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In one of the most exciting Meijer LPGA Classics yet, Jennifer Kupcho claimed the title of Champion and the event surpassed its increased fundraising goal to garner $1.25 million to feed families in need. BELMONT, Mich. — In one of the most exciting Meijer LPGA Classics yet, Jennifer Kupcho claimed the title of Champion and […]
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BELMONT, Mich., June 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In one of the most exciting Meijer LPGA Classics yet, Jennifer Kupcho claimed the title of Champion and the event surpassed its increased fundraising goal to garner $1.25 million to feed families in need. Kupcho joins an illustrious list of…
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PURCHASE, N.Y.– The back-to-school season will be defined by the resilience and flexibility of the consumer, who in the face of rising prices is expected to keep spending in the months ahead, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, a measure of retail sales across all forms of payment, not adjusted for inflation. U.S. retail sales (in-store and […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. noted Tuesday that it was 60 years ago when Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened a store in Grand Rapids called “Thrifty Acres” that pioneered the American supercenter format. “The opening of ‘Thrifty Acres’ in June 1962, was history in the making, although I’m not sure our dad and grandfather realized […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently opened two new supercenters in northeast Ohio. Located in Brunswick and Canton, the 155,000-square-foot stores are considered retail anchors in developing communities, the company said in announcing grand openings at both locations. Each supercenter offers consumers a state-of-the-art retail experience that features multiple ways to shop, Meijer said. “These […]
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Newsweek is out with a list, generated by BrandSpark International, of the “most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers. BrandSpark surveyed 3200 Americans to capture their real opinions of what grocery store brands they trust the most.” The national top four:  Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Meijer. The northeast top four:  ShopRite, Walmart, Aldi, […]
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PRINCETON, N.J. – Market Performance Group is launching its first-ever Diverse Supplier Development Program, a newly created Accelerator program designed to provide pro-bono support for selected diverse suppliers and entrepreneurs as they prepare to engage and sell their products in digital and traditional retail channels. This event comes on the heels of a successful virtual […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Meijer pharmacists anticipate collecting three tons of unused and potentially harmful prescriptions drugs on Saturday, April 30, during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Meijer also collects unused and expired medications year-round through their drug take-back kiosks located near each pharmacy. The retailer is encouraging customers to take advantage of the program that […]
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Retailer will roll out payment capability for Pickup and Home Delivery to additional states this month GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Meijer announced today that stores in Michigan are now accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for its…
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Responding to my piece and commentary last week about a new study of Amazon Prime members illustrating the power of automated replenishment systems, MNB reader Matt Nitzberg wrote: Thanks for your recap of the study! In addition to loyalty (for retailers) and convenience (for shoppers), subscription and auto replenishment models have important systemic benefits.  For […]
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FMI—The Food Industry Association yesterday announced its 2022  Store Manager Awards finalists, chosen, FMI said, “for their spirited aptitude for team development and store leadership. Their high-level business acumen and passion for people management led to record financial growth, heightened customer satisfaction, energized, purpose-driven employees, innovative in-store programs, and impactful community investments.” The finalists are: • Category […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced on Tuesday that it will host its first Sustainability Supplier Summit, giving vendors nationwide the opportunity to showcase their sustainable products – from food to pets to home goods – for Meijer merchants to consider offering on shelves. The event will be held virtually June 20-23 and comes on the heels of […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced this week that it will open two new supercenters in Northeast Ohio on April 28. “It’s extremely exciting to continue expanding our presence in Northeast Ohio,” said Tom Wilson, Meijer Regional Vice President. “Over the last 2 years, our store teams have helped families meet unprecedented challenges by providing […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is signing on as a customer for a utility-scale solar project that will help the retailer make significant strides toward its recently announced carbon reduction goal. The retailer said Thursday that it has signed a renewable energy power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, which says Meijer […]
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Flashfood, a Toronto-based mobile marketplace providing customers access to discounted food nearing its best by date, has secured $12.3 million in a Series A funding round led by S2G Ventures. Follow on investment came from ArcTern Ventures and existing backers including General Catalyst, Food Retail Ventures, Rob Gierkink and Alex Moorhead.  S2G Ventures MD and […]
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced Monday that it received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This marks the retailer’s third consecutive year earning the highest possible score on the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. […]
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Newsweek has BrandSpark Internationals’ special edition of its BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards (BMTAs), “highlighting the most trusted grocery stores as voted by American shoppers.” Well, by 3200 American shoppers anyway. Here’s the list of the top five retailers, by region: National Walmart Kroger Aldi Publix Costco Northeast ShopRite Walmart Aldi Stop & Shop Wegmans Midwest […]

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Today in data, continued inflation and fears of a recession have contributed to a drop in the Consumer Confidence Index. Data $267.2B: Orders last month for manufactured durable goods, a sign that consumers were still spending despite inflation 98.7: The Consumer Confidence Index, down from 103.2 last month, and the lowest level since February 2021 43.2: Decline in […]
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This spring, we announced that iconic Fenway Park now offers Caper Counter’s AI-powered, contact-free checkout for fans in partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment. With the introduction of Caper Counter, baseball fans, concertgoers and more can now seamlessly access their favorite beverages and snacks – by simply placing items on the Counter where they are […]