Meijer Plans $50M Upgrades for Dayton Stores


GRAND RAPIDS — In an effort to further enhance its customer shopping experience, Meijer will invest nearly $50 million in extensive remodel projects for four supercenters in Dayton, Ohio.

Work on the four Dayton-area stores will begin this month and be completed in multiple phases so the stores can remain open during the construction process. The project is slated to be finished later this year and will provide each store with a new facade, remodeled gas station and drive-thru pharmacy. The remodeled supercenters will also boast enhanced floor plans to allow for expanded selections in departments throughout the store.

“We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to Dayton,” Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer says. “Our customers expect high standards from us, and our investment in these stores will ensure they enjoy the best shopping experience we can provide.”

The remodel project will allow for wider aisles and redesigned departments in all of the stores, which will feature expanded selections of national and specialty brands. The new pharmacies will be relocated near the front of the stores, health and beauty care will feature prestige skincare and vitamin brands, and a new baby center will provide a refreshed shopping experience for expectant parents. The pet department will offer a wider assortment of natural pet food.

The expanded apparel department will feature 12-foot-high walls and specialty lighting with updated fitting rooms. It will also feature national brands like Fila, New Balance, Reebok,Amy Byer, Carters, Wallflower, Almost Famous, Union Baby, Chaps and Jessica Simpson.

Other upgrades at each of the four stores will include:

  • New finishes, color scheme and tile flooring
  • Redesigned check-out and self-scan lanes
  • Upgraded heating, refrigeration and lighting fixtures throughout the store
  • Improved way-finding signage
  • Upgraded bathrooms
  • State-of-the-art electronics section
  • A revamped photo center

All stores will be remodeled to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards and include a variety of enhancements both inside and outside the store such as exterior lighting and parking lot upgrades. Additionally, the introduction of newer technology in key areas during the remodel process results in reduced energy usage and a more energy-efficient store.