|Headquarters:||Grand Rapids, Mich.|
|No. of Stores:||207|
|Average Store Size:||4,700 sq. ft.|
|Rank Last Year:||41|
|States of Operation:||Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio|
Meijer is a major retailer with a large network of big-box supercenters, but also runs a considerable chain of gas stations and convenience stores. Most locations feature its retail outlets, gas stations and c-stores all on a single site. Meijer Gas Stations offer fuel as well as c-store services, including prepared food. Its convenience stores are often larger format and appear more like a mini supermarket with larger-than-average numbers of cooler doors and shelf space. Its facilities are known for being well-lit and clean.
Billed as “The Original Supercenter,” the company is also a member of Topco Associates, a privately held cooperative company that leverages the volume of its membership to offer private-label products. The company also owns and operates tunnel car washes.
Meijer's competitive advantage is its one-stop shopping for customers by having gas stations, c-stores and superstores connected through a single site.
Source: Convenience Digital Resource Library, Technomic