Meijer Cuts HQ Staff

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Sep 08, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson


Meijer eliminated 350 supervisory and administrative positions at its headquarters, distribution centers and field offices on Friday, reports The Associated Press.


The retailer took this action, according to a company release, “to increase its competitive position in the ‘supercenter’ discount store industry.”


Paul Boyer, president, Meijer told the Grand Rapids Press that the job cuts affected some employees with over 20 years with the company. “We are making every effort to
inform our team members in a sensitive and respectful manner,” Boyer said. “These are good, smart, hardworking people that have been caught in the economic reality of a fiercely
competitive industry.”


Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on the announced job cuts at Meijer?


Meijer has never had a reputation for being a bloated organization, so having to cut what many regarded as an already right-sized company gives us pause
for concern. None of the cuts affected store personnel.
[George
Anderson – Moderator
]

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