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Meijer, Inc. is a regional American hypermarket chain with its corporate headquarters in Walker, Michigan, in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area; the facility has a Grand Rapids, Michigan address. Founded in 1934 as a supermarket chain, Meijer is credited with pioneering the modern supercenter concept in 1962. About half of the company's 200 stores are located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, with additional locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Meijer has no affiliation with Fred Meyers. Meijer will sell some Fred Meyers brand food items. The chain was ranked No. 23 on Forbes' 2011 list of "America's Largest Private Companies" and 19 in Fortune's 2008 "The 35 largest U.S. private companies". Supermarket News ranked Meijer No. 12 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $13.2 billion. Based on 2013 revenue, Meijer is the 27th-largest retailer in the United States. Wikipedia.


Madder R.D.,Meijer | Smith J.L.,William Beaumont Hospital | Dixon S.R.,William Beaumont Hospital | Goldstein J.A.,William Beaumont Hospital
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions | Year: 2012

Background-Whereas acute coronary syndromes (ACS) typically develop from the rupture of lipid core plaque (LCP), lesions causing stable angina are believed to be composed of fibrocalcific plaque. In this study, intracoronary near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was used to determine the frequency of LCP at target and remote sites in patients with ACS versus those with stable angina. Methods and Results-The study was performed in patients having ≥1 target lesion identified by invasive angiography who also underwent NIRS before intervention. LCP was defined as a 2-mm segment on the NIRS block chemogram having a strong positive reading indicated by a bright-yellow color. Patients with ACS and those with stable angina were compared for the frequency of LCP at target and remote sites. Among 60 patients (46.7% with ACS) undergoing invasive angiography and NIRS, 68 target lesions were identified. Although target lesions in patients with ACS were more frequently composed of LCP than targets in patients with stable angina (84.4% versus 52.8%, P=0.004), approximately one half of target lesions in patients with stable angina contained LCP. LCPs anatomically remote from the target lesion were frequent in patients with ACS and less common in patients with stable angina (73.3% versus 17.6%, P=0.002). Conclusions-Target lesions responsible for ACS were frequently composed of LCP; in addition, LCPs often were found in remote, nontarget areas. Both target and remote LCPs were more common in patients with ACS than in those with stable angina. Approximately one half of target lesions in stable patients were also composed of LCP. © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.


A lifting fork board includes: a frame provided with coupling means for coupling the fork board to a transport vehicle; an upright arranged on the frame and provided with a recess; and a cylinder arranged wholly or partially in the recess of the upright for the purpose of lifting the frame.


Disclosed is a manually length-adjustable fork for a lifting device such as a forklift truck, a forklift truck provided therewith, and a method therefor. The fork includes a fixed fork part; an adjustable fork part displaceable relative to the fixed fork part and provided from a tubular profile which is for a large part open on the side facing downward during use; and a locking mechanism connected to the fixed fork part and provided with a locking catch, a spring mechanism and a fastener accessible from an underside for manual operation of the locking catch.


A shopper reward server includes a communication module to receive purchase transaction data from a plurality of purchase interfaces of a retail enterprise, a database having stored therein a plurality of shopper purchase histories each including purchase transaction data for item purchases made over time by a different one of a corresponding plurality of shoppers, a transaction module to store purchase transaction data for each shopper in a corresponding shopper purchase history, and a shopper reward module to selectively generate for any of the shoppers at least one earn requirement, based on that shoppers purchase history, that must be satisfied by the shopper via at least one purchase made via any of the purchase interfaces in order to earn a corresponding discount reward redeemable against at least one specified item via any of the purchase interfaces.


A print media coupon may be converted to a virtual print media coupon by a device which captures an image of information on the print media coupon and which creates the virtual print media coupon based on the captured image. The virtual print media coupon may be stored in a virtual coupon repository associated with a customer of a retail enterprise that controls the repository, and/or may be stored in another memory. Alternatively or additionally, a virtual print media coupon displayed on a mobile device may be stored in the virtual coupon repository after scanning during the purchase transaction.

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