Janet Emerson

Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Regional grocer Meijer said Tuesday it will hire 12,000 new employees in preparation for the 2012 holiday shopping season. Most positions will be part-time. According to Janet Emerson, executive VP of operations for Meijer, “Our...

Meijer Inc. has appointed J.K. Symancyk to the newly created role of chief operating officer and hired Peter Whitsett to succeed Symancyk as executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. “As we position our company for continued growth, it’s essential that we have the proper structure and talent,” said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. “This evolution of our leadership team under [company president] Mark Murray will help ensure our company’s ongoing success in a very competitive industry.” Symancyk will report directly to Murray and will have three direct reports: Janet Emerson, EVP of

Strong Business, Company Growth Prompt Need For Additional Team Members GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supercenter chain Meijer is preparing to hire hundreds of new employees for its stores as it prepares for this year's holiday season. The announcement was made today by Janet Emerson, executive vice president of operations for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "Meijer is known for friendly customer service," said Emerson. "In order to provide the service our customers expect during the busiest time of the year, we need to be sure we are staffed properly. We are looking forward to

With food pantries struggling to keep up with demand in late summer, Meijer is launching its latest Simply Give campaign to provide support these local organizations. Meijer is once again teaming up with its customers to launch its Simply Give Food Pantry Campaign to help restock the shelves of nearly 200 local food pantries in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. “We appreciate the support and commitment of our generous customers as we reach out to those in our local communities who need help in the fight against hunger,” said Janet Emerson, executive VP of operations for the Grand

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