Meijer Names New President

by Katie Lee

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Meijer has appointed Rick Keyes as president. Keyes, who joined the company 26 years ago as a pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio, takes the reins of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer after J.K. Symancyk departed the company to join Academy Sports + Outdoors.

“We are pleased to introduce Rick as our new president,” says Hank Meijer, co-chairman and co-CEO. “Rick’s proven leadership has been an inspiration to our team. He has grown up with Meijer, excelling in positions in both pharmacy and store operations, and, most recently, building industry-leading supply chain and manufacturing operations.”

Keyes had been executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing since 2006. He will be the seventh president in Meijer’s 81-year history.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 222 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Meijer

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