50th Anniversary of the Supercenter

In June 2012, Meijer commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first supercenter at its original location with a customer appreciation picnic at the 28th Street Grand Rapids Meijer store.

  • 50th Anniversary New

    Meijer commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first supercenter at its original location with a customer appreciation picnic in June 2012 at the 28th Street Meijer store. The store opened in August 2010, and replaced the original store, which was remodeled and opened as the first supercenter on June 6, 1962.

  • 50th Anniversary Old

    Hendrik and Fred Meijer opened “Thrifty Acres” in Grand Rapids in June 1962, marking the birth of the nation’s pioneering supercenter and an innovative concept that grew into a retail phenomenon.

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