Meijer Partners With Alliance Data To Improve Credit And Loyalty Programs

meijerMeijer tapped Alliance Data Systems’ Retail Services business, which manages more than 135 credit programs, to provide co-branded and private label credit card services for Meijer’s store-branded credit card and its Platinum MasterCard. The two companies also plan to work together to enhance loyalty and rewards programs for card members.

“By leveraging our data-driven credit and marketing tools, Alliance Data will work with Meijer to extend the reach of the Meijer brand and drive loyalty among existing customers, delivering increased sales to the Meijer business,” said Melisa Miller, President of Alliance Data Retail Services.

In a second agreement, Alliance Data acquired Meijer’s portfolio of co-brand and private label credit card accounts. Details of the purchase price were not disclosed, and the transaction is scheduled to close before the end of 2014.


Prepping For The Holidays

Meijer also announced plans to hire more than 10,000 new store associates to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. The retailer keeps its stores open 24 hours and is closed only on Christmas Day. Although each store has its own unique staffing needs, all stores have open positions. The company identified staffing needs for stores in the following states:

  • 4,800 associates in Michigan;
  • 1,800 associates in Indiana;
  • 1,700 associates in Ohio;
  • 1,500 associates in Illinois; and
  • 1,000 associates in Kentucky.

“While most of these opportunities are part time and seasonal, these jobs can provide a gateway to a full-time career at Meijer,” said Michael Rotelle, SVP of Human Resources at Meijer. “As we continue to grow, we are frequently looking to fill our on-going part-time and full-time needs. These positions provide an opportunity for people to begin a retail career within a growing company.”

Interested candidates can complete an online application or at employment kiosks located in most Meijer stores. The web site also allows applicant to search for openings in a specific area and indicate store preferences.

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