Meijer opens new 192,000-square-foot supercenter in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Meijer opens new 192,000-square-foot supercenter in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Meijer opens new 192,000-square-foot supercenter in Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a new 192,000-square-foot supercenter today in Waukesha, Wis., bringing local shoppers better access to low prices on high-quality merchandise, fresh produce delivered daily, and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.

“It has been a great privilege bringing the Meijer difference to customers in Wisconsin over the past 12 months and we look forward to continued expansion in the upcoming years,” CEO Hank Meijer said. “This is our sixth store in the state, and we are excited to continue our commitment to providing healthier, fresher options and build on our reputation for a great shopping experience here in Waukesha.”

The Waukesha store is one of nine new Meijer supercenters to open – and part of an investment of more than $400 million in new and remodeled stores – this year, which is creating 3,000 new jobs across the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer’s six-state footprint. The Waukesha store is at 801 E. Sunset Drive.

In 2015, Meijer opened its first four Wisconsin supercenters in Grafton, Kenosha, Wauwatosa and Oak Creek. In addition to the Waukesha location, Meijer also opened a supercenter in Sussex earlier this summer. Meijer has made a major commitment to growth in Wisconsin and plans to open two to three additional stores per year through 2020, including potential locations in the Green Bay, Fox Valley, Greenfield, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan area in the next several years.

“We’re thrilled to open our doors to the Waukesha community today,” Store Director Phil Kelley said. “We’ve worked hard for this moment and can’t wait to provide our customers with our incredible combination of selection and quality at lower prices.”

The new Meijer store was 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 features fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef and custom cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily.

The opening celebration began with a ribbon-cutting event, followed by remarks from Meijer leadership and local officials. Store Director Phil Kelley demonstrated the store’s commitment to the community by presenting $25,000 to the City of Waukesha to help fund improvements at the Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park and Waukesha Public Library. The renovations could include building a concession area, restroom upgrades and improvements to the Waukesha Public Library Community Room.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, students from La Casa de Esperanza went back-to-school shopping with Meijer gifts cards to get a jump start on this year’s school supply list.

As part of its ongoing community support, Meijer donates more than 7 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 at the local level. Since 2008, the retailer’s Simply Give program has generated nearly $24 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest. This year’s fall Simply Give campaign will run through Sept. 24 and all proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.

In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise, garden center and 24-hour gas station, the new Waukesha pharmacy will offer drive-thru pick up and the company’s free prescription program. 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 more than 34 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $473 million.

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 229 super centers 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 can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact:

Joe Hirschmugl
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com
616-791-3943

Source: Meijer

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Meijer opens new supercenter on Detroit’s northwest side

New 200,000-square-foot neighborhood store located at the site of former Redford High School

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Continuing its investment in Detroit, Meijer opened a new supercenter today on the city’s northwest side. The nearly 200,000-square-foot store is located near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods and provides local residents the opportunity to walk – rather than drive – to get fresh groceries.

“We always work hard to find locations that will best serve communities, so we are proud that this neighborhood store will provide our new neighbors a fresh grocery option,” Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “We’re very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part in helping this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive.”

Built on the site of the former Redford High School, the new Meijer supercenter is the latest of 11 new stores the retailer is opening throughout the Midwest this year. The new store provides customers with quality merchandise, more than 600 types of fresh produce and a full-service, drive-thru pharmacy that puts family health care first, including walk-in health screenings, comprehensive immunizations and specially trained diabetes-care pharmacists.

“The opening of a second Meijer store in Detroit is the latest example of our ability to attract new investment in our neighborhoods,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “Having two Meijer stores to serve as retail anchors is filling an important need in our city and creating significant job opportunities for Detroit residents as well.”

The store features a true marketplace environment, with fresh dairy and produce delivered daily, bakery items – such as bread and custom decorated cakes – made throughout the day, and a full-service deli. It also features a more traditional butcher shop environment, complete with a full-service meat counter, providing custom-cuts of Certified Angus Beef.

The new Detroit Meijer, at the intersection of Grand River and McNichols Ave., creates more than 300 jobs and demonstrates a commitment to community that has guided the family-owned retailer through the years. Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charitable organizations and also offers its Simply Give program to support local food pantries.

The company also partners with local farmers and businesses, when available, to provide locally-grown produce and other local products. For example, the new Detroit Meijer will feature Detroit Bold Traditions Coffee, Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Ice Cream and distinctive craft beers from Detroit-based Motor City Brewing Works.

Additionally, the Detroit Meijer store will be the latest to highlight Michigan small businesses through the retailer’s Made in Michigan initiative with the Michigan State University Product Center for Food-Ag-Bio. Last year, Meijer expanded its program that supports small Michigan businesses to feature 16 new Michigan-made grocery items in all stores statewide. This year’s lineup will include strawberry syrup by Jessica’s Natural Foods in Birmingham, walnut and almond granola from Pure Blend Granola in Clawson, hot salsa from Mrs. Pruitt’s Cha-Cha Salsa in Detroit, ginger teas from Foods (Food for Thought) in Honor, ginger teas from Sweetwaters in Ann Arbor, and multigrain flatbread and pizza crust by Easy Artisan Bread in Tecumseh.

“There’s so much history and pride here, so many people who’ve lived their entire lives in the city of Detroit, that the opportunity to provide healthy living options in these communities is something our company is grateful to be a part of,” Store Director Jay Mahabir said. “We already feel like a part of the neighborhood and are looking forward to providing a store that’s welcoming to everyone.”

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 217 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. 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.

Contact: Frank Guglielmi, 616-791-3814, frank.guglielmi@meijer.com

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Meijer opens new supercenter on Detroit’s northwest side

Meijer opens new supercenter on Detroit’s northwest side

Meijer opened new 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Manistee, Michigan

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened one of its first stores of the year today in Manistee, Mich. The new supercenter provides local residents and neighbors in Ludington, Cadillac, Bear Lake, Frankfort and Scottville access to fresh produce delivered daily, affordable, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.

“We are overjoyed to bring the Meijer one-stop shopping experience to our neighbors in Manistee and its surrounding communities,” Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “We hope that our wonderful location provides everyone a more accessible destination for their grocery and lifestyle needs, so they can spend more time enjoying everything that Western Michigan has to offer.”

Located at 15 Caberfae Highway, the new 190,000-square-foot supercenter 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 meat department that sells fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef and select cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily.

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 Ken Babcock presented a $25,000 check to the Manistee County Council on Aging, an organization that works to keep seniors independent by providing a variety of services that offer assistance to local residents 60 years and older.

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, its Simply Give program has generated nearly $14 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 Meijer free prescription program has filled more than 25 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $370 million.

Among other one-stop shopping highlights, the Health and Beauty Care section carries prestige skincare and vitamin brands and a new Baby Center provides a refreshing shopping experience for expectant parents. The apparel department features national brands like 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 our opening, and we’re excited to bring our store to this great community,” Babcock said.

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 215 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor 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. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact: Christina Fecher, 616-735-7968

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Meijer opened new 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Manistee, Michigan

Meijer opened new 190,000-square-foot supercenter in Manistee, Michigan