Meijer, the Michigan-based retail giant, will open it’s gas station on 54 at the bypass on April 21; the nearly 200,000 sq foot super center opens on May 19. Meijer will employ 280 people in Owensboro. The new Meijer store, the 11th in Kentucky, will have “more than 100,000 grocery and general merchandise products available at affordable prices.” Produce, deli, bakery, pharmacy, you name it. Meijer stores founded in 1934 by Hendrik Meijer – still family owned – ranked by Forbe’s magazine at No. 19 on its 2015 list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” $15.8 billion in sales last year. 76,000 employees. The hiring process is underway.