What Is Unique About Meijer Department Stores?

A Meijer store typically features the supermarket section on one side and the department store and general merchandise section on the other side. In most cases, Meijer stores are built from scratch, and some of them include barber shops and nail salons.

Meijer is an American hypermarket chain credited with inventing the modern concept of commercial supercenters in 1962. Hendrik Meijer, a Dutch immigrant, founded the company in 1934, initially as a supermarket chain serving the Michigan area. As of 2015, Meijer is a the 27th largest retailer in the country. Meijer department stores are available in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky.