In celebration of Women’s History Month, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer has introduced a special collection of products featuring the art of three Midwestern women artists – Abeer Abo-Shihata, Judy Mintze and Misty Russian – in every Meijer supercenter.
The retailer will donate 5 percent of sales from the collection to the American Heart Association’s “Life is Why” Campaign to help support initiatives like the Go Red for Women Campaign, an American Heart Association initiative focused on driving awareness of heart health among women.
The collection includes a mix of paintings and digital art printed on stationery, gift bags, canvas tote bags, key rings, kitchen towels and decorative boxes, featuring the three winning pieces of art, as well as framed prints of the art. The limited-edition products are available in stores while supplies last through April 1.
The retailer selected the featured pieces from hundreds of submissions after putting out a call for culturally-inspired art in 2021 as part of its ongoing efforts to support underrepresented communities and ensure every customer sees themselves reflected on its shelves. The winning pieces were selected by Meijer merchants based on team member votes.
“As women, we each have our own unique experiences that shape us,” said Carla Hendon, director of supplier diversity and indirect procurement. “While each piece reflects its artist’s celebration of her womanhood, we know this collection will speak to women at large as the pieces celebrate the depth and multi-dimensionality of a woman’s sense of self.”
On the heels of its Black History Month local artist collection, this is the second of five local artist collections the retailer will unveil in 2023, with others tied to locally-inspired art, Pride Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. Customers can shop the Women’s History Month artist collection in stores or online at meijer.com.
Meijer operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer has evolved to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics.