Meijer to Invest $160M in Stores

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GRAND RAPIDS — Hank Meijer, co-chairman and co-chief executive office announced that Meijer has finalized an investment of more than $160 million in new and remodeled stores this year. The investment includes the construction of six new Meijer supercenters and major remodel projects for an additional five stories. Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois will each welcome two new supercenters and remodel projects for four Michigan stores and one in Illinois.

“We are pleased to continue to invest in the Midwest communities that have supported us for so long,” Meijer said. “By keeping prices low and maintaining our focus on customer service, we have been able to continue to grow during a tough economic cycle.”

The new Meijer supercenters opening in 2013 include:
Swartz Creek
Portage, Indiana
Detroit
Danville, Illinois
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Warsaw, Indiana

Meijer 2013 remodel projects include:
Lansing(S. Pennsylvania Road)
Taylor
Flint(Hill Road)
Grand Rapids (Knapp’s Corner)
Springfield, Illinois

The remodel projects include a variety of enhancements both to the inside and outside of the stores and the introduction of newer technology in key areas during the remodel process will result in reduced energy usage and more energy-efficient stores. Two of the stores will go through a significantly more comprehensive remodel program. The South Pennsylvania Road Meijer in Lansing will be totally rebuilt, within a 14-month timeframe that will transform the aging site into an all-new store. The Knapp’s Corner Meijer will be the first to benefit from a new Meijer flagship remodel that will test design elements which may be considered for future stores.

“We will continue our process of slow, steady growth,” Meijer said. “This has allowed us to focus on our customers and team members, while supporting the communities where they work and live.”

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