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Meijer Thrifty Acres

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