The true center of 'super'

Dowdell, Stephen; Major, Meg
December 2006
Progressive Grocer;12/1/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 18, p20
Trade Publication
The article features Grand Rapids, Michigan-based grocery chain Meijer. Under Hendrik Meijer, the family first joined the grocery game in 1934, but changes in retailing have also changed Meijer. Under competitive pressure over the past several years, Meijer has been evaluating every aspect of its operations to stay on target regarding prices and margins.


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