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Displaying items by tag: Meijer Inc

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:21

Grand Rapids youth program will temporarily employ 1,000 residents

GRAND RAPIDS — A youth employment program will launch this summer, employing 1,000 Grand Rapids residents ages 15-21. 

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:32

Kent County initiative to compile health screening data from employers

GRAND RAPIDS — A public-private partnership launched this week aims to compile health screening data from hundreds of Kent County companies in an effort to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 10 May 2020 17:44

Soldadera Coffee co-owner expands business from side hustle to full-time gig

GRAND RAPIDS — For the family-owned startup Soldadera Coffee LLC, the COVID-19 crisis has brought an unexpected opportunity.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 10 November 2019 17:40

Meijer gift could boost MSU med school philanthropy

The $19.5 million contribution from Doug Meijer and the Meijer Foundation could generate “incredible” benefits for cancer research and treatment and boost philanthropy for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 03 November 2019 14:45

Meijer exec to lead Fresh Thyme as CEO departs

WALKER — Chris Sherrell, a veteran grocery executive who worked with Meijer Inc. to launch the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market concept in 2012, has stepped down from the company.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:54

Muskegon firm taps into growing $3.5 billion sparkling water market

MUSKEGON — The origin of HyVIDA Brands Inc. goes back six or seven years when Rick Smith took a taste of sparkling water.

Published in Small Business


Saturday, 26 October 2019 08:47

Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019

MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 25 October 2019 08:00

Meijer family donates $19.5 million for new MSU facility in downtown Grand Rapids 

Doug Meijer, the former co-chairman of Meijer Inc., and the Meijer Foundation are giving $19.5 million to Michigan State University for a new facility on the College of Human Medicine’s research campus in downtown Grand Rapids, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 14 September 2019 07:00

New partners seek to end farmworker exploitation

Working under the hot summer sun, Ricardo Martinez and Yolanda Garrido concentrated on meeting their quota. They lost track of the hours, but bucket-by-bucket, seven days a week, they picked blueberries at a farm in Southwest Michigan. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 01 September 2019 15:29

Momentum continues for apartment development across Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Developers of apartments in Grand Rapids are still seeing high demand for market-rate units.

Sunday, 18 August 2019 18:20

Municipalities hope for legislation on dark-store loophole

When Meijer Inc. last month nearly halved the taxable value of its 195,000-square-foot store in Marquette just a year after it opened, the move set off an outcry from advocates for local government. 

Sunday, 11 August 2019 12:05

EEOC sues Meijer over alleged ADA violations

WALKER — A federal agency has accused supercenter retailer Meijer Inc. of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act over its treatment of an employee at a store in Oakland County in Southeast Michigan.

Published in Economic Development


Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

‘Perfect fit:’ Gun Lake Investments invests in Stockbridge project amid push into real estate deals

GRAND RAPIDS — Tribally-owned Gun Lake Investments is making an active push into the West Michigan commercial real estate market with an investment in a high-profile redevelopment and three property acquisitions so far this year, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

Low vacancies, high interest remain along Grand Rapids’ traditional retail corridors

Despite a range of threats and challenges, including very low vacancy rates market-wide, West Michigan’s traditional shopping corridors continue to thrive. 

Friday, 14 December 2018 10:14

Contaminated GR gas station gets grant for redevelopment

GRAND RAPIDS — A contaminated former gas station property in Grand Rapids will be redeveloped after being receiving brownfield funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:58

Reacting to consumer demands, Meijer ramps up tech initiatives

DETROIT — Meijer Inc. largely functions as a brick-and-mortar operation, but the supercenter retailer increasingly is taking cues from tech companies as it implements new ways of serving customers.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 14:10

Affordable housing development moves forward on Grand Rapids’ west side

GRAND RAPIDS — The Bridge Street corridor west of downtown Grand Rapids continues to serve as a magnet for new housing options.

Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:17

Meijer plans gas station next to Bridge Street Market

Walker-based grocery retailer Meijer Inc. hopes to build a new gas station adjacent to its recently-opened Bridge Street Market west of downtown.

Published in Other

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:58

Nonprofits turn to food businesses for revenue streams

Cookies made by volunteers and residents of Degage Ministries are providing people with tasty treats and helping the organization access much-needed funding.

Published in Nonprofits
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:40

GR Chamber faces backlash over LGBT concerns after Schuette endorsement

Over the last several years, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has sought to make diversity and inclusion a key part of its mission and culture.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:47

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 17, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 17, 2018.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 03 September 2018 19:00

MiBiz Growth Report: September 4, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 4, 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:30

Meijer opens Bridge Street Market, announces similar store in downtown Lansing

At the opening today of Bridge Street Market, Meijer Inc.’s first foray in decades into smaller, neighborhood grocery stores, company executives say they’re “bullish” on the format and plan more similar stores, including in Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:10

Mercy Health deal for medical group expands presence in growing Ottawa County

GRAND HAVEN — A deal for North Ottawa Community Health System’s medical group raises Mercy Health’s presence in the growing Ottawa County market where it’s been investing for a few years.

Published in Health Care

Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:00

West Michigan grocery retailers shift to tech-driven marketing initiatives

Spurred on by changing consumer shopping habits, West Michigan grocery retailers want to make the task of shopping less of a “chore” by leveraging new technology-driven initiatives.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 15 July 2018 21:53

Spectrum Health pilots retail clinic at new Hudsonville Meijer store

HUDSONVILLE — The newest Meijer Inc. store in West Michigan includes a first for the region: a retail-based medical clinic operated by Spectrum Health.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:49

Brewery execs question craft beer’s emerging two-tiered pricing strategy

Stroll through the beer aisle at some West Michigan grocery supercenters and you might notice a bit of gold tucked between the red, white and blue cases of Budweiser and MillerCoors brands. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:45

Q&A: Stacie Behler, Meijer Inc.

Stacie Behler wants to see more women in top leadership roles at West Michigan companies and nonprofits. The Meijer executive in charge of public affairs and corporate communications — and the retailer’s former senior legal counsel — was recently honored by the Michigan Women’s Foundation with its Woman of Courage and Achievement award. The statewide organization focuses on accelerating women’s entrepreneurship, developing the next generation of women leaders and furthering policy issues relevant to women in the state, including a campaign to end the backlog of untested rape kits in Detroit. In accepting the award, Behler put particular emphasis on the mentoring and development of young women and nurturing more female business leaders. She discussed the topics before a crowd of more than 800 people in mid April when she received the award, as well as in an interview with MiBiz following the luncheon ceremony. 

Published in Q&A
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 07:55

Meijer planning more smaller format urban stores

Meijer Inc.’s 39,000-square-foot Bridge Street Market being built west of downtown will serve as a “proof of concept” for the company’s planned expansion of smaller format urban grocery stores.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:13

West Michigan roasters diversify into ready-to-drink coffees

As the ready-to-drink coffee market gains popularity among consumers, West Michigan roasters are diversifying their business models to reflect a shift in how consumers approach the product.

Published in Breaking News

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