Big Rapids Meijer Welcomes Last Minute Christmas Shoppers

Last minute shopper’s filled stores across northern Michigan on Tuesday, grabbing those last minute Christmas items.

That included Meijer in Big Rapids.

The store started filling up with shoppers around nine this morning and the crowds kept growing.

The store’s director says people came in for everything from last second gifts to items for holiday dinners.

More than 100 employees were on hand to make sure the day ran smoothly.

Meijer says even though it’s a busy day for them, Christmas Eve is also a day they enjoy.

“It’s fun. I mean, if you’re not having fun today that’s why we’re in the business, we’re here to help people and we’re here to fill the needs for the customer. It’s fun. We’re here for all of your holiday needs but also we have all of the food and fresh items for the holiday dinners, it’s really a one stop shop,” said Brian Allison, Meijer Store Director.

Meijer says they were prepared for bigger crowds leading up to Christmas with fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.