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Local news reports in the Grand Rapids region as well as MNB sources say that Meijer plans a series of substantial layoffs.

One source told MNB that more than a thousand people could be laid off, though that figure could not be confirmed.

Channel 8 News in Grand Rapids reports this morning that "managers were called to a meeting this morning. At that meeting, they were told, beginning tomorrow at 8:00 am, store directors would call individual managers into the office. If they are called in, they'll be told they are being let go and informed what, if any, severance package they'd be offered. The process should take about two days."

Meijer is not commenting on the reports.
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