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Kirtland Community College Library HF 5469.23 .U5 M45 2009 30775305561103 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780802864604
  • ISBN: 0802864600
  • Physical Description: xii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub Co., 2009.

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Includes index.
Subject: Meijer, Fred, 1919-
Meijer Inc > History.
Merchants > Michigan > Biography.

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Fred Meijer : Stories of His Life
Fred Meijer : Stories of His Life
by Smith, Bill; ten Harmsel, Larry
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Fred Meijer : Stories of His Life

Retailing pioneer Fred Meijer comes alive in the pages of this intimate biography, told in part by the people in Fred's life -- from store cashiers to American presidents. Astute businessman, visionary arts patron, homespun philosopher -- Fred is a man of many parts. His story weaves a chronicle of how to succeed in business, how to shape one's life, how to leave the world a better place, and how to have fun along the way. / "Fred, in his unpretentious way, has always been a leader. . . . He is able, he is dedicated, and he's fun."-- Gerald R. Ford / "I have always admired Fred Meijer as the great visionary who first recognized the potential of the supercenter in the United States. As we developed our Wal-Mart model, we learned a great deal by watching what he did."-- Don Soderquist - former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Wal-Mart / "Fred Meijer's life story is a supersize grocery cart, full to the brim with values that we should live by -- honesty, fairness, and respect for others."-- Mike Lloyd - Grand Rapids Press

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