195,000-square-foot store features fresh produce, Certified Angus Beef delivered daily and pharmacy services promoting family health
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-8-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a new supercenter today in Terre Haute, Ind., announced Co-Chairman Hank Meijer. The 195,000-square-foot store at State Road 46 and New Margaret Dr. provides access to fresh produce and Certified Angus Beef delivered daily, affordable, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.
“We are pleased to bring a fresh option to our neighbors in Terre Haute and its surrounding communities,” Hank Meijer said. “Whether it’s shopping for a family meal, preparing for a vacation or seeking answers about a nagging health concern, this supercenter represents our ongoing commitment to help provide a healthier, balanced lifestyle for anyone who steps through our door.”
With 34 stores now located throughout Indiana, the new store is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and will be open 24 hours a day. The grocery options that Meijer offers include more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and a full-service meat department that sells fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef and offers custom cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily.
“The City of Terre Haute welcomes Meijer into our community,” Mayor Duke Bennett said. “Meijer is well known as a great place to shop for a wide variety of household products and we greatly appreciate their decision to invest in our community.”
Meijer kicked off its opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting event inside the store, followed by remarks from Meijer officials and local dignitaries. Store Director Mark Campbell presented a $25,000 check to Vigo County Public Schools for improvements to their new aquatic center. He also presented a check for $5,000 to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank, which distributes the equivalent of more than 2.5 million meals each year in west central Indiana.
Meijer works hard to support the communities where its customers and team members work and live. That’s why the retailer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores works with local food pantries and banks to help fight hunger in local communities. Since 2008, the retailer’s Simply Giveprogram has generated more than $16 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.
The new pharmacy features drive-thru pick up and will offer the company’s free prescription program, as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the program has filled nearly 27 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $390 million.
Among other one-stop shopping highlights, the Health and Beauty Care section carries prestige skin care and vitamin brands and a new Baby Center provides an inviting shopping experience for expectant parents. The apparel department features national brands like SKECHERS, Fila, New Balance, Reebok, Amy Byer, Carters, Wallflower, Almost Famous, Union Bay, Chaps and Jessica Simpson. The pet department offers a wide assortment of natural pet food.
“Our team has worked very hard to prepare for this opening, and we’re excited to bring our store to this great community,” Campbell said.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 220 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
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