GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer remains a destination for students’ back-to-school needs this season as families across the Midwest shift their focus from beaches and bonfires to paper and pencils in preparation for the fast-approaching school year.
Top-selling items this back-to-school season include notebooks, crayons, pencils and washable glue sticks. But the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer also expects to sell the following classroom and dorm room essentials:
- 3.8M pounds of paper – the same weight as 21 blue whales
- 1.6M pounds of apples
- 1M pairs of socks
- 1M individual washcloths
- 300,000 sticky notes
- 175,000 sets of sheets
- 75,000 pillows
Parents and students are also purchasing supplies in bulk, knowing kids will need more glue sticks, pens, pencils and markers throughout the school year and are being more active in donating classroom supplies to help teachers. Rather than making multiple shopping trips throughout the year, customers are instead leveraging sales and buying two to three of each item or opting for the larger count packages.
To view an infographic that features additional fun Back-to-School facts, please go to http://newsroom.meijer.com/Media/Default/images/Meijer-School-web.jpg.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings.