Big Retailers Think Small for New Stores
September 12, 2012

Large-scale retailers in Michigan and across the country are discovering bigger isn't always better.

Target, Best Buy and Grand Rapids-based Meijer Inc. are among retailers downsizing, from the traditional big-box stores, to cater to a growing urban customer base and a changing economy. The less-is-more mentality has helped Target and Meijer locate outside suburbia into cities such as Atlanta and Chicago.

Best Buy, the world's largest consumer electronics retailer, this year opened 11 smaller stores in shopping malls in Michigan and others across the country. Another 100 nationwide are planned for next year

Sears' Home Appliances Chief Resigns After 15 Months
March 7, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp.'s home appliances chief is leaving the company, the Tribune has learned. Dev Mukherjee, president of the home appliances business at Sears since November 2010, plans to leave the Hoffman Estates-based retailer by the end of this week, said Sears spokesman Chris Brathwaite. 

Sears, the nation's largest seller of appliances, didn't give a reason for his departure. The company expects to announce a replacement "in the next few weeks," Brathwaite said. Mukherjee, a former marketing executive atMicrosoft Corp.andIBM Corp., is the Sears third appliance chief to leave the company in four years.

Frederik Meijer Dies
December 1, 2011

Frederik G. H. Meijer, who took over the chain that bears his name in the 1960s and presided over its expansion, died in late November. He was 91 and passed away after suffering a stroke.

Meijer Black Friday Ad Appears
November 16, 2011

I bet you thought the rush of leaked Black Friday ads were over. Well, you were wrong. There are still a few that haven’t shown up, and Meijer is one of them. Was, actually. That’s because now Meijer’s Black Friday 2011 sale ad is online, for people to peruse.

Meijer Plans Store Remodeling
March 15, 2011

Midwestern retailer Meijer this week announced plans to invest $75 million to remodel ten stores in Michigan and Ohio.

Meijer Leaks Own Black Friday Ad
November 14, 2010

The Meijer Black Friday 2010 ad is on the internet, and it’s not because some shadowy figure leaked it onto the internet. Meijer released the ad itself. Technically, the ad was just supposed to be released people who follow the store on Facebook and Twitter, but that didn’t last long

New Format For Meijer
January 21, 2010

Retailer Meijer said this week that it has unveiled a new retail concept, in one of its stores in the Chicago area. The store, in Niles, Ill., will feature both a smaller footprint and a greater focus on groceries.