Meijer Opens Two More Wisconsin Stores
MILWAUKEE, WI - In the next step of its estimated $750 million investment in Wisconsin, Meijer has officially opened two more stores in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek.
"Since opening our first two stores in the state six weeks ago, local residents and new customers have welcomed us with open arms and responded positively to the new shopping option we offer in Wisconsin," Co-Chairman Hank Meijer said. "We are thrilled to be opening our Wauwatosa and Oak Creek supercenters, giving us the opportunity to provide a quality one-stop shopping experience to more communities around Milwaukee."
Based in Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer now operates 222 stores in six different states, with plans to open two to three new Wisconsin supercenters per year through 2019. The retailer also will continue its partnership with local farmers and businesses to provide locally-grown produce and other grocery products. According to a press release, Meijer currently partners with five local produce growers in Wisconsin, including Alsum Farms of Friesland, WI.
"Our teams have worked very hard to prepare and we're excited to bring our stores to Wauwatosa and Oak Creek," Meijer President, J.K. Symancyk, said. "We do our best to find locations that will best serve communities and are looking forward to building on the excitement of our first four stores in Wisconsin in the years to come.”
According to the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, a typical Meijer supercenter totals about 180,000 square feet and sells a wide selection of both grocery and general merchandise items.