Meijer to Transition All Stores to LED Lighting by 2021

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of its ongoing effort to increase its sustainability initiatives, Meijer plans to transition the interior lighting of its retail locations to all LED by 2021. The transition will affect all Meijer stores across the retailer's six-state footprint. Meijer expects the change will reduce its lighting electrical use by as much as 50% annually.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Chief Financial Officer

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, has appointed Michael Mullican as chief financial officer, effective January 10, 2018. It is a position he has held on an interim basis since September 2017.

Meijer President Rick Keyes Assumes Role of CEO

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Effective January 1, 2017, Meijer President Rick Keyes will add the title of chief executive officer (CEO). Hank Meijer, who has held the role of CEO, will now serve as executive chairman of the Meijer board.

Great Clips Opens 4,000th Salon

Minneapolis — Great Clips has solidified its position as the global leader and international icon in the hair care industry with the opening of its 4,000th franchise. The 4,000th salon is located inside a Meijer store in Flat Rock, Mich., just south of Detroit.

Meijer Unveils First Supercenter to Use All-LED Lighting

Grand Rapids, Mich. — As part of a $50 million extensive remodeling project for four supercenters in the Dayton, Ohio, market, Meijer’s Beavercreek, Ohio, store is the company's first to feature all-LED lighting, saving more than a half million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names President and CEO

Katy, Texas — Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors, a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, has named James Kevin “J.K.” Symancyk as president and CEO, effective November 2, 2015. Previously, he was president of Meijer Inc.

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