Meijer is a discount department store based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was begun in the 1930s as a grocery store in Greenville, Michigan. The first Meijer superstore, which combined a discount store and a grocery store, opened in 1962 in Grand Rapids and is still in operation. Meijer eliminated its grocery stores in the 1980s to focus on the superstores, which currently operate in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky.
Meijer entered The Ohio Market in 1981.
The first Indiana Meijer opened in Mishawaka on Grape Road in 1994.
Illinois EditThe first Illinois Meijer opened in Champaign in 1995. The First Chicagoland Meijer opened in 1999 in on Weber Road in Bolingbrook.
The first Kentucky Meijer opened in Florence in 1996.