Supercenter and media heavyweight help launch the trendy Faithwalk inspirational brand for Metro Detroit young ladies
(Detroit) – One year ago, the Meijer at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue held a grand opening ceremony at the Gateway Marketplace shopping center, and the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer continues to plant roots in Detroit. Recently the family-owned retailer formally broke ground on a second Detroit supercenter at the former Redford High School site at Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road. While both developments will each create hundreds of jobs, it is equally exciting that Meijer recently chose to carry a budding brand owned by one of Detroit’s faithful daughters at its store in the Gateway Marketplace.
Founded by native Detroiter Giesha Stevens, Faithwalk is an inspirational brand that encourages young ladies and ladies young at heart to live a purpose driven life. The brand includes interactive workshops for all ages (recent programming held at City of Detroit Recreation Centers), special events and now an exclusive line at the Detroit Meijer. Faithwalk’s summer retail line will debut from noon to 2 p.m. July 19 atthe Detroit Meijer, 1301 W. Eight Mile Road. The line will include a paperback book entitled Faithwalk For Young Ladies, equipped with thought-provoking journal entries, an embellished journal, a decorative rhinestone pen, a berry flavored lip gloss and two different styles of trendy Diamond Dust t-shirts.
“Our motto is, ‘Faithwalkers are God’s divine diamonds being polished.’ I’m delighted that Meijer has given us a platform to dispel some negative myths about our beloved city and inspire young ladies to strive for greatness,” said Giesha Stevens, chief executive officer of Faithwalk.
Hosted by Radio One’s on-air personality Randi Myles, the two-hour launch event will give shoppers the chance to purchase Faithwalk products, ranging in price from $6 to $16, mingle with special guests, highlight local youth accomplishments, enter to win Meijer gift cards and participate in a raffle for an authentic diamond ring.