This popular local grocery chain is about to open two new superstores – Eat This Not That

With 258 superstores in six states, including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, a regional grocery chain is one of America’s largest privately held companies today. And this year has been looking good for regional supercenter Meijer, following two openings in Ohio in late April and two more openings in Michigan and Indiana.

The new supercenters in West Branch, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, are slated to open May 12 and will each have 155,000 square feet. Although they will not be operational for another month, each has a Meijer Express gas station that is already open to customers.

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The new Meijer stores will have grocery, fresh produce, bakery, meat and delicatessen departments, floral departments and garden centers. In addition, according to Meijer announcements, pharmacies, pet supplies, electronics, toys, sports and clothing departments will be available.

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“Local residents and new customers have been incredibly welcoming every time we open a store in our home state where the Supercenter was born,” said Jason Beauch, Meijer’s regional vice president, in a press release about the Michigan location. “We look forward to opening the doors to our new neighbors in the West Branch.”

Last month, Meijer unveiled plans to open two new supercenters in northeast Ohio, the first in nearly a year. Stores will open April 28 in Brunswick and Canton, Ohio.

No wonder the chain is expanding—their one-stop shopping concept has been a hit in the Midwest. The Supercenter is known for its wide variety of grocery stores, including many USD-certified organic products and a full-service meat department. New shops now offer a pharmacy and general trade items found in specialty stores Progressive grocer. New departments include an extensive pet and baby department, as well as women’s clothing and beauty care.

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Amber Lake is a contributor to Eat This, Not That! and holds a degree in journalism from UNF in Jacksonville, Florida. Continue reading

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