Meijer Crosses Mackinac Bridge; Expands Into Michigan Upper Peninsula
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Last year was one of rapid growth for Meijer, and the retailer’s plans for 2017 show no signs of stopping. The company has announced May 18th opening dates for two new Michigan supercenters in the Upper Peninsula, the first in the region for the company.
The two new supercenters, in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, have already started receiving product and training staff for the openings, according to local NBC affiliate WLUC. The company has also released a video, shown below, highlighting the historic crossing of the first Meijer truck crossing the Mackinac Bridge.
According to the source, Meijer will hold the official ceremonious ribbon cutting for the two stores on May 18th, and will continue with ample promotions and special events for the grand opening celebrations scheduled for May 21st.
As we’ve previously reported, the Grand Rapids, MI based retailer has the strongest presence in Michigan, followed by Ohio which the company has recently focused its expansions in. According to WLUC, the Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie centers are two of seven new stores Meijer has announced plans to open in Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin for 2017.
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