greenville, US
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Meijer Office Locations

Meijer has an office in Greenville
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Meijer Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1934

Total Funding

$12 m

Latest funding size

$12 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago
Meijer's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $12 m. In total, Meijer has raised $12 m

Meijer Financials

Meijer's revenue was reported to be $77 b in FY, 2016
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Revenue (FY, 2016)

77 b
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Revenue

77 b
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Meijer News and Updates

HTA Seminar – GDPR: How will it affect my business?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018 the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is hosting a half day seminar for businesses on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to assist them with compliance. Whilst these changes are supplementary to the existing regulations it…

UPDATE 1-Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in 6 U.S. states

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in 6 U.S. states

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people.

Edwin Meijer: Are you ready for the Amazonification?

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in an expert group discussing the future of garden retail in the Netherlands and Belgium. Among the speakers was a very famous expert and he dropped the word “Amazonification”. I always like these words since you can explain them exactly the way it fits you…

Shareholders go to court seeking to oust Akzo chairman

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel shareholders angered by the Dulux paint maker's rejection of a 26.3 billion euro ($29.5 billion) takeover proposal from U.S. rival PPG Industries took their fight to an Amsterdam court on Monday.
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