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9 Reasons Meijer Hustles Harder

We can’t wait to partner with Meijer stores!!! So we’re going to take a break from our usual programming to tell about the magic that is Meijer.

1. The Meijer motto.

“A Midwestern, family-owned superstore. Bringing families great food, great brands, great savings and great big smiles since 1934.” They’re basically one big, happy family.

2. It all began with a barber.

Meijer was founded by a humble barber in Greenville, MI. in 1934, during the Great Depression. Motivated by the needs of his barbershop customers, Hendrik Meijer and his 14-year-old son Fred opened Meijer’s Grocery.


3. Behold, the birth of the Supercenter.

Meijer’s “Thrifty Acres” was the nation’s first of the supercenter phenomenon. Customers could then shop for everything they needed in one place.


4. Woman Power!

By 1945, half of all Meijer team members were women. The second Meijer store was Johanna Meijer.

5. Free Prescription Drugs.

In 2006, Meijer began its free prescription drug program. To this day, Meijer offers generic antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, and more to customers for free with a doctor’s prescription, despite insurance or co-pay.

6. They understand that they need you.

Fred Meijer always said, “Customers don’t need us, we need them.” So Meijer treats each customer like grocery store royalty!

7. Meijer works to fight hunger in the ways that they can.

The Simply Give program restocks food pantries all over the communities Meijer serves, while the Food Rescue program donates fresh deli and bakery items to local food banks— keeping it from going to waste and to people who need it most!

(In 2014, they donated 7.4 million pounds of food to local food banks.)


8. Purple Cows.

Meijer has their own dairy production branch called the Purple Cow Creamery. The name was inspired by the ice cream shops inside many Meijer stores.

9. Friendship!

Starting September 15, Meijer and Shipt will be partnering to bring everything you love about Meijer to your homes and offices. #CueTheDanceParty

Photo cred: Meijer



  1. Greg Gierlack

    The produce is fresh, prices are good, no Meijer card needed for sale items like other stores. Clean well lighted and wide isles. They hired many handicapped people which gives them a purpose in life, a chance to interact with others. I always try to acknowledge them, say hello, just be kind to them.

  2. Farik Kamouna

    When we came to MI moving from NH , six years ago, we visited Meijer Store, and we liked it then. It was the only visit since 2011 due to a long distance from our house. Then last year we decided to revisit the store again, and we really love the store, and we became a regular visitors to this nice a great store. We like the cleanses, the high quality products and all the stuff inside the store. Long story short, we love it.

  3. Carol

    I’ve always shopped Meijer. Good food, great prices, great people and everything else I could need.

  4. Greg

    We love our Hartland MI Meijer one of the best stores I’ve ever shopped at. Love the greeter Ernie. They employee good kids in the area and the store is kept CLEAN. I can’t say enough how well this store is run.

  5. Debra Lawson

    I’m a long-time Meijer customer, and I applaud this new service. Kudos to both Meijer and Shipt!

  6. Virginia Kruczek

    I’ve already tried your service it’s great and everybody from the service is polite courteous and tries everything in there possibility to help you and your shopping needs. I will use this service immensely I am disabled with MS and I have medical needs this is right what I needed especially with the winter months coming this is a godsend for me thank you for making this possible in the state of Michigan. You don’t know how much I appreciate it Virginia I give you 5 stars


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