For Meijer, big is still better. While many operators are pondering the value of smaller formats, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer shows no signs of moving away from the 200,000-square-foot-plus stores that have been its bread and butter since 1962, when it opened its first Thrifty Acres store. As the company celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, observers say the company's value proposition should help it weather the current recession, although its commitment to opening massive ...

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