Meijer highlights products to elevate Hispanic-owned businesses and celebrate their communities’ histories, cultures, and contributions.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the retailer points up specific grocery brands, home goods, assorted gifts, and clothing.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer that operates over 500 supercenters, Meijer Grocery, neighborhood markets, and Express. They are throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
A privately owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years. It now includes expanded fresh produce and meat departments, pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys, and electronics.
Hispanic Products at Meijer
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Meijer shoppers can learn more about and purchase various featured grocery and general merchandise in-store and online.
The grocery selection includes Chomps, Chuza, Salsa God, Badia Spices, Siete, Somos, La Banderita, and El Monterey. Non-grocery items include greeting cards, book boxes, journals, notecards, and gift bags.
“By amplifying these businesses, we not only offer our customers unique and authentic products, but we also uplift entrepreneurs within the community,” said Tim Williams, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Meijer. “This moment, along with our supplier diversity programs, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enriching lives in the communities we serve.”
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Special Collections and Items
Meijer continues to partner with Jen Zeano Designs (JZD), a lifestyle brand specializing in Latina empowerment apparel and accessories, for the third consecutive year. Founded in 2016 by Jen and Vero Zeano, the brand launched with its viral pink Latina power tee and other products focused on Hispanic cultural representation and belonging. Like all the featured products, customers can find a variety of JZD styles at all Meijer supercenters.
“This Hispanic Heritage Month, we not only honor the rich contributions of the Hispanic community, but our efforts also reaffirm our continued commitment to supplier diversity,” said Carla Hendon, Director of Supplier Diversity at Meijer. “By cultivating a diverse supplier network, we’re able to mirror the diverse communities we serve every day. We want these businesses to thrive and are proud to support the empowerment of underrepresented voices that will ultimately shape the future of commerce.”
During the celebration, Meijer is offering a special collection of products featuring artists – Gloria Arteaga-Hinton, Ariana Moreno, and Carly Redmond – on various products.
Meijer will donate 5 percent of the sales generated from the Hispanic Heritage Month art collection to local United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) affiliates. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 5 million Hispanic-owned businesses, contributing more than $800 billion annually to the American economy.
For further information, visit the Meijer Hispanic Heritage Month webpage.