Meijer unveils newly-remodeled Rockford Supercenter; the 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year

Meijer unveils newly-remodeled Rockford Supercenter; the 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year


Rebuilt Michigan store is 22nd Midwest location to be remodeled this year

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer celebrated the completion of this year’s 22nd newly-remodeled supercenter today (December 8, 2017) in Rockford, Mich., President and CEO Rick Keyes announced. The updated store has been designed to adapt to the needs of today’s customers, with an enhanced prepared foods area for grab-and-go convenience that offers Pan Asian cuisine, a pizzeria, fresh sushi and a sandwich shop.

In 2017, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer aggressively remodeled stores in key Midwestern markets, such as Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, and suburban Chicago. Six Meijer supercenters in Michigan alone were updated, including Mt. Pleasant, Grand Rapids and in the Detroit area. This year’s remodel investment means that Meijer has now remodeled more than one quarter of its 235 stores in the last two years.

“We continue to focus on updating our stores to bring the best retail experience to our customers,” said Keyes. “This was a major remodel, and we are very pleased to make this investment and renew our commitment to Rockford and the Algoma Township community.”

Updates to the Rockford supercenter began in June and were completed in six months, following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Improvements include an enhanced store layout with an updated pharmacy area, expanded grocery and health and beauty sections, updated apparel department and an all new pet department providing a specialty pet store feel.

Key updates also include lighting, heating, refrigeration and parking lot improvements. The remodeled 192,000-square-foot Rockford store also provides the Midwestern retailer another flagship location, where the company can test new innovations and programs for consideration at other stores.

The company celebrated the new store’s completion with a ribbon-cutting event, followed by remarks from Meijer officials and State Sen. Peter MacGregor, and featured performances from the Rockford High School Pep Band.

As part of the celebration, Meijer will host a Family-Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Rockford store. Customers can also enter to win a $500 shopping spree Dec. 8 and 9.

“Our customers in the Rockford community have been very patient during the last six months, so we’re very pleased that they can finally enjoy the benefits of this great new store,” Keyes said.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel, home decor and pet departments, and garden centers. For more information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

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Source: Meijer


Weis Markets opens its newly remodeled Kutztown store

SUNBURY, PA,2016-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets will celebrate the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store on at 15260 Kutztown Road in Kutztown on Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m.

The store has an expanded natural and organics section as well as updated deli, bakery and seafood departments.  A 30-seat beer café with more than 900 varieties of local craft beers, including those brewed by Weybacher, Victory and Saucony Creek opened in July.  Customers can create their own six packs and beer can be purchased for takeout or on site consumption.

At the Grand Reopening celebration, the store will make $500 donations to three local organizations: the Kutztown Fire Company, Kutztown Optimist Club and the Kutztown Historical Society.

About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), in 1912, is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 167 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: or


1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Bartell Drugs remodeled its Jefferson Square store in West Seattle

WEST SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs announces the celebration of its newly remodeled Jefferson Square store in West Seattle.

The store, originally opened in 1987, has had significant updates. This includes modernizing many elements of the building including new, energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures, new store shelving and furniture, and upgraded, attractive flooring. The space has also added our 10th CareClinic, a quick, convenient an affordable retail outlet for minor healthcare needs. The clinic opened on July 11.

Several areas of the store have updated with expanded product offerings. The market section features an expanded selection of items including locally-produced foods, beers and wine and increased cooler capacity for more beverages and frozen foods.

The cosmetic offerings have experienced a “make-over” as well with extended product lines featuring popular cosmetic brands including e.l.f., NYX and L.A. Colors.

The pharmacy features an enhanced, comfortable waiting area, private consultation room, and a host of preventative care services including immunizations in addition to the new CareClinic.

The renovated space will be just over 14,000 square feet and took just over four months to complete. The store is located at 4706 42nd Ave. SW in West Seattle.

About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Media Contacts:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs

Source: Bartell Drugs