AKRON (Nov. 5, 2010) — Meijer Inc., a regional chain of supercenters, plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at several of its Michigan stores, the company said.
“This is a very exciting step for Meijer as we continue to look for ways to expand our sustainability initiatives,” said Julie Croll, senior vice president of properties and real estate for Meijer.
“The key to our success through the years has been innovation, and we look at sustainability the same way. Whether we are providing our customers with re-usable bags, placing rooftop wind turbines on stores or offering charging stations for the electric vehicles, we are committed to searching for innovative ways to be green,” she said.
The company already has installed a charging station at its Warren, Mich., store and plans stations for stores in Allen Park and Holland, Mich. Each store will have two charging stations and can be used by Meijer customers at no cost.”
Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., operates 195 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.