Meijer to Invest $80M to Renovate Stores in Southeast Michigan


Grand Rapids-based Meijer Inc. today announced it will invest $80 million to remodel a dozen supercenters in southeast Michigan throughout the year as part of the company’s $400 million venture in new and upgraded stores across the Midwest.

Hank Meijer, CEO of Meijer, says the remodeling projects in metro Detroit include improvements such as wider aisles, redesigned floor plans, and new signage throughout the stores. He says once completed, the stores will offer expanded apparel, electronics, and liquor departments, and provide a greater selection of skin care products, vitamins, and natural pet foods.

Meijer says other projects include expanded food departments with a wider selection of produce, meat, and dairy products, while some locations will include redesigned pharmacies that would be relocated near the front of stores and feature drive-thru windows.

The southeast Michigan stores being remodeled include, Allen Park, Clinton Township,  Lapeer, Lenox Township, Marysville, Port Huron, Roseville, Royal Oak, Shelby Township, Southfield, Warren, and Wixom.

Frank Guglielmi, a spokesman for Meijer, says the Meijer location in Royal Oak will undergo a major renovation.

Meijer will also add new stores in Flat Rock and Sturgis, among seven other locations across the Midwest.

“We will continue our process of slow, steady growth,” Meijer says. “This plan has allowed us to remain focused on our customers and team members, while growing our business and ensuring we continue to innovate in the marketplace.”

Since 2010, Meijer has opened 36 new stores. The retailer operates 224 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.