Meijer plans to open two new supercenters in northeastern Ohio next month, marking its first new supercenter locations in nearly a year.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer said this week that supercenters in Brunswick and Canton, Ohio, are scheduled to open their doors on on April 28. Meijer Express gas stations adjacent to both of the new stores are slated open on March 31.
According to Tom Wilson, regional vice president at Meijer, the Brunswick and Canton supercenters will offer grocery, fresh produce, bakery, meat and deli departments plus a pharmacy, a floral area and garden center, and sections for pet care, electronics, toys, sports and apparel. Weekly Meijer sales are set to launch on opening day at both stores, which also will feature special promotions and events following opening day.
Meijer said it will provide more details on the two upcoming stores as opening day nears.
“It’s extremely exciting to continue expanding our presence in Northeast Ohio,” Wilson said in a statement. “Over the last two years, our store teams have helped families meet unprecedented challenges by providing fresh grocery options and supporting their pharmacy needs. Now we’re gearing up to bring our one-stop shopping experience to new communities in Brunswick and Canton.”
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 made their debut in Manitowoc, Wis.; Sycamore, Ill.; Bad Axe, Mich.; and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio.
Since opening its first store in the Columbus area in 1981, Meijer noted that it has invested heavily in Ohio, most recently building seven supercenters in the greater Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas. The chain currently operates 20 stores overall in Ohio.
The past several years also have seen Meijer expand its neighborhood grocery concept in Michigan. The retailer opened Bridge Street Market, a 37,000-square-foot store on the west side of Grand Rapids, in late August 2018. That was followed by the 41,000-square-foot Woodward Corner Market in January 2020, the 37,000-square-foot Capital City Market in downtown Lansing in October 2020 and the 42,000-square-foot Rivertown Market in Detroit’s East Jefferson Corridor in October 2021.