Meijer, Inc. Distribution Center
Meijer, Inc. (pronounced Meyer) is a regional American hypermarket chain with its corporate headquarters in Walker, Michigan, in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. Founded in 1934 as a corner market store, Meijer grew into and is credited with pioneering the modern supercenter concept in 1962. About half of the company's 200 stores are located in Michigan, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The chain was ranked No. 13 on Forbes' 2011 list of "America's Largest Private Companies" and 19 in Fortune's 2008 "The 35 largest U.S. private companies". Supermarket News ranked Meijer No. 12 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $13.2 billion. Meijer is the 25th-largest retailer in the United States.