Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18

Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18

 

First trucks deliver to new stores as retailer announces May 18 opening date for Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Who: Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

What: The first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away! The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is confirming May 18 as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gas stations at each store officially open tomorrow, April 20.

The stores recently began receiving merchandise and have begun training for its team members in preparation for bringing UP shoppers fresh grocery options and a one-stop shopping experience. The company has just released a video highlighting the historic crossing of the first delivery trucks to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

On May 18, Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate each store’s first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. While weekly Meijer sales at the supercenter and gas station begin when doors open on May 18, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events to commemorate each store’s grand opening celebration beginning on May 21.

The Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenter are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin this year.

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

Source: Meijer

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Meijer opens two new supercenters in Northern Illinois; 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park

190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park feature fresh produce delivered daily and pharmacy services promoting family health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer has opened two new supercenters in Northern Illinois, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced today. The 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park together have created more than 500 new jobs and will provide local residents high quality products, fresh produce and a full-service pharmacy that puts family health care first.

With 25 stores throughout Illinois, the new stores are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and will be open 24 hours a day. They are among 11 new stores the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based family-owned retailer is opening this year in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Meijer now has 217 stores throughout the Midwest.

“As a pioneer of one-stop shopping, we’ve always strived to offer easy, affordable solutions to our neighbors, and we look forward to serving new customers in the Rockford area,” Hank Meijer said. “Whether it’s shopping for a family meal, getting your yard ready for summer or seeking answers about a nagging health concern, these supercenters represent our ongoing commitment to help provide a healthier, balanced lifestyle for anyone who steps through our door.”

Meijer said the new supercenter offerings include more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and a meat department that features Certified Angus Beef and custom cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily.

Opening celebrations began with a ribbon-cutting event at each store, followed by remarks from Meijer leadership and local officials. The stores also demonstrated their commitment to the community by making donations to local organizations. Shaun Bonner, store director for the Rockford location at Perryville Rd. and Rote Rd., presented a $25,000 check to the Eisenhower Middle School for additional laptops in its computer lab. Josh Weaver, store director for the Machesney Park location at Perryville and West Lane Rd., presented a check for $25,000 to the Harlem High School Fan Club to help fund the school’s new artificial turf football field. Additionally, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army each received $5,000 in April to help those affected by the tornado that struck Boone County and the Fairdale, Rochelle, and Kirkland communities.

As part of its ongoing community support, Meijer 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 at the local level. Since 2008, the retailer’s Simply Give program has generated nearly $14 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.

In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise, garden center and 24-hour gas stations, the new Rockford and Machesney Park Meijer pharmacies 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 Meijer free prescription program has filled nearly 26 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $376 million.

“Our team has worked very hard to get these supercenters ready and we’re excited to bring the Meijer difference to our new neighbors in Rockford and its surrounding communities,” Hank Meijer said.

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

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Meijer opens two new supercenters in Northern Illinois; 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park

Meijer opens two new supercenters in Northern Illinois; 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park

Meijer to open its Grafton and Kenosha supercenters on June 23

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — A little more than two years after announcing it was considering expansion into Wisconsin, Meijer has confirmed the opening date for its first two supercenters. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer will open its Grafton and Kenosha stores on Tues., June 23, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer said.

“We’re extremely eager to finally open our doors to Wisconsin,” Hank Meijer said. “We’ve been telling southeastern Wisconsin residents for months that they will love our fresh grocery options, wide selection of general merchandise and overall value. Now we’re excited to prove it as we open our first two stores in Grafton and Kenosha, with more to come later this summer.”

Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony at each store. As part of its grand opening celebration, the retailer will feature special promotions and events beginning on June 25. The Grafton and Kenosha supercenters are the first of four that will open this year in southeastern Wisconsin, with locations in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa on track to open in August.

The retailer now has 215 stores throughout the Midwest and has grown steadily by focusing on fresh grocery options, value to customers and community partnership. The new supercenters will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, and a bakery offering fresh bread baked four times daily. As Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, customers will have access to these offerings around the clock.

The stores will also feature a pharmacy offering the company’s free prescription program, which 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.

The retailer has a strong family and corporate tradition of caring by giving more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations each year, including significant support of hunger relief initiatives in the communities it serves. Meijer established relationships with Milwaukee area food banks before breaking ground on its new stores and donated more than 216,000 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

There are still team member openings for the Meijer stores in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa stores. The hourly positions will be part- and full-time across a wide array of skill sets, but ideal candidates will possess a desire to develop as part of the Meijer team and provide exceptional customer service. Potential candidates can begin the hiring process by applying online at http://jobs.meijer.com/newstore.

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:
Frank J. Guglielmi, 616-826-6747, frank.guglielmi@meijer.com

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Meijer to open its Grafton and Kenosha supercenters on June 23

Meijer to open its Grafton and Kenosha supercenters on June 23

Meijer builds four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area

First Meijer Supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha expected to open in June, hiring to begin in March

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-1-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 2 years after Meijer first publicly confirmed it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of   construction of its four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area.

“Foundations are set, floors are poured and the walls are up at our four new Wisconsin stores,” Meijer Senior Director of Communications Frank Guglielmi said. “All of us at Meijer are looking forward to bringing the Meijer experience to new customers in Wisconsin this summer.”

The retailer has confirmed that its stores in Grafton and Kenosha will open this June, and its stores in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa will follow in August. Each store will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials and store team members. Those specific dates will be announced about six weeks prior to the ribbon-cutting event. The Kenosha and Oak Creek Meijer stores will also feature a convenience store and gas station, which will open about 30 days prior to the main store, in May and July respectively.

“By the time we open these great new Wisconsin stores, we will have used 500 miles of wire, 4,000 tons of steel and 16,000 cubic yards of cement to build the four new supercenters,” Guglielmi said. “This will result in state-of-the-art stores that are the best our company has to offer.”

The retailer now has 213 stores throughout the Midwest and has grown steadily by focusing on fresh grocery options, value to customers and community partnership. The new supercenters in Grafton, Kenosha, Oak Creek and Wauwatosa will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, and a bakery that offers fresh bread baked four times daily. As Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, customers will have access to these offerings around the clock.

In addition to traditional grocery and merchandise offerings, the stores will also feature a pharmacy offering the company’s free prescription program, as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health.

The retailer has a strong family and corporate tradition of caring by giving more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations each year, including significant support of hunger relief initiatives in the communities it serves. The retailer offers a food rescue program at each of its 213 stores, and has a signature program called Simply Give that has generated more than $12 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.

Meijer began establishing relationships with Milwaukee area food banks before the retailer broke ground on its new stores. For example, Meijer donated two semi-trucks and trailers to both Hunger Task Force and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, along with a total of more than 216,000 pounds of food.

“We are very pleased to continue our growth into Wisconsin,” Milwaukee Market Director Chris Hoffmann said. “We are working diligently to put together a great team to help bring the Meijer difference to customers in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities.

Hoffmann said store directors have already been identified. Longtime Meijer team members Polly Emelander and Tom Livernois, who’ve both held numerous leadership positions, have been named as the Oak Creek and Wauwatosa store directors, respectively. Wisconsin native Steve Talbert has been selected as the Grafton store director, and longtime Meijer Store Director Don Mettler has been selected as the Kenosha store director.

Hoffmann also said while initial hiring for leadership positions is underway at each of the four Milwaukee-area stores, the retailer plans to begin the hiring of more than 1,000 new team members in March. The hourly positions will be part- and full-time across a wide array of skill sets, but ideal candidates will possess a desire to develop as part of the Meijer team and provide exceptional customer service. More details on the hiring process will be announced in the coming weeks.

Meijer has plans for additional stores in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout the state, and has stated it plans to open two to three new Wisconsin stores each year for the next four years.

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 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: Frank Guglielmi, 616-826-6747, frank.guglielmi@meijer.com

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Meijer builds four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area

Meijer builds four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area