1. Corporate Purpose
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwestern retailer Meijer announced Tuesday an ambitious goal to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 50% by 2025. Rooted in the company’s mission to be a good neighbor, Meijer integrates environmental sustainability into daily operations and is committed to continual improvement through smart decisions and innovations that benefit customers and the broader […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading low-sugar snack brand, Munk Pack – known for creating snacks that are equally as delicious as they are nutritious – announces today the expansion of its Keto Nut & Seed Bars into Kroger and Meijer. The news highlights the brand’s exponential growth in the past year, with sales of Munk Pack’s Keto […]
  1. Retailer Media
The top retailers consolidated their power in 2021 while a pack of grocers including Amazon Fresh, Walmart Neighborhood, and Brookshire’s moved fast up the ranks
  1. Corporate Strategy
MMR‘s sister publication, Chain Drug Review, has named the National Association of Chain Drug Stores its Retailer of the Year. The designation might seem odd for an association, but NACDS is an organization comprised of retailers, with C-suite executives from member companies comprising the board of directors. This edition of Video Forum features three of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Business Insider has a story suggesting that Instacart is considering an arrangement with robotics company Tortoise that would essentially use a hub-and-spoke model, with one dark warehouse and a half-dozen or so “floating” remote control robots that would deployed in specific neighborhoods to make rapid deliveries. Tortoise’s co-founder/president, Dmitry Shevelenko, says that he sees “Tortoise […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The 40,000-square-foot Fairfax Market is the company’s first small-format store announced outside its home state of Michigan, and could open as early as 2023. Dive Brief: Meijer is expanding its scaled-down grocery concept outside of its home state of Michigan, announcing on Tuesday plans to open a 40,000-square-foot store in Cleveland, Ohio. The grocery store is part of an upcoming […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
WASHINGTON — In a letter to Congressional leadership on Thursday, 20 top executives of leading retail companies expressed their urgent concern about the growing impact of organized retail crime on retail employees and communities across the U.S. The executives implored lawmakers to pass the INFORM Consumers Act, legislation that they say will address the problem […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We had a story last week about how Amazon’s dominance and size may be turning into a kind of vulnerability. I commented: It seems to me that Amazon often tends to get defensive about stories like these, arguing that they are based on misperceptions and errant observations, more a result of the enlarged target on […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MIDLAND, Mich. — A Meijer supercenter in Holland, Mich. has a parking lot created with a new paving technique developed by DOW that uses recycled plastic bags to create a more durable asphalt. This recycled polymer modified asphalt (RPMA) parking lot is part of a three-phase pilot project that used approximately 12,500 pounds of post-consumer […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Environmental Protection Agency has honored Meijer for the environmental performance and energy efficiency of its freight supply chain with two SmartWay Excellence Awards. Meijer received two SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recognizing the retailer as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy […]
  1. Channel: Mass
“Homegate” program features recipes, offers and college gridiron trivia In the heart of tailgate season, one retailer and CPG company have teamed up to kick off a football-themed digital program for the virtual era. Michigan-based Meijer and General Mills have launched a virtual “Homegate” that brings the tailgate experience to shoppers’ smartphone devices and computer screens. […]
  1. Channel: Mass
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Mills is introducing a new way to be part of a tailgate with the launch of the very first virtual “homegate” through its Tailgate Nation program. The new experience, created in partnership with Michigan-based retailer Meijer, brings the gameday excitement straight to fans at home, allowing college football and food enthusiasts to engage […]

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard Microsoft has reached a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash. The acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest video gaming company. “We’re investing deeply in world-class content, community and the cloud to usher in a new era of gaming that puts players and creators first and makes […]
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Dried pasta should be so easy to cook and yet, somehow, that delicious al dente texture Italian restaurants so effortlessly perfect often seems to elude even the biggest pasta fans. Leave the pan boiling for 30 seconds too long or too little, and it seems you either end up with overcooked mush or a bowl […]