Rick Keyes

Meijer offers incentive for college students to get COVID-19 shots

Meijer offers incentive for college students to get COVID-19 shots

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As an increasing number of colleges and universities set COVID-19 vaccination mandates for its students, faculty and staff for the fall semester, Meijer announced Monday that it will provide college students with a $10 coupon off any purchase when they complete the vaccination process at a Meijer store. “Returning to campus is

Meijer pharmacies gives out more than one million COVID-19 vaccines

Meijer pharmacies gives out more than one million COVID-19 vaccines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer pharmacies have crossed the threshold of one million vaccine doses administered through the retailer’s in-store clinics and are now launching a “walk-up” vaccine program at all Meijer locations. “The one million vaccine milestone is a tremendous achievement by our incredibly hard-working pharmacy teams,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “When the

NACDS emphasizes industry’s role in restoring hope

NACDS emphasizes industry’s role in restoring hope

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting Business Program Monday, the NACDS leadership underscored the commitment of pharmacies and pharmacy teams to serving, safeguarding and healing the nation, and detailed the industry’s accomplishments, adaptability and resilience in response to the ongoing and historic challenges of the COVID-19

Meijer gives extra $1 million to its Simply Give Food Pantry Partners

Meijer gives extra $1 million to its Simply Give Food Pantry Partners

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As part of its ongoing commitment to support its communities during the pandemic, Meijer announced today that it’s giving an extra $1 million to itsSimply Give food pantry partners across the Midwest.   The donation comes on the heels of the $7.6 million the program generated throughout 2020. “It has become clearer just how vital food

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

Regional chains hailed at NACDS conference

ARLINGTON, Va. — Regional pharmacy operators are playing an outsize role in “restoring hope for individuals in communities throughout the country,” National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said today. “This industry, and this profession, has said for decades that pharmacies can do even more as health care destinations in enhancing

Meijer pharmacies prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Meijer pharmacies prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccine rollout

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As more pharmaceutical manufacturers move closer to approved COVID-19 vaccines, pharmacies within Meijer locations are gearing up for an extensive vaccine administration program throughout its six-state footprint. “Throughout this pandemic our stores and store teams have played an important role in supporting communities throughout the Midwest,” Meijer president and CEO Rick

Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest

Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer president and chief executive officer Rick Keyes announced on Thursday that the chain has opened five supercenters across the Midwest. Located in Manitowoc, Wis., Sycamore, Ill., Bad Axe, Mich., and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio, the 159,000-square-foot stores offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment. “These new stores

Meijer adjusts store hours to increase shopper flexibility

Meijer adjusts store hours to increase shopper flexibility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting store hours to allow more time for customers to get their shopping essentials and extending the times its stores dedicate to senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its team members. New store hours are as follows: Meijer stores will close

Meijer announces new efforts to keep customers and team members safe

Meijer announces new efforts to keep customers and team members safe

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer has announced  additional steps it is taking to make its stores safe for both shoppers and team members during COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to amplifying its communication to customers about social distancing practices, Meijer is now asking its customers to limit the number of shoppers who come to the store

Meijer announces new store hours and dedicated times for seniors

Meijer announces new store hours and dedicated times for seniors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock its stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers and its team members. New store hours are

Meijer spreads holiday cheer during annual Very Merry Meijer event

Meijer spreads holiday cheer during annual Very Merry Meijer event

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —  Meijer played Santa and surprised an unsuspecting customer at every one of its stores – in just one day – with a $1,000 Meijer shopping spree on Tuesday to help make the holidays a little brighter. The surprises were given during the sixth annual Very Merry Meijer event that has become

Meijer unveils store expansion plans

Meijer unveils store expansion plans

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. plans to invest more than $375 million this year in new and remodeled stores. The retailer said Thursday that its investment plan includes construction of seven new Meijer supercenters and 22 remodel projects. Meijer said its new store commitment follows its focus on steady growth throughout its six-state footprint.