Meijer says it is investing more than $375 million in new and remodeled stores in the coming year. President and CEO Rick Keyes said the new and refreshed stores will be spread out across the company’s six-state footprint, including a new location in uncharted territory for Meijer.
“These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us for so long,” Keyes said. “We’re also excited that at long last we’ll cross the bridge and open our first stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”
Meijer will build seven new supercenters while remodeling 22 locations. Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin will welcome new supercenters later this year. When this wave of construction is complete, the company says it will have remodeled and upgraded nearly 90 stores since 2010.
The new supercenters opening in 2017 will be in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, MI; McCordsville and Franklin, IN; and Greenfield, Howard and West Bend, WI.
Stores in key markets like Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville and suburban Chicago will be remodeled.