Meijer is a family-owned company serving the needs of families at each of our stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
With the help from our Team Members and customers, we’re able to make the community a better place to live, work and play.
As we grow, we follow a simple philosophy established by our grandfather and father more than 80 years ago: “take care of your customers, team members and community … and all of them will take care of you, just like a family.”
We invite you to visit this site often to learn about how much our Simply Give campaign is helping our neighbors, about our sponsorship that brought the LPGA back to Michigan and more. Welcome to our Meijer Community!
Meijer in the Community
Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer, is the inaugural recipient of the Fred Meijer Award. This is the highest-level team member recognition available from Meijer.
“Our family is so pleased to present this award to Cathy,” said Hank Meijer, Executive Chairman of Meijer. “Cathy has been such an amazing ambassador of our company during her 37-year career that it’s only appropriate she is the first team member to receive this annual award.”
She began her career at Meijer in 1982 as a manager at one of the company’s Sagebrush stores and advanced through several roles in the marketing organization prior to her current role directing Meijer’s community partnerships and giving efforts. In her current role, she acts as the company’s primary contact for the numerous philanthropic organizations Meijer supports. She also directs Meijer sponsorships of collegiate and professional sports and serves as the Executive Director of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.
The Fred Meijer Award is granted annually to one Meijer team member who most exhibits the qualities Fred was known for — leadership through humility, generosity, and passion for serving others.
Our Partners at Work
Meijer team members joined forces recently to rid beaches of plastic and garbage in three states.
In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup and the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Meijer sponsored three September Adopt-a-Beach clean-up events at Grand Haven State Park in Grand Haven, Mich., Kemil Beach in Beverly Shores, Ind., and Mentor Headlands Beach in Mentor, Ohio.
In all, 191 volunteers picked up 180 pounds of trash from the Lake Michigan and Lake Erie shorelines.