Meijer Expands Across Ohio and Indiana
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Meijer is not messing around when it comes to expansion. All in one fell swoop, the retailer has opened several new stores across multiple markets. Debuting three new supercenters across the Midwest, Meijer aims to offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing customers multiple ways to shop in a unique store environment.
"These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a one-stop shopping experience," President and CEO Rick Keyes said. "We look forward to providing a customer-focused store that offers fresh options and innovation to help reshape how customers shop for the groceries and items they need while keeping their families safe."
Located in Seven Hills and Boardman, Ohio, and Westfield, Indiana, the 155,000-square-foot stores feature various digital shopping solutions such as Shop & Scan and Meijer Home Delivery and Pickup services. Known for offering more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and 150 USDA-certified organic items, the new Meijer stores provide a premium shopping experience in the produce aisle.
According to a press release, the new stores are currently operating under adjusted hours and maintaining coronavirus safety measures, including floor decals and protective plexiglass shields at every checkout station. To help ensure the continued health and safety of its team members and customers, Meijer continues to require face coverings be worn by anyone entering a Meijer store or Meijer Express station at all locations except where medical conditions prevent them from wearing one.
"Throughout the past few months, our Meijer team members have worked diligently to prepare these new stores amid unprecedented challenges, and for that we are all proud and inspired," Keyes said. "We are looking forward to providing the important items our customers need in the cleanest shopping environment as we work together in the new communities that have welcomed us."
Prior to opening their doors, each of the stores demonstrated support in their respective communities by making a total of more than $25,000 in donations to local organizations. Meijer donates more than six percent of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores work with local food banks and pantries to help fight hunger. Since 2008, the retailer's Simply Give program has generated more than $62 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.
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