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  1. Industrial/Commercial Leader. Hendrick Meijer is the founder of the current Meijer super center retail chain serving five States in the Midwest. The Meijer retail chain has managed to grow in recent years while successfully competing against Walmart and other large national retailers.

  2. Jun 7, 2022 · Jun 7, 2022. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / -- Sixty years ago Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened a store in Grand Rapids called "Thrifty Acres" – and pioneered the American supercenter. While that innovative concept has grown into a retail phenomenon, Meijer remains a strong family company that is always committed to its ...

  3. Aug 20, 2009 · By Michael F. Carmichael. July/August 2009. Meijer started 75 years ago, in the midst of the Depression, because Hendrik Meijer couldn’t find a tenant for the empty space he had next door to his barbershop. Meijer, a 50-year-old immigrant barber from the Netherlands, had his own shop in Greenville, a small town northeast of Grand Rapids, Mich ...

  4. Jul 9, 2023 · Community Columnist. Hendrik Meijers story inspires us to never discount a factory worker or a barber’s innovative genius. After working in foundries in Holland, Chicago, and Yakima, a...

  5. History. Dutch Americans. Hendrik G. (Hank) Meijer [1952] Industrial/Commercial Leader. Hank Meijer was the oldest son of Frederik G. H. Meijer [1919-2011] and the grandson of Hendrik Meijer [1883-1964], the original founder of the Meijer super center retailing chain.

  6. Jun 7, 2022 · Jun 07, 2022, 08:15 ET. Share this article. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty years ago Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened a store in Grand Rapids called "Thrifty Acres" – and...

  7. About Meijer. Customer experience, quality products, a commitment to community and a respect for team members are the basic philosophies that guided Hendrik Meijer in 1934 when he opened the first Meijer store out of his barber shop in Greenville, Mich.

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