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

Meijer Office Locations

Meijer has an office in Greenville

Meijer Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1934

Total Funding

$12 m

Meijer Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

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

Revenue

$77 b

Meijer Median Salaries

Source: 86 public H-1B filings from Meijer

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