Meijer Inc., one of the earliest pioneers of the supercenter format, was born 75 years ago because Hendrik Meijer's barber shop business was slowing down — and because neither A&P nor Kroger was willing to rent out the empty store next door. Meijer had come to the U.S. from the Netherlands in 1907, at age 23, and after trying out several different professions he settled on being a barber in Greenville, Mich. The Meijer family owned three buildings adjacent to his barber shop, two of ...
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