Earlier this month, Meijer annouced a unilateral ban on all free publications in 199 grocery stores. Free publications like the City Pulse, Greater Lansing Woman, New Citizens Press and dozens of others are an important news source for arts and entertainment coverage, public notices and more. More than 3,000 Lansing area-residents pick up the Lansing City Pulse each week at Meijer!
Thanks to the hundreds of City Pulse readers and dozens of elected officials who contacted Meijer, the grocery giant has agreed to delay removing the racks in the Lansing area until March 15, 2012. As we continue to discuss the issue with Meijer, we'll keep you posted but please keep up the calls, emails, Facebook posts and tweets. It's critically important that Meijer knows how important access to free publications is to our community.
Thank you so much for supporting the City Pulse and all of the free, local publications that make our community better.