Apparently Meijer, Inc. corporate has decided to omit all manned express lanes in their stores.
They wish to force shoppers to use the self-serve lanes or stand in long lines behind shoppers with a cart full of items. This is their idea of "customer service" for their valued guests!! After all these years of being a loyal customer, they turned on us. Time to shop at WalMart or Kroger.
Both of their competitors are much closer to us than Meijer, but we have gotten to know most of the Meijer employees over the years and much preferred them to the WalMart people. Now that it is clear Meijer has the same attitude toward "guests" as WalMart, we might as well just go to WalMart.