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Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes

Meijer marks supercenter’s 60th anniversary

Meijer marks supercenter’s 60th anniversary

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

Meijer signs on to renewable solar project

Meijer signs on to renewable solar project

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

Meijer offers $10 reward for vaccinations

Meijer offers $10 reward for vaccinations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is encouraging customers to get vaccinated by offering a $10 coupon to anyone who gets their shots, the retailer said Wednesday. Eligible customers vaccinated at a Meijer store will receive a coupon good for $10 off any purchase. The retailer is also offering coupons worth $10 off a purchase of

Meijer opens three new supercenters

Meijer opens three new supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Meijer has opened three new 155,000-square-foot supercenters, Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said Thursday. Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the new stores promise “a state-of-the-art shopping experience,” providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment. “These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to

NACDS honors industry’s response to COVID-19

NACDS honors industry’s response to COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. – National Association of Chain Drug Stores kicked off its Annual Meeting on Monday by recognizing the industry’s heroic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While the challenges we faced as an industry were many, they resulted in a lot of accomplishments, and have given us great momentum for the future,” NACDS chair Rick

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Video Forum: Colleen Lindholz, Kroger

Colleen Lindholz will succeed Rick Keyes as NACDS chair at the association’s virtual Annual Meeting this week. Lindholz, who also is president of Kroger Health, shares her assessment of NACDS, talks about the agenda for her new role and looks to the future of retail pharmacy in a post-COVID world.

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

Video Forum: Rick Keyes, Meijer

In the first of three episodes leading up to the NACDS Annual Meeting later this month, Video Forum talks with Rick Keyes, president and CEO of Meijer Inc., about his year as the association’s chairman. Among the topics discussed are chain pharmacy’s response to COVID-19, other issues of importance to the industry and NACDS’ ability

Meijer registers over 35,000 people at Ford Field mass vaccination clinic

Meijer registers over 35,000 people at Ford Field mass vaccination clinic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer registered more than 35,000 people in less than 24 hours after opening registration for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics that begin next week at Ford Field. The retailer opened its online registration process just after 4 p.m. on March 15, and immediately saw an extremely high volume of people register to participate in

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

ARLINGTON, Va. — Regional pharmacy operators are playing an outsize role in “restoring hope for individuals in communities throughout the country,” National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said today. “This industry, and this profession, has said for decades that pharmacies can do even more as health care destinations in enhancing

Meijer expands holiday celebration

Meijer expands holiday celebration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer continued its “Very Merry Meijer” tradition of surprising a customer in each of its supercenters and stores across the Midwest with a $1,000 Meijer shopping spree. The retailer also decided to respond to the challenging year by rewarding 1,300 additional customers with $100 gift cards. “We recognize that many holiday