Over the last few years, Meijer has become an incredibly popular place to shop.
Not only do they carry a large amount of food and grocery items, but they also carry everything from electronics to sports cards.
This has led many people to wonder – when does Meijer restock, and what times should you expect products to return to shelves?
In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!
When Does Meijer Restock?
Meijer restocks the majority of their items each night between the hours of 12 A.M. and 6 A.M, while the store is closed. This is done to ensure that all products offered by the store are available when the store opens the following morning.
That being said, Meijer also may restock some of their store shelves during daytime hours as well.
However, major restocks happen overnight, due to the large amount of items that Meijer sells each day. Overnight stocking ensures that customers are able to browse and shop for items without Meijer employees getting in the way, or blocking access to store shelves.
Therefore, if you are after an item that is in high demand and sells out quickly (such as new gaming systems like the PS5), it would be best to be at the store during its opening hour before other people are bale to buy up the stock.
What Are Meijer’s Hours?
Now that we know that Meijer restocks every day, the next thing you may be wondering is what their hours are?
Most Meijer locations open at 6 AM each day, and remain open until midnight. The only exception to this is a few select locations, as well as special circumstances such as major holidays.
During holidays, the exact store hours may be cut short so Meijer employees can have more time to spend with their families.
Thankfully, Meijer has developed a convenient store locator that you can use to find the exact hours of your local store.
Simply plug in your city and zip code, and it will pull up a list of all of the Meijer locations in your area. Click on the button that says, ‘View store details’, and it will pull up a new page containing all of the hours for that exact location.
Additionally, because different departments may open at different times, it will also show you the hours for difference services – such as the bakery, pharmacy, and even Meijer’s gas hours.
Remember – if you’re after coveted items, it would be best to arrive shortly after the store’s opening, around 6 AM.
What Days Does Meijer Receive Shipments?
Meijer receives shipments every day of the week except for Sunday.
However, different items may be shipped in at different times.
Food shipments for example arrive at Meijer locations every day, where as toys for example are usually delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays according to one Meijer employee.
It should be noted however that Meijer doesn’t put out its entire stock all at one time. This means that there may be items within the store, that are not yet available for sale on store shelves.
This is why items may be restocked overnight every day of the week, even if a new shipment of that product hasn’t yet arrived.
So, it would be best to check the store daily if there is a specific item you’re looking to buy.
When Does Meijer Restock Online?
Unlike its retail stores, Meijer does not have a specific schedule for the speed in which items are restocked online.
Instead, different items may be restocked at different times, or not at all.
This is because rather than being up to the individual store, a separate division of Meijer handles their online operations, and manufacturers may ship different items to Meijer at different times. Therefore, they have a lot less control over their supply chain than the retail stores do.
Thankfully however, you can sign up to receive notifications when your desired items come back in stock on Meijer.com.
When Does Meijer Restock The PS5?
Unfortunately, Meijer does not have a set schedule for when Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be restocked. This is the same as other game systems they sell, such as the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X.
The PS5 has been in high demand since its released, and units are bought up straight away by scalpers looking to resell them for a profit.
This has made them extremely difficult to find across all stores, Meijer included.
The best thing you can do to improve your chances of finding a PS5 at Meijer is to get there early and rush to the electronics / gaming section. Because scalpers try to buy up as many system as they can, you will want to ensure that you are one of the first people to get there.
Additionally, Meijer may announce restocks for the PS5 in advance. So, pay attention to any updates they put out and consider asking local store employees if they know anything about PS5 restocks.
When Does Meijer Restock Food?
Because food and grocery are some of the most common items purchased at Meijer, they are restocked every day.
This ensures that in-demand food is immediately available to all customers that want to purchase it.
Shipments for food arrive at Meijer every day except Sunday, and food items may be restocked multiple times a day if the demand for it is there.
So, you can be sure that your food is fresh when purchasing from Meijer.
When Does Meijer Restock Sports Cards?
Like the PlayStation 5, baseball and basketball cards are currently in high demand.
Sports cards aren’t the only thing either – Pokémon cards are currently a hot seller as well!
As for restock dates, it depends entirely on the store. It is possible that cards are restocked every day, just like the majority of other items Meijer sellers.
Therefore, you should check each day to see if the cards you want are in stock.
Meijer restocks every day, after the store closes and before its opening hours.
However, some items are restocked more frequently than others.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about shopping at Meijer, please ask them using the comment form below.
Thanks for reading,
– James McAllister