Meijer is following up a pair of supercenter openings in Ohio later this month with another pair next month in Michigan and Indiana.
Plans call for 155,000-square-foot supercenters to open May 12 in West Branch, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind. Meijer Express gas stations opened next to both sites on April 14.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer said the new West Branch and Fort Wayne supercenters will house grocery, fresh produce, bakery, meat and deli departments, along with a floral section and garden center. Both locations also will have pharmacies plus pet, electronics, toys, sports and apparel departments.
Weekly sales at the new stores will begin when their doors open on May 12, and Meijer plans to offer special promotions and events as part of the grand opening events.
“Local residents and new customers have been incredibly welcoming every time we open a store in our home state where the supercenter was born,” Jason Beauch, regional vice president at Meijer, said in a statement.
Meijer noted that it has invested heavily in Indiana since opening its first store there in 1994. The new Fort Wayne supercenter on Dupont Road will be Meijer’s fourth in the city and 41st store in Indiana, where the company has nearly 8,000 employees and runs a manufacturing plant in Middlebury.
“Over the last two years, our store teams have helped families meet unprecedented challenges by providing fresh grocery options and supporting their pharmacy needs, so we look forward to opening the doors for our new neighbors,” stated Maureen Mitchell, regional vice president at Meijer.
Last month, Meijer unveiled plans to open two new supercenters in northeastern Ohio. The stores are slated to open their doors in Brunswick and Canton, Ohio, on April 28. Meijer Express fuel stations adjacent to both stores opened on March 31.
The new Ohio locations represent Meijer’s first new supercenters in almost a year. Meijer had last opened new supercenters in May 2021, including three 155,000-square-foot locations in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Ind. Before that, the retailer had opened five supercenters in July 2020, when 159,000-square-foot stores premiered in Manitowoc, Wis.; Sycamore, Ill.; Bad Axe, Mich.; and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio.
Overall, Meijer operates 258 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky andWisconsin. The retailer’s grocery locations include four neighborhood supermarkets in Michigan: Bridge Street Market (Grand Rapids, 37,000 square feet), Woodward Corner Market (Royal Oak, 41,000 square feet), Capital City Market (Lansing, 37,000 square feet) and Rivertown Market (Detroit, 42,000 square feet).